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Erie Brewing Drake’s Crude Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Oatmeal Stout: Malt bonanza of roasted, and chocolate malt flavors, with a silky smooth finish. 16°

Beer Stories
In 1859, Colonel Edwin L. Drake successfully drilled the first oil well in Northwest PA. His first well became known as “Drake’s Folly” by skeptics who soon ate their words as Pennsylvania became responsible for almost half the world’s oil production. Drake’s Crude Oatmeal Stout is a silky smooth, crude oil black malt beverage, which reflects on our region’s rich oil production history.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - JUN 21, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown, nearly black, color with a one finger head of tan foam. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of chocolate and coffee with some other lighter notes of oat. A little bit of a vanilla smell as well as some notes of a slightly burnt and caramel aroma are there as well, producing a rather pleasant smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a smooth and sweet chocolate flavor mixed with a nice oatmeal base. As the taste advances it initially loses a bit of the sweetness with it gaining more coffee and a bit more roast to the middle of the flavor profile. This however changes later on as more oats and some vanilla comes to the tongue, with the coffee fading from the picture. With these transitions that occur toward the end, a very smooth and moderately roasted and sweeter flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on slightly thinner side for an oatmeal stout with a carbonation level that is rather light overall. The light carbonation was spot on for the style, but the thinner body could have used a bit of a boost as it would have nicely accentuated the sweeter chocolate and oatmeal flavors of the brew quite a bit better. Overall – A very tasty and smooth oatmeal stout. A little on the more sweet chocolate side, but a very fine drinker overall.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Dark brown pour. Not dark enough. Small couple of off white bubble islands float on the non-black liquid. Minerally malt aroma. Roasted malt and iron blood taste. Sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1733) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Dark brown min tan head. Sweet, earthy, nutty, roAst. Pretty tame and slightly thin palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
this beer was a little thin. Palate was light, though the body was dark. Not the best oatmeal stout out there

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (307) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark black. Aroma is thick roasted malt. Taste is crisp yet thick. Finish is a wash of malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1348) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet with some chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor starts off with the roasted malts but has plenty of chocolate as well. Overall a decent brew/

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CzarMike (30) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Dead center oatmeal stout. Smokey smokey. Woodsy rausch type. Happy to have but wouldn't order again. ---all in good suds.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2765) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours tar black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, oats, and roasted malt. Chocolate, oat flavor with some roasted malt and hint of smoke. Nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours a translucent brownish black on tap with no real head or lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste is smoke and roast, with a slight soy. Thin and easy, but lackluster.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/13/13

Aroma: Toasted and roasted malt nose, with some smoke, and a little bit of sweet malts
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small head and very little lace
Flavor: The taste is more sweet than the aroma suggested, still plenty of roast and a little smoke
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a hint watery on the mouth, with a smokey finish
Overall Impression: Decent, but not special It gets a nice smokiness, which is probably the most interesting component of the beer. Otherwise, it’s just okay.


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