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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   ABV: -
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Named in honor of Fitchburg's first farmer, John Stoner's Oatmeal Stout is a good old-fashioned lesson in rich, creamy smoothness. Brewed with a high percentage of oats - which provides the creaminess - Oatmeal Stout is a sub-category of the Sweet Stout genre (as opposed to Dry Irish, Foreign, or Imperial Stout.) Various roasted and caramel malts lend the trademark sweet chocolate and coffee notes to this beer, while the special nitrogen-tap system delivers a dense head and emphasizes the smoothness.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: John Stoner’s Oatmeal Stout
Date: 08/08/2008
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub, Flitchburg

Appearance: black with brown edges, dense creamy beige head, solid lace,
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma,
Body: creamy velvet nitro body that turns watery after a while,
Flavor: dry roast flavor, touch of coffee, light bitterness from the roasted,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap at Great Dane - Fitchburg... nitro pour. Clear, deep garnet color with a 1+" well-retained, whipped beige head. Very thorough lacing followed this down. Sweet, roasty chocolate, oats, and a little coffee provided an exceptionally enticing aroma. Flavor was ideal for a sweet stout... milky chocolate, lactic notes, fresh coffee roast, and caramel was all present and exquisitely blended. Smooth, creamy, and medium-bodied on the palate with a well-placed coffee bitterness on the finish (along with some milk chocolate). Very, very tasty brew that went down quickly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
On draught at the Great Dane Fitchburg location. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy off-white/beige head that slowly dissipates to an off-white ring. Aroma of toasted dark malt, some oatmeal, chocolate a hint of coffee and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate a hint of coffee and some dry flowery hops. Finish is semi-sweet with some lactose presence and then a watery aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2004
(Fitchburg) Dark brown to black color. Dense cream colored head. Sweet malt and roasted malt, dark chocolate and touch of coffee aromas. Lighter feel, but creamy smooth. Dry and sweet malt flavors meld together. Dark chocolate, mocha and a touch of vanilla make for a pleasant quaff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2007
10 ounce draught mug at the Fitchburg location, June 21 2007. Nitro pour, satiny-smooth off-white head tops the jet body....smooth, quite pleasant cocoa-coffee aroma, like a mocha latte I guess, just as inviting and just as simple....ultra-smooth body, light crisp malts oversee a moderately sweet front, dry and woody finish, fair amount of coffee bitterness....nothing terribly wrong with this, but certainly the nitro helps kill what might have very good and keep it quite ordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4394) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Near black color with a thin head. Sweet malt aroma with a pinch of oats. Oddly enough, it almost smells dry at the same time. Some roasts and dryness in the taste. It does finish a bit dry and alcoholic. Not a typical sweet stout.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 22, tap @ Great Dane Brewery, Fitchburg. Pours deep dark brown with nice tanned head leaving some lacing. Thin body, good roasted aroma and flavor of chocolate, malty, dry tart. Nice tart longlived finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Brown with a tan long lasting head. Light nose of sweet malts, chocolate and coffee. Creamy and thin with taste of roasted malts mixed with sweet malts. It’s ok.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Nitro tap at the brewpub (Fitchburg). Poured a deep dark brown color with orange highlights. Head was creamy, thick, and light tan with good retention and lacing. Smelled of subdued chocolate. Smooth nitro mouth feel. Slightly sweet up front with light roasty bitternes at the end. Flavor was similar to the aroma without anything dominant. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
On draught at the Fitchburg location: Started off great, had a nice sweet enticing aroma, with lots of chocolate, oats and milk on the nose. Appearance was attractive as well. But as soon as it hit the tongue, it went downhill from there. Watery, with noticeable metallicy taste. Not as thick and creamy as i would have imagined it to be. With 3 different locations and different brewers, I’m sure it’s not always going to be the same. I’ll wait to sample this again at another location.


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