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Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout



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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Dark and roasty yet light and smooth as a fresh coat of snow, our Oatmeal Stout will kick your cabin fever and inspire you to toss another log on the fire.

Oh, what fun it is to ride through a flurry of flaked oats o’er a field of rich roasted malt flavors!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle
In typical Great Lakes fashion this sweet stout provides flashes of brilliance amid streaks of the mundane. For a daily drinker there are worse options. That said I think I will stick to other locals for my stout fix.

Aroma / Appearance - A sandy head melts into the black base. Cool oatmeal cookies sprinkled with sugar and malt offer a thin veneer of interest that fades in a minute or two.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy burnt oatmeal tickles the palate. A dry delayed bitterness provides a tease before things fade into a distant memory. An average sweet stout isn’t bad but neither does it have anything that sets it apart from others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and an off white head. Chocolate, oaty, and some earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5299) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Near black color with a taller, tight bubbled light tan head. Aromas of grains, earthy hops, cocoa, and roasted malt. Sweet malty start. Bits of grain, and herbal hops. Nice lace. Thinner feel. Finish and linger have some roasted malt bitterness. Solid, but who gets too excited about an Ohio City. 11/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (437) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2016
An offbeat oatmeal stout that is indeed dark-colored and light-bodied, but not nearly as roasty and smooth as it looks like it should be. Given Great Lakes’ other terrific malty choices like Blackout Stout, Edmund Fitzgerald and Oktoberfest, this is disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3560) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Fairly standard oatmeal stout; nothing wrong with it, but nothing notable either; a touch thin. Draught sample at Party Town in Florence, KY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: blackish pour, thin light tan head. aroma of roasted malt, little burnt. tastes are chocolate, porter-like, coffee, oat, malty. thin palate. drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reberiii (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Great Lakes Oatmeal. A little bit thinner than I was expecting from a stout with oats. Persistent roast bitter in the finish that’s a touch off when super cold. Overall, a nice beer to consume multiples of, but nothing too remarkable. 6, 4, 6, 3, 12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Chocolate and coffee aroma and taste...at expense of more natural roast. Very dark brown color. Thinner than my favorite oatmeal stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1172) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and oat. Flavor is sweet chocolate and oat, with a smaller roast character. Pretty straightforward, yes, but when done this well straightforward is just fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2401) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Draft at the Irish Pol. Dark brown pour with soapy/frothy khaki foam. Dark roasty malts. Burnt cedar. Semi-sweet chocolate. Cold coffee. Nut shells. Molasses. Charcoal. Hitting some of the right notes but lacking in character. Body feels too watery. Easy drinking enough but unexciting.

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