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Hub City Oatmeal Stout

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Formerly brewed at Hub City Brewing
Style: Stout
Stanley, Iowa USA

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our oatmeal stout is so named for the 10% oat content of the grist. As you taste this beer you will find coffee and dark chocolate as the dominating flavors with a slightly sweet finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle #25 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head. Roasted aroma dominated by liquorice with notes of chocolate and coffee. Roasted flavour of liquorice and coffee with notes of hops and grape fruits with notes of ash tray. Dry roasted and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8381) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Dark black-brown beer with a thick dark brown head. Aroma is very roasty and a little bit earthy. Nice rich bitter chocolate flavour. Lots of sweet oat flavour on the back along with a heavy roasty bitterness. An oatmeal stout in the vein of McAuslan, rather than other types I’ve had. Lightly charry on the back. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. A - Very dark brown/near black color with a very large, creamy, billowy and creamy head that is a very dark tan. Very good retention that settles into a nice thin, bubbly layer of lace. S - A strong amount of black, roasted coffee and dark chocolate with coffee being the stronger of the two. Roasted malt and oat also comes out pretty strong. Somewhat breakfast/coffee stout like but with a bit stronger level of roasted/charred malt. T - Similar to the aroma with a good amount of black coffee and chocolate, with coffee being the stronger of the two. Roasted malt and oat taste is always in the background. Not overly bitter, but there is a nice bittersweet taste to it. M - On the lighter side of medium body with a good amount of carbonation. This is the biggest problem with the beer, it is just a bit too thin and light. It has a bit of a creamy feel, but not what I would expect in an oatmeal stout. D - Easy to drink, well balanced beer. A nice bittersweet aspect and a good amount of coffee and chocolate. The bit of oat in the background is also nice. Notes: This is probably my favorite beer from Hub City. Pretty good oatmeal stout, although nothing outstanding, just a basic oatmeal stout. I would get it again, if the price were right, but it’s nothing that I would feel compelled to get.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours a nice 1/4 inch head that falls into a small layer that retains well. Color is black and unsee-through-able. There is a lacing. The smell is strong coffee flavors with sweet almost chocoalte flavors

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
From the beer of the month club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized exceptionally dark head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty and roasty with hints of coffee, vanilla and cocoa. The flavor was bitter and roasty with moderate notes of vanilla and cocoa and a faint hint of anise. The finish was medium length, dryish and had a bit of cocoa. Fairly full bodied and nicely creamy. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13358) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
#25 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 29-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Black - Brown head. High coffee, licorice, figh dryness, burned, ashes, light tarmac, schwartzbier, chocolate, roasted. Thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
#25 Bottle. [Papso Shady blind Tasting 2009] Large almost brown looking creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, liquorish, chocolate, ash. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and bone dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Lingering dry and bitter cold coffee finish. 8 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of pepsican. Pours black and opaque with a dense and creamy light brown head leaving a neat lacework. Hard roasted malt aroma with some coffee touches. Medium body, hard roasted malt and ashes with an extremely dry malt bitter finish. Nice though. 290509

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Inky dark brew with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, malt. Taste starts with sweet malts, chocolate, rich coffee and transitions in the finish to burt malt / expresso / bitter chocolate. The first few sips tasted downright smokey like burnt wood, but that passed - though it was a pleasant wrap on the taste. Palate is very satisfying. Overall, an excellent stout with character and attitude. I’d buy it again and will watch for it on my travels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1420) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle via the construction gods. Yeah its a long story but buy me a beer sometime and maybe I’ll tell yah. So on with the rating notes verbatim. "YUM!" Light touch of coffee tinged roastiness. This is supported by a cocoa-licious and milk chocolate slick body. Oats contribute to the luxurious head. Even smoother and more lucious as it warms.


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