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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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“Jet black in color and full·bodied with a rich, creamy, long-lasting head. Robust, with luscious chocolate and coffee flavors, it is balanced with just the right amount of UK Golding hops. Brewed with massive quantities of oats, our Oatmeal Stout is smooth in the extreme. It pairs well with a wide range of hearty, full-flavored foods and delicious desserts. Our Oatmeal Stout is 6.0% alcohol by volume and 100% marvelous!”


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3248) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a dark black story brown with no head to speak of. Aroma is strong coffee and licorice. Taste is toasted coffee beans with a mellow transition to oats and licorice. Nice oatmeal stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pretty light. Nice roasted flavor with some dark chocolate. Not too heavy on the coffee. Oats and hops. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Deep, rich dark black inky pour with a decently thick khaki-colored head. Aroma has some pipe tobacco, some day old coffee and a bit of fresh black earth. Bold stout flavor with some nice bakers unsweetened chocolate, some french roast coffee, a bit of fresh black dirt. Mouthfeel is nice and dry and chalky. Excellent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (348) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle. Black, small light brown creamy head, fair lacing and good retention. Great roasted malt aroma. The usual suspects are here: molasses, chocolate, coffee, toasty caramel. Mouth is medium-full with creamy carbonation, lightly dry. Flavor is lightly sweet with some coffee bean bitterness, and a mildly hoppy long finish. I am beginning to think that this is one of the easier styles to get right. A lot of breweries do it well. The Mendocino is a solid offering. Very tasty and true to form.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Malt and caramel aroma with light roast. Malt and oatmeal flavor with light roast and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Light chocolate and caramel lingers with malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle purchased from BevMo: Creates a gigantic formation of fluffy foamed head while the liquid is a dark opaque shade of brown. As for the nose, there is a decent serving of roasted down malts that hint towards dark chocolate while at the same time perhaps an aroma of oatmeal as well. The palate is smooth and creamy which allows room for a rich flavor of roasted black malt to subdue the taste buds. There is some background of oats, but they are light in comparison to the more flavorful taste of chocolate and coffee bean that plays out. Certainly a stout that keeps my interest while I guzzle down a few bottles.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1771) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
A dark and frothy ale with a rye bread savouriness on the nose. Super creay with hints of iron and long, smooth roasty flavours. Sweet and smooth but pretty straightforward.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2175) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle from a winter beer mix pack. An unceremonious dumping into a pint glass produces a big cocoa-colored lather atop a black coffee body. Chocolate-covered coffee bean aroma with hints of sulfur and iron. Slight apple pie note and some phenols too. Flavor is old coffee and minerals, chocolate milk made with water instead of milk (I guess you’d call that chocolate water), charred coffee beans and a lingering metal note that recalls sucking on a penny. Unfortunately, this beer derives no full mouthfeel or silkiness from its use of oats, and so my tongue derives no satisfaction. About what I expected from Mendocino.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, some roast, and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate, some light roast and a light coffee in there also. Solid, drinkable, smooth oatmeal stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Sampled on 3/26/2011. This oatmeal stout pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized, tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, with a hint of vanilla. Medium to full bodied Oatmeal Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Seems a little thin for an oatmeal stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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