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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!”


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Very solid stuff. Lots of dark fruits like raisin and dates and prune, Nice notes of bread or toast. Actually comparable to an oatmeal raisin cookie, but the word "oatmeal" right there on the label might be suggesting a little. Notes of coffee, too, as well as chocolate. Perhaps a little boozy as it warms. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, some smoke and some oats. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice oatmeal stout and the best Mendocino beer I have tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2097) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours basically black with a 2 finger, kinda chunky, tan head that has decent retention. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, roast, a touch of char, dark caramel and maybe a hint of dark toasted oats. Flavor is roast, chocolate, toasted oats, molasses, spicy and planty hops, roasted nuts and a metallic tinge that I didn’t so much enjoy. Palate is a little too thin, both oily and dry and has a light, but sharp carbonation. Pretty good oatmeal stout, a bit thin and slightly metallic, but it ends up being quite enjoyable overall. Nothing all that special though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8983) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the From The Vine beer tasting on 11/12/2010: The beer is a brownish black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Smoky and chocolaty aroma. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malt. The finish is smooth and oaty with a mild chocolate aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6097) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, dark brown color with a roasty cocoa aroma, flavors of burnt roast and coffee, dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Very dark black, brown edges, lumpy tight dark tan head. Aroma is creamy chocolate, light roast, sweet. Taste is sweet, roasty, chocolate, oatmeal creaminess. Solid sweet stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
A really nice Oatmeal Stout. Very sweet, the palate is a bit rough but expected from a rough stout like this. The flavor is really good, head on it is really creamy. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma was roasted malt, some sweetness. Taste was a little sweet, some chocolate bitterness, creamy mouth feel. Had a little bitterness. It left a roasted malt aftertaste/

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours pretty black with a thin tan smear on top. Aroma is smooth burnt malt with a coffee aspect. Full bodied with chewy carbonation. Flavor is pretty much chocolate and coffee with the burnt malt as background. Quite tasty. Just enough bitter to round things out.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
New bottle of the 2010 batch. Pours a thick, light brown head. Body is jet black. Aroma is roasted malt with some nice sweetness. Flavor is fairly dry, with a nice roasted coffee bitterness. It’s also a bit hoppy for an oatmeal stout (not IPA hoppy, of course, but still pretty hoppy). It’s very smooth and incredibly drinkable. Hopefully, Mendocino plans to keep this in the regular rotation.


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