Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A robust, Irish-style stout with 75 pounds of rolled and steel-cut oats included in the mash. The oats add a creamy texture and velvety smoothness that help round out the roasted barley bite. Served nitrogen-conditioned for a thick, frothy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3254) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Jester King with Friends. Pour is deep brown with a frothy tan head and good lacing. Tangy, roasty, graham crackers, cocoa, and light coffee in the aroma. Taste is roast, light espresso, toasted bread, chocolate, and bread with a big roasted finish. Medium body with full carbonation. Well-built light bodied stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1078) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
22oz bottle at Jesterking with Taylor Stephen and Dina. Pours black with hint of brown, almost no head. Aroma is dark browny, mild yeast twang, lightly roasted malt, water. Taste is light roasted malt, fluffy moithfeel. Drinkable nice, chocolate brownie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3370) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Black brown with a small tan head. Roasty milk chocolate, mocha, a little dark fruit, and earthy oat aroma. Roasty malt, coffee, chocolate, and ashy/earthy oat. Body seems a little light for the style, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (407) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with two finger thick foamy head, nice cascading lace... I get coffee and roasty malts on the nose, well balanced with a little sweetness from the oats to balance the finish... Well done... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Polished, roasty aroma. Chocolates, brandy cherries, coffee, more.

Graham cracker maltiness and sarsaparilla bittersweetness make up a simple, top-heavy flavor.

Mouthfeel is round and delicate, lacking in a certain pillowy depth that characterizes better examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells like coffee beans. Tastes like chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4128) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, light earthy hops, light smoke, and some raisins. Flavor is smoke and roast malts forward with supporting earthy hops, oats, and some dark fruit; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3288) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Tap. Clean roast. Cream. Milk chocolate. Touch of molasses. Decent beer. Doges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Had on tap, and served from a bartender who probably went as a "nerd" in high school. Reddish dark-brown pour which sustained huge frothy mocha head. Smells and tastes of refined sugar, Coca-Cola, licorice, and ash. Oats, roast and vanillin by swallow. Alright. Too sweet for the style, IMHO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich brown with a fine, bubbly head. Rich chocolate aroma with moderate roast, some char. Medium sweet flavor with dark chocolate, dark toast, modest earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faint dryness to finish with loads of rubust yet restrained chocolate and roasted malts. Superb.

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