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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled from 22-oz bomber during Surly D-Day. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring and some film top. No lacing noticed. Aroma of toasted multi-grain malt with some oatmeal character, dark chocolate and mild coffee. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate and touch of coffee, floral hops, and some dark pitted fruits. Finish is smooth with a light hop bitterness that quickly disappears with the toasted dark malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2008
GABF 2008. Dark walnut brown, low creamy brown head. Sweet lactic chocolate and coffee, low hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught. Low lasting off-white fluffy head. Pitch black body. Coffee caramel aroma. Mild coffee caramel flavor with high carbonation, long coffee aftertaste with little hops bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, coffee, roasted oatmalt, sour. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (050808)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5370) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 Gravity cask. Not clean. Flavours not precise. Some coffee, but wandering off. Not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FanwickMike (6) - USA - SEP 22, 2008 does not count
part of beer sampler 09/21/08 very dark, but without the grainy bitterness found in many stouts, plus a little sweetness from the oatmeal. not much hop flavor, but a very nice taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle from pastor (joepais) Thanks man!
Pours mostly black with a fizzy beige head. Smell is not too impressive. Mild, with some light roastiness in the background. Taste is very dull with some roastiness and maybe some oat, but I’m probably reaching after reading the description. Really, very mild flavor and too high carbonation for an oatmeal stout. Comes off too fizzy and not really creamy. Not offensive, but impressive for a brewery that makes the top or one of the top ranked beers in the world. There is a weird taste in the finish as it warms too...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9056) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
5.5% ABV. Pitch black. Roasted oatmeal smell. Taste of dark chocolate malts, followed by a touch of dark fruits. Medium palate (third pint glass at GBBF, 05.08.2008).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
urnamesucks (92) - New York City, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Good stout if you are a stout fan. Was a little more coffee flavor than I would like, but above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6843) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 5 Aug 2008) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Roasted, hoppy nose with fruity/citrussy hop notes, pine and resin. Malty taste with soft roasted flavours and notes of piney hops. Not that bitter, distinct but rather short finish. Lovely balance. Very drinkable and very nice beer.

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