Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Draft at the brew pub. Pours a black body with a tan head. Oats, chocolate malt, and roasted chocolate. Creamy dry oatmeal and some sweet malt. A Dry finish very drinkable and sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2008
On tap at the brewpub during the KtG release: Just a wonderful oatmeal stout. It was rich and creamy but did not come off heavy and was extremely drinkable for an oatmeal stout. Not the most complex but one of the most enjoyable oatmeals I have had in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Draft at the brewpub - Poured a quite dark black/brown in color with a medium tan head that hung around. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was of darkly roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor was strong with coffee and chocolate dominating. Bitter to finish. Oatmeal provided a really nice "creamy" palate. Very good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Verre de 12 oz. dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de céréales grillées avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moeyn col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1698)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans and chocolate envelop the oats in this chewy and amenable Oatmeal Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Generous foam sits atop the brown-sleeved black.
-The body is lovely on this one and never feels artificially inflated.
-The roasted malts provide ample bitterness in the back, which is perfect to cut back on the malty sweetness.
-The overall flavor profile is not necessarily complex, but it is highly efficient in reaching its objectives.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Draft at he Brew Pub. Sweet for style. Dark Ruby, pretty clear and not too cloudy. Nice headwith good tobacco and peat tastes. Very notable for the head and lacing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Pours pitch black in color with big foamy brown head. Aroma chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, with bitter and oats finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bomber thanks to Hophead75. Pours a deep dark brown almost black with a nice frothy head. Aroma is nutty chocolate and nice dull roasted malts- some coffee hints. Good nutty chocoalte flavor with some nice light drying leatherand some light anise flavor- toffee and light sweetness but more chocolate in the end. Relatively smooth but a bit high in the carbonation and a bit fizzy. Went well with some samoas cookies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bomber bottle from mcox90 and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Nearly opaque with a fading creamy head which left spotty lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of oatmeal, toasted and charred malt, milk chocolate, prune, molasses, and some grassy hops. The taste starts with equal parts of chocolate, oat, ripened fleshy fruit and some coffee. There is a hit of smoke and grassy bitter upon the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and sprite, a very easy drinking beer and matched the flavor profile very well. The top notch stout that is worthy of try indeed. Mikey Likey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1931) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Combined rating of on tap at brewpub and 22 oz bottle purchased at brewpub. Pours a jet black with a tan head. Minimal lacing. Nose is roasted malts and sweet caramel. Mouthfeel is creamy and sort of heavy. Just right for the style. Taste is sweet, but not cloyingly so. Caramel, malt and oatmeal cookie. Well balanced with just a touch of bitterness. Very good.

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