The Civil Life Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Almost every beer theme has variations and Oatmeal Stout is a fine one at that. Oatmeal as a grain adds a complex silky quality to brews as well as opacity (when used in large doses) and a bit of its own natural flavor as well. Our Oatmeal Stout takes a lot of cues from the multiple dimensions Stout can take with Oatmeal providing some body, texture, and spice. Its hopped with Cascade and Colombus and we use brown malt and some roasted malts which in conjunction give a slight fruit quality to the nose.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1139) - Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Dark black. Thick off white head. Creamy...great use of oats. Dark roasted. Solid stout. I would love to try an imperial version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (222) - - DEC 15, 2014
Pours black with a small head. Smoky and ashy aroma of coffee and chocolate. A bit bitter throughout and a little flat, needs a little more complexity. Surprisingly light body, and not much lacing. Good but not a premium stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3295) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma has plenty of roasted malt an almost burnt sugar. Flavor is a equally nice roasted malt with a little bitterness and char. This was a fine example of a oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2014
The aroma blends roasted malts, oatmeal, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. The beer pours a very dark brown color with a large tan head that fades quickly. The taste is mildly sweet, mildly umami, and slightly sour, and the aftertaste has a lot of roasty malt flavor to it. The palate has a soft carbonation, medium-full body, and a thick and slick texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Roasty. Smooth. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. This was my favorite of their beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a light brown head that doesn’t have the best retention. Burnt, roasty malty, light caramel, light anise, light coffee aroma. Burnt toffee, oaty, caramel, black coffee, chocolate flavor. Not my favorite but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at The Civil Life. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, oatmeal flavors. Nice burnt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1471) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Had a pint on tap at the brewpub in a dimple glass. It poured a near opaque black color, reddish hue at the edges, with thick, creamy, long-lasting foam and lace. True to style aromas and flavors: bready, toasty, roasty, tart and really smooth. Mildly fruity ale yeast esters. Full, silky, creamy mouthfeel. Perfectly bitter-sweet balance. Another exquisitely crafted beer from Civil Life. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Yet another solid beer from Civil Life. Pours dark brown with a good sized beige head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth roast, some apple, vanilla and cream. Very nice. It has a medium smooth lush body with light soft carbonation. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, pepper, roasty malt and roasty bitterness. The finish adds some earth, darker chocolate and char. Quite a bit drier than the initial taste. Very nicely done oatmeal stout.

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