The Civil Life Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Don’t be afraid of the dark. Our Oatmeal Stout is a little shy but friendly, just like you. You two are gonna hit it off right away. Most beer is brewed entirely with barley but this one includes some oats, a closely-related cereal grain which adds a silky mouthfeel with creamy, long-lasting foam and lace. No harsh burnt notes here, we prefer bready, toasty and rich chocolate notes with a nice soft earthy note from fuggle hops. Full-bodied, warming, and smoooooooth. Employees at The Civil Life have a long-running joke: when their doctors tell them to eat their oatmeal they say, "What, Drink my oatmeal?" Then they end the appointment and immediately return to "work".

ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 25
BJCP STYLE: 13C. Oatmeal Stout
NOTABLE INGREDIENTS: Authentic English pale and caramelized and brown malts, oats, Centennial hops and estery ale yeast

gregwilsonstl's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1817) - St. Louis, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours a dark chocolate brown color, mostly opaque, with about a centimeter of soft beige head that laces the glass and settles into a ring. Notes of roasted and toasted and chocolate malts, with a creamy oat smoothness. So simple. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Rich on the finish; sticks with you in the aftertaste. Effective, straightforward oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1885) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On tap. Served a black color with a thick head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bit of fruit and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, light frui fruit with chocolate. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. A solid medium body, thick and creamy feel. Enjoyable beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (286) - - 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 (3810) - 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 (1390) - 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 (2706) - 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 (10360) - 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 (2950) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1827) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 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.

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