davedog (1) - USA - FEB 9, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oatmeal stouts never impressed me but the wolavers seemed to finish allot smoother. Yet the body was not so full to fill you up
beerpaw (9) - Portland, - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my gold-standard oatmeal stout. Finally had on on tap at Columbia Gorge Hotel. Ninkasi Oatis comes close, but this one really satisfies all aspects of stouthood. Check out the Organic Beer Festival at Overlook Park this summer - Wolaver is always there and always hits it out of the park, especially on a nitro tap!
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
among my favorites in terms of oatmeal stout. at the softer end of the spectrum of its class. it’s a little soft almost like a porter but stands on it’s own. Not so heavy a beer which permits sucking back a few.
vulcanmeister (134) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Modest, frothy tan head with a dark, rusty brown body. Creamy aroma of chocolate, hazelnuts and light roast. Abundant roast and char in the flavor, slightly grainy with burnt husky notes, and obvious hops. Fairly dry for an oatmeal stout with a medium bitter finish. Lightly starchy texture. A fair stout.
SanfordBrewer (1339) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(br-btl cr-lbl, "certified organic", 6 pack of 12oz, 22oz)
opq-bk/mhgy, thin tan head, ^effervescent for style, med-bod, med-co2.
aroma: bready/oat malty fresh-hop.
flavor: malty §oat §bitter-chclt T1, bready §bitter §fruity-hop T2, §bitter-chclt §coffee T3, ^bitter-chrcl Tf.
maxwelldeux (2205) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours super dark and thick. Great notes of roasting and coffee in the nose. Surprisingly light and easy on the palate for being such a thick beer. An almost mocha flavor, though it lacks the harshness that coffee does. Really great find.
raymow (763) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good stout. Great color, aroma and flavor. One of the best stouts that I’ve had in a while.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown, utterly opaque, under a thick, gooey, cocoa tan head. Nice looking, indeed!
Nose burst with cocoa, rich and powdery at once, with bittersweet espresso hints at the side. Very nice. I’ll drink it in as often as I can...ahhh!!!
Tastin’ it...big chocolate all over the mouth, thick presence on the palate, powerfully rich and damnably delicious. A humdinger, this one. Dry cocoa feel persists and remains strong on the palate, leaving the dusky husky flavor all over the mouth. Quite an impact!
Full bodied, to say the least, with a long, bittersweet, lightly hoppy, abundantly malty finish.
I really like this one. Makes an impact, and imparts deliciousness. Can’t beat that!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Certified Organic Oatmeal Stout--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Light lacy espresso head. Clear dark red black color. Roasted floral chocolate fruit mild hop front. Sweet mild cocoa tart fruity citrus light roasted creamy oatmeal body. Dry sweet citrus hop end. Fruity. Sampled 12/26/2003.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Oatmeal Stout--Certified Organic--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection January, 2005. Mild lace head. Clear thin bronze black red color. Roasted floral hop front. Tangy crisp dry sweet hoppy smooth roasted hop cocoa espresso mellow oat body. Dry rich clean citrus hop end. Nice! Sampled 2/7/2005.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company Wolaver’s Oatmeal Stout-Winter Release-Certified Organic--USDA Organic Logo--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Mild lacy tan head. Clear dark bronze red black color. Big roasted mild cocoa espresso hoppy front. Tangy crusty dry sweet rich roasted mild creamy oatmeal coffee cocoa earthy body. Clean dry tangy hop end. 12/6/2005.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Oatmeal Stout-Winter Release-Certified Organic--USDA Organic Logo--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) 6-Pack $6.49. Rich lacy tan espresso head. Clear bright dark ruby black red color. Tangy hoppy rich espresso chocolate floral front. CO2 zesty tangy crisp mild dry sweet thin burnt chocolate oatmeal body. Tasty clean bitter chocolate mild hop spice balanced end. Sampled 12/29/2008.
IndianaRed (1798) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at 55F
Pours very dark, held to direct setting sun, dark reddins brown shines through.
Modest fizzy head that leaves in a bit of a hurry. Moderate lacing is present. Smells smokey and dark. Taste is smokey, like campfire charcoal. Not much sweetness but still very tastey. As it warms up a bit, carbonation that was not much is decreasing of course and the woody smokey flavor is coming out more now.
Must be the Oatmeal in these that really mellow out a stout. Finish is very smooth and clean. Nary a trace of hopps or lingering bitters. A good one that is under rated IMO.