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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Zipline Brewing Co.’s Oatmeal Porter is a winter seasonal brew which casts an unusual spell over its followers—a desire for winter to never end. Incorporating the smooth creaminess of organic rolled oats, our Oatmeal Porter ditches the stout’s roasted bitterness in favor of a porter’s mysterious dark chocolate and coffee undertones. A little creative hopping leaves a balanced beer that’s not your traditional porter.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2130) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Near black pour with a 1 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is big on chocolate and roasted nuts, a little old campfire smoke, a tiny bit of char and a nice touch of toasted grains. Flavor is chocolate, char, smoke and roasted nuts, then earth, coffee, light tannins, a hint of toasty grain. Light to medium body, a medium to heavy and sharp carbonation neutral entry, dry, slightly chalky finish. Good overall, but the mouthfeel doesn’t really fit the beer, too dry, thin and over carbonated. Still, pretty enjoyable.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer187 (10) - - FEB 26, 2015
esire for winter to never end. Incorporating the smooth creaminess of organic rolled oats, our Oatmeal Porter ditches the stout’s roasted bitterness in favor

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
En fût chez Crescent Moon Alehouse: Plus sur le caramel que le chocolat avec une délicate torréfaction. Équilibré mais sans histoire.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass. A pretty uneventful beer. Very good mouthfeel and low carbonation. I wish the flavor was as good. Low roastiness, which is fine, but there is nothing else that steps up. Finish contains off flavors and is a touch sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2029) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12 oz bottle pours reddish brown with minimal head. Got some tobacco, coffee, some cocoa/baker’s chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel. Nothing out of this world, but clean and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1461) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Balanced and medium-bodied. Oatmeal, sweetener, some milk chocolate and weak coffee. Somewhat rounded edges and a relaxed palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Draft @ brewery. Light earthy oatmeal and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with a moderate beige head. Earthy oat, roasty coffee malt, and cola flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Opaque black color, head that quickly drops to the rim, light stringers of lace. Taste is clean bitter malt that moves without change through a short finish. Pretty unassuming, but the one taste it has is enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
bottle from billygoatbeard in trade. ok porter - nice aroma - coffee, roast, maybe chocolate - how do you smell oats? palate and taste not quite as good as aroma. balanced hops and carbonation - almost there, but not quite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pretty much black colored body with a tan head. Nose of rich milk chocolate. Sweet oatmeal is also present. Hints of caramel. The body is smooth and slick. This tastes like chocolate chip pancakes doused with caramel and coffee. A nice walnut character. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Crushed while Jakebra was using the toilet!
Pours basically black with a small loose-ish tan head.

The aroma is rich and roasty, it’s got a lot of freshly roasted coffe character. It’s got some lighter hints of ashiness and chocolate... but it’s awfully coffe forward with some restrained sweetness.

The flavor hits some real high notes, it’s mildly sweet with a touch of bright fruity hops and a little bit of dark fruit too. It’s got a nice coffe character and a good dark chocolate thing going on. The bitterness is satisfying at one level but it’s got this lightly astringent ashiness lurking in the background that throws it off for me a touch. Otherwise it’s really very nice.

The mouthfeel is nicely full and the low carbonation works well on this one.
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