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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Rich in color with a strong body and a very creamy texture, the Oatmeal Stout is a true beer lover's brew. The slight hop aroma distinguishes this stout from any other. The Oatmeal Stout is robust, full of body and flavor, and topped off with a creamy light brown head.

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3.5
Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Bob McFarland’s Liquors in McFarland, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving thin tan had that leaves behind a film film and a thin tan ring. Aroma of light toasted dark malk, some flowery hops, oatmeal, some coffee and roasted hazelnuts. Taste is full bodied, light carbonated with flavors of toasted malt, coffee, lactose and dark chocolate. Finish is slightly dry with a toasted malt aftertaste that lingers a little rough afterwards.

2.7
notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
A recipe for Grays Oatmeal Stout: Start with about 2/3 of a pint of Heartland Farmer Jon's Oatmeal stout. Add 1/3 of a pint of water. Stir. This beer is now ready to enjoy, in all it's thin, weak glory. I suppose this beer is a good "gateway stout" for people who aren't into real beer yet, but this fell short for me.

2.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2006
Just how does one brew a beer that has no aroma? I thought perhaps I was stuffed up, but frankenkitty confirmed that there was little to be smelled. Pours a watery deep brown with slight ruby highlighting and no head at all. The flavor is an improvement, some roasted barley, a little coffee, a suggestion of chocolate... but a bit thin. Finishes on a rusty, watery note.

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3.4
mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. chocolate pour with a cream head. roasted malts, light chocolate on the nose. nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of chocolate, roastiness and a hint of oat in the finish.

3.6
badgerben (5372) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2003
This is the first oatmeal stout I had that actually tasted like I was drinking a bowl of Quaker Oats. Different to say the least. Not bad, it's sweet, nice black, stouty. Pretty good stout.

3.6
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
This sweet stout pours a eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized beige foamy head, with good long lasting retention. Aroma is roasty malts, bitter chocolate and some vanilla. A medium bodied sweet stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and roasty malts, there is some vanilla here as well. Nice balance. A very nice, very drinkable stout. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of lactic sweetness

3.1
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Nice dark color. Light brown head with strong smell of oats and malt. Seems a little green to me. Slightly syrupy, sweet taste. Would like more coffee or chocolate flavor. Fairly thin in body.

4.1
muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Yet another reason why Wisconsin qualifies as the Most Underrated Beer State. In addition to Lakefront (the best brewery in the USA, wanna make something of it?), Rowlands (haven't tried, but hope to soon!), New Glarus, Sprecher, Leinenkugels, we have this, one the the best sweet stouts in the world. Intensely vinous, coffee-and-caramel flavours vying for dominance, a lot going on in this one! 12/2001 rerating (bottle); not as sweet as I remember it from last year, but still very winey, with lots of coffee and roasted grain flavors as well. I downgraded it just a tad, but still holds its own with the best of them. 9/02 pretty close to last rating; great sweet stout, verging on the robust in its hoppier finish. On Wisconsin!

3.6
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
Chicago trip. Sunday 23:25. On tap at Maduro in Madison. Black. Hints of burgundy in the dim light. Creamy head. Strong sharp aroma, lots of coffee. Creamy milk sweet stout. Milky with coffee and charcoal around the edges. Very nice.

3.5
tmoreau (4734) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 12 oz. bottle labeled 56 Oatmeal Stout at the Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor, WI.. Poured to a small Czech-pils glass with a black/brown color, bubbles & cream to the tan head, and nice cling to the wavy lacing. The aroma was smooth and roasty, with coffee notes, but also a bit of cardboard invading the senses. The flavor continued the roastiness, adding a touch of wood, moderate bitterness, and a light creaminess to the mouthfeel. The finish was subtly dry. Aroma and overall reflected the oxidation. 12 oz. bottle again, this time at the bar in JJ’s La Puerta Restaurant in Sister Bay, WI.. Poured to a shaker with a similar appearance plus a bit of ruby highlighting. No cardboard, but just a bit of light grain & freezer burn scent to the malt in the nose. Showed additional hints of caramel, toffee, & treacle in both aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation. Now that’s better! +.2


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