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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A velvety smooth Stout brewed with oats and milk sugar that create a creamy finish over a dark malt base.

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3.6
Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13. Listed by the GM as ’River Horse - Oatmeal Coffee Stout 6.7%’ but checking the database and reviews I figure it must be this beer as most reviews give mention to the coffee. Mid black with a medium sized dirty tan/mocha head. Nose is roast malt, cocoa, light coffee notes, molasses. Taste comprises chocolate, roast malt, coffee, molasses. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, roast in the finish. Solid enough.

3.7
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of oatmeal, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Taste is sweet chocolate, oatmeal, vanilla and light coffee. Good all around stout.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some coffee, oat. Taste is moderately sweet, lactose, coffee, milk chocolate, roast, light oatmeal, faint earthy, cinnamon. Light-medium body, light acidity but fairly smooth. It doesn’t stand out compared to others in the style, but it’s still tasty.

3.5
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of zdk9) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, oatmeal, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, and lactose with a dry finish.

3.5
j12601 (13141) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a deep brown bordering on black with a medium sized dense tan head. Sweet oatmeal, chocolate, roast. Medium bodied, really nice roast over some caramel and oatmeal sweetness. Finishes up with a hint of that sweetness carrying over as it plays with a nice subtle roast bitterness.

3.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with brown edges and virtually no head at all. What head was there was off white. Aromas of chocolate, some oatmeal, roast, and some lactose. Tastes of oats, caramel, chocolate, light coffee. and roast. Thin and somewhat flat body.

2.5
Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 On tap at The Ginger Man, Starts out with moldy taste and then overtaken by big coffee. Wierd and not too drinkable

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12525) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy to rich dissipating brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/anise, ashy, lactic, secondary sharp/acidic hops. Taste is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa, ashy, lactic, secondary sharp/acidic hops. Good carbonation. Closer to a dark porter with the amount of hops. Not quite to my taste but nice. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out.

3.6
hopscotch (11247) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a small, frothy, beige head. Good retention. The luxuriant, sweet aroma presents chocolate, nuts and lots of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is roasty and fairly sweet and imparts shades of chocolate, nuts and coffee. Finishes crisp and mildly sweet. Kudos to scraff for floating a bottle of this beer my way!

3.4
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Onyx pour w 3f tan head. Nose is dark choc, molasses, dark cereally malt, and a dry, oaty, somewhat lactic, oaty, and creamy flavor, but rather light on the palate and not terribly complex. Despite those minor faults, this is one of the best River Horse brews I have yet quaffed.


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