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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special small batch offering brewed at the Jamaica Plain brewery.

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3.8
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2017
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 4/2018. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, molasses, smoke, char, dark fruits, herbal, wood, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, molasses, smoke, char, dark fruits, herbal, wood, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, dark/brown bread, nuttiness, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, wood, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Mildly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice Oatmeal stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Nicely rich feeling for the ABV. Very well rounded malt complexity, with mild complementing English yeast character and balancing English hops. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

3.2
StoutBeerReviews (243) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pretty decent but that's as far as it goes. Just an average oatmeal stout

3.3
BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2017
nice busy and flavorful body, not thick but with a lingering finish of molasses and malt. moderate body with sweetness,malt and a cocoa like coffee that is not strong and a bit roasty. hint of fruit. little bit of alcohol and warms a touch.

3.6
wxman (1848) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Pours an opaque midnight brown with a big light tan head that laces. Aroma is roasted coffee beans. Taste is sweet/bitter roasted malt, brewed coffee, molasses and a bit of baker's chocolate. Not overly bitter, but what there is comes from the roasted malt vice any hops. This is a quality stout.

3.6
Finhead (1816) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2017
A black pour with tan head. The aroma has coffee and dark chocolate. It has a medium body with slightly slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter and roasted with a dry finish.

3.8
nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2017
12oz bottle. This tastes like a true Caribbean Stout to me. Medium boided. Pungent dark chocolate covered fruit tones. Pinches of lactose? Oats. Sweet brown chocolate, roast, caramel. Just nails the style, this would be a hit in the islands. Really good.

3.8
wlajwl (7075) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Aroma is roasted/dark malts and fruit/dark fruit. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, fruit/dark fruit and an acidic/slightly sweet/dry finish.

3.2
thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Pour is a near black with a large tan head. Aroma is a real nice roasted malt and bakers chocolate. Flavor is a creamy mouth feel and a little less roasted malt than the aroma lets on. Finish is a little bitter and dry. A decent attempt and this was above par it was just a little thin in the roasted malt dept.

3.8
oobawa (1748) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2017
One of Samuel Adams' better offerings. Not sure why RB classifies SA Oatmeal Stout as a Sweet Stout since it's dry as a bone, lots of bitter chocolate and roasted malt backed up by a moderate but firm floral bitterness on the back end. Hints of anise and black cherry and caramel pop up, while the British hops fight off any lingering sweetness. Pours a gorgeous black, offering up a thick, lasting tan head with infinite lacing. Smooth, creamy texture provides yet another reason to love oatmeal. Nose is the only sticking point, mild chocolate and roasted malt but a bit to weak for such a hearty beer. My beer snob status says I should find a reason to rate this pint lower, but I can't. It's a damn good beer.

3.5
brownaler (707) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Chocolate with a bit of toffee body and roasted nut with a smoothy and milky finish.


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