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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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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Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2017
Deep root beer black-brown. Ringing light khaki head. Embossed 12oz bottle with an average label. Part of the Winter 2017 mixpack. Coffee and creosote aroma. Sweet, acidic, moderate roast, some hazelnut sorta stuff going on. A little chocolate cake batter at the end. Nothing too fussy, pretty tasty. Slightly heavy body. Wal-Mart, Thomasville Rd.

3.9
puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of April 2018. I seem to recall having this about ten years ago and am surprised I didn't rate it then. The pour is dark brown with ruby red highlights and a foamy mocha head that lingers. The aroma is dark roasted malts, cooked oatmeal, and a lower profile earthy hop sensation. The body is light top medium. I might have preferred something heavier. This has a lovely roasted dark malt taste with a kind of burnt note and a modest dry finish. A decent rendition of the style.

3.9
Obfuscate (607) - Minneapolis, - NOV 22, 2017
12 ounce bottle from the winter pack. Big fluffy tan head. Smells of oats and chocolate. Toasted malt, chocolate, coffee on the taste.

3.9
BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Taste: Rich, smokey, tobacco, dark malt with oats, bitter chocolate. Same with the nose. Black, opaque, with a tan head and foamed lace. Full body. Non sweet.

3.8
ThirstyDave (23) - Thompsons Station, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2005
This one is Great in the sampler and it’s been even better on draft. I’m a Sam Adams fan.

3.8
oobawa (1854) - 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.


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