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One Oatmeal Stout Ale by Dark Horse Brewing Company
Oatmeal Stout
8.00 % ABV

Review by joe1510 on 02/21/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 15 5 8 2010
12oz Bottle
$7.40 4-Pack
Dark Horse

Dark Horse's Oatmeal Stout gurgles from the bottle to the glass.Yes, the body is thick and solid black. Not one glimmer of light escapes. A one plus finger brown head formed on the pour and fell rather quickly to a skimming with tight edges. As good as the body looks if the head stuck around longer it would be a knockout.

Smell is good but a little faint. Roasted, slightly charred, barley is the base and main ingredient in the mix. There's creaminess coming through and oddly enough I'm picking up some butterscotch every now and then. There's hints of dark coffee grounds as well.

Aroma is in step with the flavor. Big roastiness up front fades mid palate but is always there and in charge. Coffee grounds and lactic creaminess mid-palate leads through to the finish. Theres a nice solid pine hop presence on the swallow. Good stout.

The body of this beer is exceptional. Tremendously smooth with a heavy though velvety body. Carbonation is on the low end of the spectrum allowing this beer to glide along the palate.

This stout goes down very easily and it's very easy to put away a few in a sitting.

Last year I got my hands on Tres stout (blueberry). This is my first sampling of the oatmeal and it is damn fine. From my expierences Dark Horse makes some tasty stouts and I hope they keep them coming.

Reviewed: 11/11/07

Price: $7.40 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 12/17/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
Color is black. Seriously black, no light getting through. Aroma is all roasted grains, some molasses, very mild sweetness. Tavernjef said "burnt cookies" and you do indeed get a slight smell like that. Taste is all about the roasted grains right away, then some other burnt taste (maybe burnt sugar or chocolate?). Semi-sweetness in the middle. Finish is actually just a touch sour. Feel is good, with the oats giving a very smooth lingering taste. Little carbonation.

Overall, this one is a really good oatmeal stout. The roasted/burnt tastes do very well with it, and come out more than most in the style it seems.

Served In: Bottle

Review by tavernjef on 12/17/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 0
A very black beer on the pour and in the gless. Slim but stout dark cocoa tinted capping of thick foam sits briefly before slipping away to a super fine collar. A few spots of lace stick here and there, but most drips back into the liquid quickly and oily.

Aroma is roasty and oily of burnt cookies and some moderate chocolate-like sweetness. A bit of oatyness and dark cherry rum heat emerges as it sits.

Good taste of roasted barley and grains with just a hint of burntness to the edges and a slant of spent coffee. Semi sweet underneath with a bit of cherry, chocolate, and oats.

Quite creamy and quick with a slick medium body that oothes all sorts of silky, soft, and smooth chocolateyness. Mind you, there's not a whole lot of chocolate in the taste, but the feel speaks well of a firm chocolate milk with a nice little roasty bite to its finish that lasts well and keeps a tender balance of dryness floating at the bit.

A pretty solid Oaty Stout with a calmingly easy, milky smooth drinkability.

Served In: Pint Glass

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