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Oatmeal Stout by Goose Island
Oatmeal Stout
5.00 % ABV

Review by duhast500 on 11/01/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 2010
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.

The color is a dark black with a finger of foamy brownish head and some slight lacing.

The smell is roasty with a nice malty flavor. Some sweet whipped cream flavor.

The taste is a bit biscuity with a toast like flavor. There is some toffee flavor that is a bit too sweet at first but then calms down into a nice creamy flavor toward the end.

The of this beer is pretty smooth and goes down easy. It feels a little large but does not behave light a big bodied beer with an easy refreshing feel.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 10/18/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 0
Super rich brown, almost black in color, with a tannish head. Smelled of oats, nice roastyness the whole way through with hints of chocolatey coffee notes. The taste was excellent, super smooth, with nice balance of roasted oats, chocolate, coffee, and some hazel nut maybe even cinnamon. Good body, medium, kind of chewy, but smooth and a little of chocolatey sweetness and burnt cookies. Very drinkable.
Thank you Goose Island, another keeper. In the tops for an Oatmeal Stout.

One of my first and oldest reviews f/ 03-22-2003

Served In: Bottle

Review by Oxymoron on 01/18/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 7 15 2 7 0
Do geese eat oatmeal? Pours a midnight black color. Not really viscous for an oatmeal stout but ok. A soft but bubbly white head with limited retention and lacing throughout.

The nose is soft overall. Some malt notes along with a hint of oatmeal but both limited. Some yeasty notes, a bit more than other Goose Island beers that I have tried before. Some light fusel notes as well along with a hint of black marker. Some nice spicy and earth hop notes that just come out on the back end. A light bubblegum note comes out as it warms.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out with a light oatmeal taste. Some milky notes but almost a lactic thing vs oat flavors. Some minor roast and black malt flavors but even for style a bit light. Some minor caramel notes on back end that comes out as it warms. Yeasty but not as pheonlic or estery versus the nose. Some minor plums and a light metallic finish.

The body is moderate and could use a bit more depth. Over all a pretty safe oatmeal stout that could use a bit more complexity. But it is easy going down and limited off notes make it drinkable.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 17 3 6 0
Received from jhammerly in a BIF

Pours a dark, dark brown - almost black. Very faint amber highlights towards the bottom of the glass. Thin, 1/2 finger mocha colored head that drops away quickly. Little lacing.

Aromas of coffee, molasses and grains. Maybe just a slight hint of licorice. Roasty toasty. Nice!

Taste is mostly of coffee, followed nicely by hints of dark chocolate and burnt grains. Somewhat bitter. Not too complex, but what it does have balances out well and carries through the finish nicely.

Medium in body, thin and lightly creamy in mouthfeel. Dry in the finish. Good carbonation.

Te aroma and taste are very good, but I find the appearance and mouthfeel to be a bit of a let-down. None-the-less, I really did enjoy this, and I would most definitely have again!
Thanks Jimi!

Served In: Tulip

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 9 15 3 7 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 7-12-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Completely dark with little carbonation action. The head dissipates rather quickly but with a thin lacing around the glass

Roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, with almost no hint of alcohol, it’s quite appetizing.

Roasted barley, maybe some oat flavor with some coffee in the finish. Tastes a little bland, and the flavors seem balanced.

Just above average, but it keeps you interested.

Very easy to drink, could go well with some dark meats or as a dessert drink. Would drink again but it’s not something to go out of the way to obtain.

Served In: Pint Glass

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