McGovern's Oatmeal Stout - Belfast Bay Brewing Company

McGovern's Oatmeal Stout

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Overall: 8.94/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 5.10%

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Black
  • Pours opaque with a giant, half-glass, brown, thick foam that is very enticing. Retention is about average while lacing is there but sporadic, thick and a bit sticky.

    Aroma is first and utmost dark, roasted malt. After the pour the scent hits your nose from three feet away. Subdued dark fruit notes, oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee.

    Taste follows the nose. Huge hits of roasted malt, almost from the start, that give way to chocolate and coffee. A touch of sweet up front and a touch of bitter in the finish.

    Heavy body with a solid contribution from the carbonation. Really creamy all the way through adding a nice layer of complexity. Drying on the palate.

    Quite good and solid beer. Really "big" for an oatmeal stout. The roasted end might be too big for some but I liked it. More complex and tasty than expected. I would definitely have this one again. Possibly even appreciate it more after shoveling the snow in winter. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 16:29:19
  • Tasted: Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle