O’ Ryans Oatmeal Stout

Well I suppose it depends on what you are looking for, or indeed expecting. This is a decent beer in terms of appearance, aroma and taste, but it falls hopelessly short on mouthfeel for the style, and to be honest if you take style into account for its other attributes, it is also a little below par there too.

Black pour, very still looking with a thin film of head. Disappointingly very little lacing too. Typical stout characteristics in the nose and tastes, with a mild chocolate roasted malt base being the most apparent. Our waiter suggested that this, “could be a meal in itself”; well, perhaps if you were on a serious crash diet, this beer was way too thin for the style and lacked body and character.

Decent drinking if you close your eyes and imagine a Porter instead. Half decent beer, poor Oatmeal stout.

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07/02/2006
Format:
on-tap
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 2
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.25
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