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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Dark British Beer Oatmeal Stout

BJCP 16B

BJCP 2015 16B Oatmeal Stout example
16B - Oatmeal Stout

 

Overall Impression

A very dark, full-bodied, roasty, malty ale with a complementary oatmeal flavor. The sweetness, balance, and oatmeal impression can vary considerably.

Comments

Generally between Sweet and Irish Stouts in sweetness. Variations exist, from fairly sweet to quite dry, as well as English and American versions (American versions tend to be more hoppy, less sweet, and less fruity). The level of bitterness also varies, as does the oatmeal impression. Light use of oatmeal may give a certain silkiness of body and richness of flavor, while heavy use of oatmeal can be fairly intense in flavor with an almost oily mouthfeel, dryish finish, and slight grainy astringency. When judging, allow for differences in interpretation.

Commercial Examples

Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Broughton Scottish Oatmeal Stout, Figueroa Mountain Stagecoach Stout, St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Young's Oatmeal Stout

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VITAL

  • OG:  1045 - 1065
  • FG:  1010 - 1018
  • ABV: 4.2 - 5.9
  • IBU: 25 - 40
  • SRM: 22 - 40
BJCP 2015 16B - Oatmeal Stout Commercial Example
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