About Oatmeal Stout

About Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal stouts are brown to dark brown in color and range from 4-6% in alcohol. These beers tend to be highly flavorful with an occasional hint of sweetness. Oatmeal stouts are a twist on the sweet stout style with a portion of oats used in place of roasted malt, creating a rich velvety finish. The Yorkshire brewer, Samuel Smiths, revived this style around 1980 and it has since become a popular staple of the US craft-brewing scene. Noteworthy examples of this style include: McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout, Rogue Shakespeare Stout and Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

Top Picks for Oatmeal Stout

Fremont Brewing Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout
93 points
An excellent rendition of an Oatmeal Stout for sipping on a winter afternoon.
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company Midnight Mocha Stout
88 points
A dense and roasty Oatmeal Stout that warms the soul.