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Type of Beer: Ale

Oatmeal Stout

English Beer

Our Thoughts on Oatmeal Stout

Commercial Examples of Oatmeal Stout

2020 Brewers Association Oatmeal Stout Characteristics

Traits Details
Color Dark brown to black
Clarity Beer color may be too dark to perceive. When clarity is perceivable, chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor Coffee, caramel, roasted malt or chocolate aromas should be prominent. Roasted malt character of caramel or chocolate should be smooth without bitterness.
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor Optional, but if present should not upset the overall balance.
Perceived Bitterness Medium
Fermentation Characteristics Oatmeal is used in the grist, resulting in a pleasant, full ´Čéavor without being grainy. Fruity esters are not present to very low. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels.
Body Full
Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.038-1.056 (9.5-13.8 ┬░Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.008-1.020 (2.1-5.1 ┬░Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.0%-4.8% (3.8%-6.1%)
Bitterness (IBU) 20-40
Color SRM (EBC) 20+(40+ EBC)
Additional notes
Source: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.