River Horse Oatmeal Stout Ale Redux

by Cassidy Catanzaro on February 13, 2010 · 1 comment

in Reviews


River Horse StoutHere’s the thing, I didn’t start out as a beer drinker. Frankly, I didn’t start out as a drinker at all but that’s for another magazine and far less socially acceptable.

Enough about my recreational activities, the purpose of this article is to talk about my blossoming love affair with beer. Mind you I am NOT having a love affair with my blossoming tummy as a result of this said romance, but some things are worth the calories. Which leads me nicely to my latest discovery, River Horse Brewer’s Reserve Oatmeal Milk Stout Ale Redux.

A mouthful of a name for a mouthful of a brew.







Oh, I was like the other girls in the beginning, ordering the kinder gentler versions of the beers my brother and his friends were consuming. But slowly I started venturing out, first to wheat beers, then stouts, not too bitter initially ‘til slowly my palate developed and the bitterness was more of a treat than a chore.

So over the weekend, Andrew and I were in a little beer store in Northern NJ and the pickings were slim, but on the shelf sat a variety of beers from the River Horse Brewery in Lambertville, New Jersey. Andrew went for the Riverhorse Hop-a-lot-amus and he suggested I try the – B.R.O.S.A.R. (Sorry, I have to abbreviate).

I was feeling adventurous so I went for it.


This beer came out in January and I don’t know how long it’ll be around, but let me just tell you a little bit about it.

The color is dark like Texas crude, and the head is a fluffy-beige. It smells like coffee with a boozy background and the taste is similar. There’s a bittersweet chocolate fizz at the front, coffee in the middle, and a lingering bite at the back end.

I had two during the Superbowl and have been nursing the rest all week.

This is a really nice Jersey stout with a fancy name. And I’m becoming a bigger beer fan by the minute.

Category Appearence Aroma Taste Finish Overall
Rating 4 4 4 4 16
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  • Andrew Henderson

    Looking forward to this beer this winter. Although I’m not sure if they brew it every year.

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