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Steelcut Oatmeal Stout/Black IPA - East End Brewing Company

Steelcut Oatmeal Stout/Black IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 7.16%


Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PittBeerGirl on 12-29-2010)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was told that this was just an oatmeal stout and not a black IPA. (It's a borderline black ale; whatever that means. Lol.) Though, this is a different batch. Not quite sure what precisely the deal is, but it is listed as a "hoppy oatmeal stout" on the east end page.

Always nice to come across an appropriately hearty oatmeal stout. And this is definitely one of those. Robust tones with a mildly burning oat tone that rests on the tongue for a very long while. Interesting almost berry tone on it. Smooth feel for sure. These are the kinds of beers I like to see out of East End, and the ones I want to see more of. Consistent and thorough. Keep 'em coming Scott.

Serving type: growler

02-12-2013 17:23:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-10-2014 02:04:29 | More by outoffocus
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-27-2013 03:29:00 | More by hinemk76
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cwxc818

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-28-2013 04:25:05 | More by cwxc818
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beermuda in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a shaker: Black body with no head but a cap of tan foam, no lacing.

Smells of light toasted oats, a slight sweetness like molasses. Very faint smell.

Taste is stronger, with sweet molasses, mild dark fruit, more like grape. Ends with a bracing, bitter roast that hangs far into the aftertaste.

On the thin side, but with a notable viscous quality, presumably from the oats.

Definitely doable & worth revisiting. Didn't realize it was supposed to also be a Black IPA til I read this profile. I really didn't get any hop presence that I'd assume the style would call for.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2012 00:42:57 | More by OneDropSoup
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Growler

Appearance - Dark black with traces of tan, nice 1 inch creamy head, not much lacing after head died down.

Smell - Coffee, roasted malts, hops, dark fruits, chocolate, some added pepperish spices, molasses, and even a little oak/vanilla aroma.

Taste - Black ale? Thought this was a oatmeal stout. Malts, coffee and chocolate with a hop presense. Dark fruits like rasin and plum, even some berry in the flavor. Coffee is mild, smooth and mildly bitters the beer up. Plenty of sweetness with molasses and spices added.

Mouthfeel - Its thick, but pretty smooth and not too harsh on mouth. Tounge and palette get alot of malts, coffee and hops. Bittered palette but not overbearing. Aftertaste is smooth and chocolate sweet.

Overall - Very tasty, smooth and easy to enjoy. Its basically a oatmeal stout with a hop presence. I wouldnt call this a black ale or black ipa, just a oatmeal stout. Picked this up at the brewery so dont know if this is not going to be brewed again or not. Really enjoy this, glad i got a growler!

Serving type: growler

12-22-2011 04:42:30 | More by wvsabbath
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Served from a growler.

4.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of creamy light brown head with average retention and leaves a good amount of lacing.

5.0 S: Awesome nose! Coffee is strongest, then roasted barley, oats, and bittersweet chocolate. Hops are a plenty with a decent amount of citrus (though not overbearing like many hoppy dark beers), grass, and earth. I not sure whether this is a coffee stout or not, but it sure as hell seems like it since the coffee is so strong.

4.0 T: Taste is also pretty damn good. Coffee is abundant again, roasted barley, moderate hop bitterness, general citrus flavor, earthy and grassy hoppiness. Oats are strong and well received.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, but a bit bity. Could be creamier, but other than that it's just fine.

4.0 D: Really nice surprise offering from East End. This was listed as an oatmeal stout (black ipa) but it pretty much is just an oatmeal stout. It's hoppier than a lot of straight up stouts, but it isn't even close to black ipa hoppiness. Good roasty stout.

Serving type: growler

01-17-2011 02:02:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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beerphan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/23/2010
review via notes (beer not available on BA at the time)

Session Ale #50 Steel City Cutter Oatmeal Stout

Pours from the growler black as a starless night sky. A thick browner than the average mocha head leaves behind powdered patches of lace.

Nose: Oatey on first whiff. Burnt coffee beans, chocolate and cocoa inspired hops.

The mouth feels a little thin, don't get me wrong, a thick chewy sort of thin. This definately reminds me of an oat version of East Ends classic brew, Black Strap Stout. The mouth is chewy and does a swell job of mixing burnt cocoa, coffee, hops and the oats. I can see how some people have been referring to this as a Black IPA as it finishes with an almost IPA feel. Hops arrive late but control the finish making it feel like an BIPA. I just can't get over the thickness and smooth oatey characteristics to fully go to that side. This is an Oatmeal Stout in my opinion.

I've probably drank about two thirds of a growler, and I know I couldn't drink this all night. But for a desert beer amongst friends, this is a no brainer. Get it while you can!

Serving type: growler

01-09-2011 17:43:38 | More by beerphan
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Steelcut Oatmeal Stout/Black IPA has a dark brown body that is translucent at the edges. About a finger and a half of brown head has OK retention, but doesn't really leave any lacing behind.

The aroma features coffee and roasted malt most prominently, with citrus hops scents after that.

Bitter coffee flavors dominate the beginning of Steelcut, giving way to baker's chocolate and roasted malt. Citrus hops come out in the middle, with a bit of bitterness. The finish is made up of malt of a slightly sweeter variety, with a little bit of a hop bite.

The mouthfeel is hard to rate for this one, because I would expect more body from an Oatmeal stout, a style that is usually smooth and creamy. For a black IPA I would expect a little less body.

It's doubtful that I will get another growler of this beer or not, but mostly because there are so many beers I love and new things to try at East End at any given time.

Serving type: growler

12-31-2010 16:17:35 | More by Hojaminbag
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Body is a dark brown nearly black hue. Some more translucent brown can be seen when held up to the light. Pours with a 1-2 finger tan head that eventually fades to a thin collar and little to no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- The nose is quite interesting and contains a blend of citrus and roasted malt initially. The citrus fades pretty quickly and leaves impressions of coffee and vanila sweetness.

T- Initial flavor offers a slightly sweet coffee impression with roasted malt and vanilla, with a nice oatmeal backbone-but-there is a mild citrus hop flavor floating around in the initial flavor as well. The finish is moderate in strength and is pretty much all roasted malt. A mild roasted malt bitterness lingers.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a medium weight-slightly thin body-usually this isn't the case with an oatmeal stout.

D- This is a very strange beer to me as most IPA/dark beer hybrids have and aspect of pine or hop bitterness to them-but this only has what seems to be a random citrus accent in the middle of a coffee/oatmeal stout-and as with a lot of other east end dark beers-roasted malt is the highlight. Decent, unique brew overall.

Serving type: growler

12-29-2010 13:45:07 | More by PittBeerGirl
Steelcut Oatmeal Stout/Black IPA from East End Brewing Company
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