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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout - Fitger's Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 09-02-2003)
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Reviews by TCMike:
Photo of TCMike
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Produced a one finger beige head. Beer color is a non-translucent deep walnut.

The aroma is of roasted malts, slight dark chocolate, slight coffee, and pumpernickel bread.

The taste is the same, but with a light hop presence. On the heavy side of a medium mouth-feel. Lowish carbonation.

Very nice stout. Not to heavy, not to light. Great flavor!

TCMike, Oct 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jsc331
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a full bodied very smooth black oatmeal stout. In fact smoother than almost any oatmeal stout I have ever had.

It has no bitter after notes, though you can taste the carmel flavor after each sip. It has a nice kick.. which I appreciate, so you don't have to drink a case of it to feel a hit.

The only real negative is you have to go to Duluth Minnesota to find it.

jsc331, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of bishopdc0
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is malt and full of roasted coffee and chocolate.... the look is dark black with a lite tan head that dissipates the roasted flavor remains. The tastes starts with a smooth malt the carbonation never is abrasive but it noticeable slightly unusual for an oatmeal stout. It tastes like chocolate covered coffee. It was exactly what I wanted in a chocolate stout a little much for an oatmeal however

bishopdc0, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -3.4%

MNMike, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of hohnx012
5/5  rDev +20.8%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of D-town_brews420
4/5  rDev -3.4%

D-town_brews420, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

sgttibbs, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

LXIXME, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -3.4%

socon67, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nitro-tap at the brewpub

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appearance: served in a standard pint - glorious creamy nitro-tap pour, very dark - almost black, creamy light tan head with strong retention

smell: roasted malt, dry chocolate, touch of cream

taste: sometimes a nitro-tap can dilute flavors but not here - strong waves of chocolate, oats and cream provide for a full flavored stout. Cocoa powder, light coffee and roasted malt are executed perfectly here.

mouthfeel: super-creamy and delicious

drinkability: solid.

dirtylou, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking and with a strong aroma. This is one of the harsher, more bitter oatmeal stouts, as opposed to the smoother ones like Samuel Smith, in hops and malt flavor. Too me, there’s too much roasted grain flavor. I’d like more chocolate, but hey, it a stout with oatmeal and it’s not bad.

tempest, May 25, 2007
Photo of msjacilynn
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: black with a creamy brown head. excellent lacing.

S: big roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee.

T: creamy roasted malts give way to a sweet middle and bitter-coffee aftertaste.

M: thick and well carbonated. although pay attention to the date on your growler, recently went just a day or two over that and it was pretty flat.

D: great beer on a winter's eve...easy drinking for stout lovers but be careful for that ABV!

msjacilynn, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of MynamesRickJames
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

MynamesRickJames, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of CharlesDarwin
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed February 4th, 2005. On Nitro-tap at the brewpub. Fresh sea salt aroma. Almost pitch black. Very smoky, almost of burnt cedar and rusic leaves. Bites the tounge pleasently. Very rich and creamy. Super full of nuts. Hazlenut and fresh cream. Later tastings of this yielded notable dark chocolate and oak that balances nicely. One of my favorite Oatmeal Stouts.

CharlesDarwin, Jul 21, 2006
Photo of Fr0stb1te
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Fr0stb1te, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TooGood, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

bigbeers84, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Hopsiam14, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of blackie
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: shaker pint, the color is a deep, dark brown with a low but consistent nitro head

s: lots of dark chocolate, roasted barley, and dark fruits for a big stout base, some sweetness with a coffee char aroma, earthy hops, big and bold

m: carbonation is light and silky per the nitro serving style, full bodied, smooth

t: full dark chocolate and roasted barley backbone, some darker fruits, moderately sweet with an earthy hop flavor, lots of coffee roast coming out in the finish, the roast runs through each sip, extending strongly after the swallow as a moderate bitterness creeps in

d: a great stout, easily drinkable

pint at the brewpub

blackie, Aug 31, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

GrizXTKEX519, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of mwilbur
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured on tap at the brewpub into pint glass.
A: Pours pitch black with hint of tan head. Very inviting.
S: Deep, dark chocolate malt, cream, molasses, and nitro.
T: Wonderful medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, thick cream, and caramel malt amalgam. Tremendous.
M: Nice nitro feel. Medium body. Feels thicker than it drinks. Thick, smooth, creamy...Excellent feel.
D: The definition of drinkability! One of my new favorite stouts. Go to the brewpub right now and have one!

mwilbur, Jul 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

EVERS13, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of supercolter
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is pretty good, dark blackish-red color. Nice head and lacing.
Smell really nice roasted coffee smell a hint of hops (not picking up any oatmeal). Taste is good, but the alcohol comes through and lowers this a bit. Mouthfeel is good. Very creamy as its on nitro baby. Drinkability is pretty good.

supercolter, Oct 07, 2008
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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout from Fitger's Brewhouse
92 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.