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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 09-02-2003)
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Reviews by beerguy23:
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-21-2014 02:02:25 | More by beerguy23
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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

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

11-18-2010 20:44:45 | More by bishopdc0
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-22-2011 01:05:00 | More by hohnx012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2014 15:00:26 | More by D-town_brews420
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-08-2013 15:23:45 | More by sgttibbs
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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2013 16:58:20 | More by LXIXME
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

10-14-2013 19:15:17 | More by acurtis
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-28-2014 02:59:16 | More by socon67
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4.4/5  rDev +6%

nitro-tap at the brewpub

cellphone notes

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.

08-25-2010 01:49:24 | More by dirtylou
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-18-2013 14:36:25 | More by pourmeadrink
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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

05-25-2007 21:51:43 | More by tempest
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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

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!

02-28-2011 19:40:10 | More by msjacilynn
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-04-2014 03:05:40 | More by MynamesRickJames
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

07-21-2006 21:40:34 | More by CharlesDarwin
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-12-2014 13:51:18 | More by TooGood
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-17-2012 09:34:57 | More by bigbeers84
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

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

08-31-2010 17:08:20 | More by blackie
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2012 15:39:43 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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!

07-05-2011 00:19:23 | More by mwilbur
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 16:04:16 | More by EVERS13
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3.65/5  rDev -12%

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.

10-07-2008 03:44:27 | More by supercolter
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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

I picked up a growler from Fitger’s in Duluth.

Appearance --- thin beige head, possibly black in color or the darkest brown imaginable

Smell --- coffee and cocoa, with roasted malt

Taste --- ever so slightly bitter, with blends of what appeared to be coffee, chocolate, caramel, cream, possibly vanilla, and roasted sweet malts.

Mouth feel --- Medium bodied, some carbonation, very smooth feel that is well blended

Overall --- oatmeal stout is easily my favorite style of beer, and this is up there with the best of them. i was/am incredibly impressed with how great it tastes from the growler, and i look forward to trying it on tap one day! luckily i live in Minnesota, but the only negative I see is accessibility to Fitger’s plethora of beers. outside of visiting Duluth, good luck finding any. i highly recommend trying some, if ever possible

06-18-2012 06:47:03 | More by bmike86
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2014 02:33:25 | More by northcoastwolf
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 06:43:25 | More by GeezLynn
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2013 00:34:11 | More by FeelinSurley
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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout from Fitger's Brewhouse
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