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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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 msjacilynn:
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msjacilynn

Minnesota

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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bishopdc0

Maine

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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hohnx012

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-22-2011 01:05:00 | More by hohnx012
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D-town_brews420

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2014 15:00:26 | More by D-town_brews420
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Washington

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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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-18-2013 14:36:25 | More by pourmeadrink
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-04-2014 03:05:40 | More by MynamesRickJames
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CharlesDarwin

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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TooGood

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-12-2014 13:51:18 | More by TooGood
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-17-2012 09:34:57 | More by bigbeers84
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blackie

California

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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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2012 15:39:43 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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mwilbur

Minnesota

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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EVERS13

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 16:04:16 | More by EVERS13
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supercolter

Wisconsin

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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bmike86

Iowa

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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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2014 02:33:25 | More by northcoastwolf
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 06:43:25 | More by GeezLynn
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2013 00:34:11 | More by FeelinSurley
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%

This beer came a black with brown and burgundy highlights. The tan creamy head left some nice lace.

Smells like a porter or a brown ale with a slight burnt or roasted character and a touch of cinnamon.

Tasted of burnt sweet oats.

Mouth feel was thin and light. This beer is wonderfully drinkable but unimpressive in flavor.

12-26-2005 17:02:37 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

on tap at the brewhouse

A-pours a very dark brown color with a khaki head nice lacing

S- roasted malts and chocolate with oats and bread,mild fruit with some earthy notes

T- roasted malts,coffee,sweet malts and toffee,i also get some rolled oats and a touch of cream

M- was creamy smooth ,medium carbonation,vevet texture with full flavor of a stout

O- excellent stuff

10-02-2011 01:50:47 | More by gatornation
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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout from Fitger's Brewhouse
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