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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout
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Ratings: 84
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

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(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 09-02-2003)
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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

bmike86, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Cask and regular side by side

Pours a tan head. Color is a dark copper brown nearing black. Lots of lace.

Aroma: rich with chocolate and cocoa. Caramel with the coffee and roast. Cask version is creamier.

Taste: creamy chocolate with roasted malts. Coffee flavors. Malty and dry. Cask version is much more rounded out. The flavors blend together so much better.

Mouthfeel: roasted and smooth. Medium bodied with a fine amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, I enjoyed the cask version better. So my scores reflect the cask. Really enjoyable beer.

mothman, May 12, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev 0%

Sampled on tap at Fitger's & man, I'd forgotten how good the beer is here.

Pour is stately black, second most head of the night. Nose is present & lovely, chocolate, rich malts.

Big Boat Oatmeal Stout is one of the best oatmeal stouts I've had to date. The chocolate in the beer is overwhelming just to the tipping point of too much, great roasty edge to take the edge off that & the sweet malts. Fantastic smoothness that just goes on for ages, & aids in wanting to take this one on for a long session.

What an excellent beer to have in regular rotation. Not so big you can't drive around afterwards, but with a massive taste profile. Just lovely.

maximum12, Mar 30, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%

Poured on-tap at Fitger’s Brewery

A. Pours a dark black, 3mm mocha head, even after 10 minutes it still had a nice 1mm thick layer on top.

S. Smells of lots of oatmeal, slight chocolate, and rich roasted grain.

T. Tastes of oatmeal, lactose, some rich coffee and a buttery soft finish.

M. Medium-thich body, mild carbonation, slightly chewy and silky wet finish.

O. A solid beer. A hearty rich beer with lots of falvor, stron oatmeal presents, but not overbearing. Well bodied and thick. A nice rounded stout, but nothing that pops and really makes you love it. But easy to drink and fills you up.

MBrausen, Feb 01, 2012
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KAF, Jan 20, 2012
Big Boat Oatmeal Stout from Fitger's Brewhouse
92 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.