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Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003)
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-13-2013 15:30:40 | More by bigfnjoe
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a deep brown with a nice, tall light tan head and a bit of lacing on the way down. Nose brings forward roast, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of brown sugar. The taste is nice as well with some chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and sugar. Nice full feel from the nitro. Great creaminess. Drinks quite well and is really tasty. Glad this is pretty much always on.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-24-2010 23:19:36 | More by Thorpe429
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SchmichaelJ

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had high expectations for this oatmeal stout at the small, quaint and historic Selin's Grove Brewing Company. This brew did not disappoint. It arrived at my table as a beautiful, deeply black pint with a very well-defined head. I must have stared at the demarcation between black liquid and creamy beige head for a few minutes. The smell was undoubtedly of roasted, even burnt malt, with the subtlest hint of hops. The taste of this stout blew me away at first. I don't think I've ever tasted beer this fresh. It was so very smooth and creamy, and the bitter roasted taste seemed almost perfect with my cravings for beer at the time. It also complemented my curry chicken salad very well. The mouthfeel was full and hearty, as expected, but I was very impressed with the creamy smooth texture. I'd highly recommend the Shade Mtn. Stout as a first introduction to the excellent brewpub located in upstate Selingsgrove, PA. I'm unaware of a location where one might find a superior oatmeal stout brewed in PA in such small quantities. A wonderful beer, overall.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-18-2003 00:02:18 | More by SchmichaelJ
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-03-2014 03:42:11 | More by Zdrummer15
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-28-2013 03:39:48 | More by sirsteve42
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-05-2014 22:42:28 | More by MikeWard
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-30-2014 01:58:34 | More by Jspriest
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-06-2013 00:33:51 | More by iL0VEbeer
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NearTheGrove

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-02-2013 18:49:47 | More by NearTheGrove
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shade Mountain comes off of a nitro-tap, and it therefore has the typical nitro look. Dark body that is thick and opaque, and a slab of brown head. Both retention and lacing are quite good.

The aroma is a bit muted, with chocolate and coffee sticking out.

Chocolate and toffee lead things off, buttressed by a good bit of roasted malt. Next comes a fantastic coffee flavor that the replaces the chocolate and toffee, but only eclipses the roasted malt briefly. The roast lingers throughout the entire beer, as does a sweetness that hangs out in the background.

Big, smooth, oily, nitro-tap.

I'm no fan of nitro taps, and a I really wonder what this one tastes like on a normal gas system or on-cask. Even on nitro, this beer is very good, and I dig the big flavors but relatively low ABV.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-15-2011 15:44:44 | More by Hojaminbag
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Selin's Grove brewpub into a pint glass.

A - Pours pitch black with a creamy one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light rings of lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of lightly roasted chocolate malt, coffee, and a bit of lactic sweetness. Very subtle nose but in a good way.

T - Nice creamy feel with hints of coffee, chocolate, light hop bitterness, and some lactic sweetness. Very good overall balance of flavors blend well with the low ABV. Finish is a touch dry with some lingering dark roast. Excellent stuff.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Lush, creamy, feel with plenty of lingering roast in the finish.

O - Very good. I really enjoyed this one. The combination of light roast and low ABV. make this one extremely drinkable and quite enjoyable. You can't go wrong with this one.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-30-2011 18:59:25 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at SGB served in their typical "footed pils" type of glassware. This brew appears brown in color with a creamy tan cap. Awesome retention to the cap of froth that sits atop of this brew. As it slowly fades, it leaves a webbing of lacework all over the glass.

The smell of this brew is chocolate malt, sweet with a light note of fruity hops to alcohol inclusion. There is a minor note of minerals noted throughout the body which adds some depth to the brew's nose. At times it smells a bit green and yeasty but not overly done and distracting. Some herbal hops are evident as the brew warms up.

The taste is chocolate malt with a note of yeast meets alcohol providing a bit of a young character to the brew. There is a moderate to mild contrasting bitterness which comes from the hops and some mineral character that balances out the sweet chocolate notes.

This is quite an easy drinking brew that is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. It is quite smooth and creamy in the feel that is very enjoyable. It is fairly clean and balanced and has the right amount of alcohol to let you sit and enjoy a few of these.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 20:26:39 | More by stakem
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice looking black color with a light brown head on top. It's creamy looking, it's got a light lacing and strong retention. The smell of the beer is roasted, it's a little sweet smelling too. Good malt profile on the nose not much hops. The taste is also roasted, some sweetness to it with a subtle bitter chocolate flavor in there too. The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. Very drinkable beer. Overall it was really good.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-28-2012 17:57:42 | More by Knapp85
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2011 19:48:42 | More by DWolf
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2014 20:36:49 | More by TimoP
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psuwiz99

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-15-2012 21:19:57 | More by psuwiz99
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-29-2013 23:44:58 | More by BeerBucks
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-25-2011 13:41:06 | More by nh2032
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-03-2013 00:17:40 | More by brez8791
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-01-2012 19:47:18 | More by jwat
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-28-2013 02:40:02 | More by BillRoth
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-10-2013 04:15:26 | More by bcsbeer
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-27-2011 00:51:01 | More by jordanmiller
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub Another master craftmanship by this brewpub. Only mild roast, and only 4.8% a.b.v. Very opaque brown with a light brown head. Taste nitro-tap even though not listed as that. Creamy mouthfeel consistent with that. Cold coffee and chocolate, great bittersweetness.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-15-2009 02:20:15 | More by Sammy
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color, almost black. A nice, creamy, off-white color one-finger head that remains throughout most of the beer.

The scent was of light roasted malt, notes of coffee.

The taste was of roasted malt, with some notes of chocolate and some faint notes of coffee.

Full body, very creamy and smooth, low carbonation.

This was a really nice beer, the balance of the flavors was perfect and was pretty easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 13:36:05 | More by BeerCon5
Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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