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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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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 9
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:
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(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003)
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

03-03-2012 13:15:53 | More by RyanGoodman
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Reviewed on 10/27/08. On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a super thick and foamy tan head like a milkshake. Aroma of light sweet roasted malt. Flavor of sweet oatmeal, roasted malt, and light bitter chocolate. Smooth from the nitro. Meh, this was ok but didn't stand out from any other oatmeal stout.
6/5/6/4/13 (3.4/5)

12-28-2008 20:15:13 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-26-2013 21:41:10 | More by mdillon86
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3.55/5  rDev -15.1%

I had this at the Brew Pub. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours almost black with a layer of thick off white head. The head fades to a thick ring around the pour.

Smell: Smoke and some roast with a dark fruit note. I was surprised to find not much sweetness at all in this beer.

Taste: Just as the smell lead me to believe, there is hardly any sweet component to this beer. Tons of roasted malt and smoke. I also got some dark fruit and a burnt malt flavor. The finish reminds me of a camp fire.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a bit thin with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: There is a ton of burnt malt here, really roasty. I don't think I need more in the future, but It was still pretty good.

11-24-2012 01:30:17 | More by oline73
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3.63/5  rDev -13.2%

Sampled from Growler.

Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, and a little oaty. Tastes of chocolate, oats, coffee, and roast. Thinner body.

Notes from and tasted on 12/16/07

11-17-2008 01:51:43 | More by hopdog
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3.68/5  rDev -12%

A - A thin fingers worth of lush ultra creamy eggshell colored head... The color is a deep dark brown that lets a bit of light leak in around the bottom of the glass where it displays a reddish hue.... Mostly still with limited carbonation...

S - Faint chocolate... Coffee... Some light dark fruit notes...

T - A good bit of molasses... Light chocolate notes... Perhaps a hint of coffee... Some very lightly roasted malt notes...

M - Medium bodied... Limited carbonation... Silky smooth... A bit of chalkiness on the finish...

D - A respectable stout... Not sure I would have pegged it as an Oatmeal Stout though... The nitro-tap pour adds some nice character...

12-29-2011 04:33:49 | More by philbe311
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Pours a dark brown, light red tint, thin cap of creamy off-white nitro pour head. Scent leads with an odd rusty, earthy and mineraly profile, moderate notes of roasted grain, chocolate and coffee. Taste leads with roasted grain, moderate amounts of coffee and chocolate, faint dark fruit and again a minerally taste. Medium bodied, even with nitro pour, lightly dry, lacking full creaminess expected from combination of pour and style. Some good things going on here, but nothing overwhelmingly good.

12-30-2011 00:56:21 | More by rfgetz
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-03-2013 14:30:33 | More by DeutschesBier
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3.93/5  rDev -6%

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.

03-26-2012 13:36:05 | More by BeerCon5
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

11-15-2009 02:20:15 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2011 19:48:42 | More by DWolf
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2014 20:36:49 | More by TimoP
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-15-2012 21:19:57 | More by psuwiz99
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-07-2014 03:04:20 | More by DrBier
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-25-2011 13:41:06 | More by nh2032
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-03-2013 00:17:40 | More by brez8791
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-01-2012 19:47:18 | More by jwat
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-28-2013 02:40:02 | More by BillRoth
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-10-2013 04:15:26 | More by bcsbeer
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-27-2011 00:51:01 | More by jordanmiller
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

10-28-2012 17:57:42 | More by Knapp85
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

07-04-2011 20:26:39 | More by stakem
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

03-30-2011 18:59:25 | More by orangesol
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

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.

08-15-2011 15:44:44 | More by Hojaminbag
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Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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