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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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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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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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-27-2012 18:42:54 | More by Rhettroactive
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-01-2012 19:47:18 | More by jwat
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StarryNight74

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-25-2012 15:13:43 | More by StarryNight74
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-27-2012 17:32:41 | More by vonnegut21
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Dirtdog1589


4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-13-2012 21:37:26 | More by Dirtdog1589
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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
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-05-2012 19:47:09 | More by robieobie1
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

03-03-2012 13:15:53 | More by RyanGoodman
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psuwiz99

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-30-2011 00:56:21 | More by rfgetz
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: nitro-tap

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer on nitro tap at the pub. Beer is dark brown and hazy with a tiny nitro head of tiny bubbles. Lots of lacing, low aeration.

Beer has a mildly sweet and mildly roasty aroma, smells good.

Beer is creamy and soft on the palate with minimal lead off sweetness and a nice bitter roasty finish. The beer is fleshed out in the midpalate by the oatmeal and it's very drinkable. I could kill a lot of this, low alcohol is a bonus as well.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-12-2010 05:02:56 | More by drabmuh
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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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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at SGB on 6/20/10.

A - Emerged from the beer engine as a dark brown liquid with burgundy highlights around the edges and a full finger's worth of bubbly tan froth on top that disappeared, leaving no traces of lacing at all.

S - Roasty malt character with a pleasant cocoa aroma and some lactic notes. Pretty subtle otherwise, but quite nice overall.

T - Roasted malt with cocoa notes. Definitely not as acetic as the nitro version. Hint of caramel sweetness in the middle, followed by a nutty malt character. Finishes with a slight earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied and really smooth mouthfeel, perhaps a tad watery overall, but still retains a creamy cask feel.

D - I think I actually prefer this on cask. Shade Mountain is easily one of my favorite Oatmeal Stouts out there, and it was a pleasure to sample it on cask for the first time.

Serving type: cask

06-30-2010 00:51:41 | More by ffejherb
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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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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark brown body with some lighter brown highlights...a creamy tan head formed and retained very well while drinking...not much lacing

S - Wonderful aromas of chocolate, oats, and roasted malts

T - This is one tasty beer...the flavors just explode on your palate and one doesn't stand out among the others...the oats play an important role making this an oatmeal stout...the malts are roasted and toasted to perfection and they don't leave a bitterness...a chocolate and coffee flavor are present which (the coffee) leaves a desirable bitterness

M - Full bodied...wonderful on nitro...so so creamy

D - This is my favorite oatmeal stout and my favorite SGB...so far...I had this as my dessert beer and it just hit the spot

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-26-2009 18:02:54 | More by thain709
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub.

A-Pours a medium brown with some amber highlights at the bottom of the glass, with a frothy tan head.

S-Sweet notes blend with a medium roastiness and a bit of a sour note in the background.

T-Quite tasty. Roasted malt, some sweetness and a slight bitterness in the finish.

M-Silky smooth. Great body for the style and ABV.

D-A very sessionable oatmeal stout.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2009 05:33:43 | More by sholland119
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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)

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-28-2008 20:15:13 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.