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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:
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(Beer added by: SchmichaelJ on 04-18-2003)
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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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Alaska

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

Another magnificent brew from the fine folks at the Selin's Grove Brewing Company. A dark, nearly opaque black brew with a nice head of espresso coloured foam. The aromas are of a lightly toasted oatmeal, roasted malts, chocolate, malted milk-ball malts, and more. The taste follows through with some lovely roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla flavors. For such a low abv brew this one really delivers with some intense stout flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and blissful and the drinkability is awesome as well. Another winner in this brewpubs line-up of winners.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2005 16:35:27 | More by francisweizen
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TheLongBeachBum

California

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

Presentation: On tap at the Selin’s Grove Brewery during a quiet Saturday afternoon visit.

Appearance: Dark black body with a nitrogenous impregnated tan colored head. Finely dissolved conditioning is very supportive. Archetypal looks.

Nose: Heavy on the roasted malts and chocolate stout. Soft aromas lick the edges of the glass but hang nicely above the thick head.

Taste: At only 4.8% this one is a real treat and packs plenty of flavors into its well attenuated body. Milky coffee, roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate and some carbon covered grain. Very smooth, the transient flavors have seemingly invisible seams.

Mouthfeel: Fluffy deep blanket texture with an incredibly smooth and inviting feel. Lipsmacking stuff.

Drinkability: The Nitro dispense aided both the smooth feel and light body but more than anything the quaffability excels.

Overall: Highly enjoyable and not that bad a substitute for the previously anticipated White Horse Porter which sadly was not available. The Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout is another favorite from Selin’s Grove, a great outfit that produces some highly accomplished brews, & this is definitely one of them. Recommended.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-05-2005 07:41:01 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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blackie

California

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

brewpub draft, on nitro

a: pint glass serving, deep brown in color, appearing black in the dim old basement pub light, with a full head of mocha colored nitro carbonation, retains a full layer with nice lace

s: nose of bittersweet chocolate and smooth deep roasted barley, cream and coffee, earthy hops and a mineral note, quite nice

m: medium-full body with a typically rich, creamy nitro mouthfeel and delicate carbonation

t: opens on the palate with a blend of bittersweet chocolate and deep roasted barley, some dark toffee sugars, coffee and cream, nice mineral touch with an earthy hop profile, mildly bitter with a lingering finish

o: a great oatmeal stout, lots of character in a drinkable, attractive package

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-03-2013 03:15:45 | More by blackie
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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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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
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: growler

11-17-2008 01:51:43 | More by hopdog
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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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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An old, but never tired, standard at SGB that I have never taken the time to review. Sometimes you take good things for granted!

A-Deep dark brown that leaves small amounts of light through around the edges. Topped by a tight, medium tan head that receded to a small cap and left hefty lacing.

S-Rich and roasty with a note of a sour twang. Hints of coffee and toffee in the background.

T-Rich and meaty roasted malt with a bit coffee. Sweet caramel and toffee notes come out upon warming. A mild hop bite finishes things off.

M-Medium body with a super smooth and creamy texture. Mild bitter bite and long lasting flavours abound.

D-what's that you need a quality oatmeal stout? Good thing this is on then! Wonderful stuff. Smooth, luscious with an excellent full body of flavour. This is just about everything you could want in a regularly offered, everyday drinking stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-12-2008 06:44:35 | More by Deuane
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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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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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-03-2013 00:17:40 | More by brez8791
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-26-2013 21:41:10 | More by mdillon86
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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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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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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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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-03-2013 14:30:33 | More by DeutschesBier
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2014 20:36:49 | More by TimoP
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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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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-28-2013 03:39:48 | More by sirsteve42
Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.