Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout - Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.47/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
03-29-2009 05:33:43 | More by sholland119
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
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
07-26-2009 18:02:54 | More by thain709
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
4.55/5 rDev +8.9%
Another trip to Lewisburg means that another visit to this gem of a brewpub was in order. I had wanted to try this during a prior visit, but they didn't have it on. Luck was with me on this visit.
Per the beer menu: "Roasted barley is the trademark of a stout, a bittersweet separation from its cousin porte. Our deep black stout is made with a grist containing 15% organic oatmeal to create its remarkable silky texture."
Dark, dark, *DARK* black in color, with a silky, creamy-smooth head. All sorts of lacing of the glass with distinct rings. Sweet in the nose with the roated malt aromas mingling nicely. Top-notch flavor. Chocolatey sweet up front and starts to dry out in the middle. There's an undertone of a coffee note as well, with flecks of Quaker oatmeal dancing in and out. Dry and sweet aftertaste. Serving this through the nitro tap just makes it all the more rich, creamy, and palate-pleasing. At 4.8%, this is something I could drink all damn day. Another winner from a brewpub that's making its way up my list of favorites.
04-15-2006 19:55:57 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
Sampled at the brewpub on a recent trip. The beer poured a deep black color with a thick, creamy off white head that gave nice lacing and good carbonation. The aroma was of dark chocolate and roasted coffe. The taste was equally dense and fragrant with some hops to boot on the backend. Just an overall solid stout, another from Selinsgrove.
07-18-2006 02:16:11 | More by ggaughan
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
I had this on tap at the brewpub. Not sure if this was nitro or not. I didn't ask. It seemed like it was, but you never know. There was only one stout on at the time.
Comes as a near opaque black with a very tight one finger head of really tiny bubbles. Looked like nitro to me. Great lacing on the glass for the duration of the beer.
Aroma is of dark roasted coffee, dark brown sugar, slight piney hops, and dark grains. The smell of this stout made me want to sip ASAP. Very inviting aroma.
Taste is of sweet dark coffee, deep and rich. There is also a just detectable tartness, kind of like sour apples(?), pleasant, but maybe not to style. Also taste herbal/earthy hops way in the back. Still, this is a very smooth oatmeal stout. Even with the tartness, (astringency?) lactose comes through.
Mouthfeel is luxurious, incredibly smooth cask like carbonation, with a sweetness that is not cloying at all. The finish is fairly short, with a sweet/tart aftertaste.
There were several locals there while I was there, and one of them had this all night long. I can see why, this is a slammer!
07-04-2005 16:40:58 | More by jakester
4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
I have had the oatmeal stout on a number of occasions. It is a great beer every time. It pours a rich, black color with a creamy, white head that is large, long-lasting, and adds lacing to the pint from top to bottom. This is one of the best things that Steve makes.
It has a mixture of grain and roasted maltiness. There is a hint of ripe fruitiness as well. The taste is sublime with an very heavy flavor of roasted malted, grain, and that elusive undercurrent of some kind of fruit. There is also a hint of dark chocolate although there is no chocolate in the brew.
The beer is heavy and very creamy in the mouth. I never start with the oatmeal stout when I come here, because I know that I won't taste anything else. It is that good.
05-09-2004 15:36:02 | More by rdrummer
Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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