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Summit Oatmeal Stout - Summit Brewing Company

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 27
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: truthbrew on 05-23-2004)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GeezLynn, Jan 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

And for my 100th review, Summit Oatmeal Stout. A holy grail of sorts for me since it's only sold on tap and not in bottles because it's tapped with half CO2 and half Nitro. I don't live near the Twin Cities, so it was a treat to finally have some at Stub and Herbs in Minneapolis.

Pours black with a light tan head that cascades in the body of the beer for a while after it's poured. Aroma was of roasted malts and creaminess. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and super silky-smooth. Flavors were a perfect mix of roasted, toasted malt with hints of cream and coffee. I was anticipating that this would be good and it exceeded those expecations. This is to date the best beer I've ever tasted.

blackearth, Sep 11, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a nonic pint glass

The beer is a deep opaque brownish-black with a tan head that dissipates into some spotty lacing down the glass.

Great aroma from this beer: Nutty malt, chocolate, toffee, a light hop odor as well.

This is a great tasting stout loaded with flavor. A burst of milk chocolate, then nuttiness, oatmeal, a little vanilla and a lingering bite of bitter dark chocolate. Surprisingly layered.

The mouthfeel is spot on: smooth and creamy with little carbonation. Nearly perfect.

Overall, this draft-only beer from Summit is a great example of the style and I'm pleased I got to try it.

SD-Alefan, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JoeD15, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ryancl, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

thaghost, Aug 06, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Jet black with thick creamy tan head expected for a nitro beer. Fantastic lacing lines.

Smell: Dry roasted aroma with chocolate, light coffee and oats.

Taste: Somewhat sweet creamy taste with light roasted character, highlighting light coffee, milk chocolate and oats.

Feel: Exceedingly smooth and creamy but maybe slightly thin. Expected nitro feel, which is quite nice.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink with more flavor than a typical nitro beer. Great Oatmeal Stout overall.

bsp77, Nov 22, 2009
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3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Black with tan foam that hangs around for half a pint

S-Roasted chocolate malt

T-Dark malted with chocolate notes, slight bitterness from malts

M-Pretty light for the style and for how it looks it will be.

D-Average for the style, could have a few.

Overall-One of my favorites from Summit, which tends to go a little heavy on the bitter hops for most of their brews.

deebo, Apr 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, this was slowly and properly poured at Stub & Herbs in Mpls. Appearance is a deep jet-black with a gorgeous frothy tan head that you could float a quarter on. Aromas of roast malt and dark bitter chocolate are everywhere with a hint of grassy English hops. Flavor is....well, silky smooth and oh so creamy again with the roast malts and dark bitter chocolate. Hop bitterness and flavor are just enough to balance out the sweetness and creaminess. This is a great quaffing beer and if I would change anything it would be to allow the oats to come through a bit more. This was more like a Guinness than an oatmeal stout but an awesome stout nonetheless.

beerkittycat, Jul 24, 2008
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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN. 12 oz pint glass.

Appearance: A very dark brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two and a half finger lightly tan head with good retention and lots of lacing.

Smell: Aroma of dark malts and chocolate with some oats, caramel and coffee. Hints of earthy hops and vanilla.

Taste: Sweet taste of chocolate, dark malts, coffee, and oats with some hints of vanilla and grassy hops. With the cream and chocolate this tastes like a cross between a Schwarzbier and a chocolate shake. Mild bitterness balances things out.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and smooth. Medium body with a medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A very solid version of an oatmeal stout from Summit. Great for when you want a dark beer with a lighter body or something that goes great with a scoop of ice cream.

MattyG85, Aug 08, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at the Eagle Street Grill, St. Paul, MN...

Dark appearance but chestnut light penetrates the bottom of the glass. Clear. Nice head, creamy and tan and keeping a staunch 1/2 inch for a long time. Not much downward-cascading action for a nitro pour. Thick clingy lace. Light cocoa aroma, a little apricot, not particularly roasty. Mouthfeel is medium, low mouth carbonation, tendency toward silky. Lactic milky senses to the flavor, and a sense of mildy burnt toast at the end. There's a little bit of astringency that picks up midway through the glass. All-in-all, a mostly pleasant beer and a nice one to see Summit brewing.

ADR, Aug 01, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Summit Brewing Company. Nice black pour with a medium, dense tan head. The smell was nice and roasty. Taste had some coffee, a bit of chocolate, and some oats. Mouthfeel was nice and creamy/silky with light carbonation and was fairly clean and refreshing for the style. Drinkability was fair, and this would make a hearty addition to a good meal (especially breakfast).

zjungleist, Sep 12, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Helgy, Aug 07, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic pint at the Milwaukee Ale House.

A: Dark brown with the deepest mahogany. Mocha colored head which stuck around for half the beer. Better than average lacing.

S: Roasted malts and hints of dark chocolate. Vague smell of oatmeal cookies.

T: Roasted oats, chocolate, malty deliciousness.

M: Thick, oily, low carbonation. Exactly what a stout should be.

D: Very high. At 4.7%, it's extemely sessionable, and a great winter warmer. I couldn't wait to order a growler of this.

duffcalifornia, Jan 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Tuckersmth, Jun 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, very dark brown with a thick nitro-juiced tan head.
Java nose, with the creamy, flaky oatmeal as a pronounced secondary aroma, along with cocoa nibs, and grain.
Roasty up front and throughout. Coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Oats bring their creamed graininess, and stay awhile. Low hop profile, but the counteracting (and complementary) bitterness is there.
The nitro brings a fleecy full body upfront, which sags over the sip and thins a great deal.
I'd like to see a fuller, non-nitro version bottled, because it has a lot of upside, but the current situation is akin to an oated Guinness. Good session stout, but a bit hollow.

cokes, Oct 06, 2009
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Summit Oatmeal Stout from Summit Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.