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Summit Oatmeal Stout - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | 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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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap poured into a pint glass

A - Extremely beautiful dark brown, nearly black hue. Nitro tap makes the carbonation appear so much nicer. Masterful appearance!

S - Huge roasted notes with milk chocolate, oatmeal and slight coffee all welcome the nose.

T - Very complex for such a small ABV beer. Huge flavors of oatmeal and chocolate hit up front with a slight coffee bitterness near the end.

M - Perfect. So delectably creamy and smooth. Couldn't ask for any better in this category.

O - I was wow'd by this beer when I saw it on tap. I went in not expecting much but what I got was one of the best oatmeal stouts I have ever had!

DemoniChris, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of THEFRANCH15E
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer: Summit Oatmeal Stout

Appearance: It's a beautiful rich black color with a thick (almost two finger widths), creamy tan head to it. Darker than I thought it would be but it could have been the dark bar I was in.

Smell: A mild aroma of roast, oats and a sweet smell almost like caramel.

Taste: Very creamy and smooth with the taste of oats, light roast and a hint of sweet. It has a very well balanced taste as nothing particular jumps out and has a fantastic finish to it.

Mouthfeel: It goes down incredibly smooth with a creamy, soft feel. Easy to drink quite a few with ease.

Overall: My buddies and I tried a bar in St. Paul called Groveland Tap and I was particularly excited because I saw it had this beer on tap. This is one of the best beers I've tried in some time. I will recommend it without hesitation to anyone.

THEFRANCH15E, Mar 05, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Idaho Chuck's in Hudson Wisconsin 24oz $4.50

a: pours a nice dark oily black color with about a half inch of tan/cream colored head that doesnt dissapear fast, leaves a lot of rich sticky lacing along the edge of the glass
s: roasted malts dominate the aroma, a lot of sweetness, hints of cocoa and coffee not much hop presence going on in the aroma smells warm and inviting
t: sweet roasted malts featuring cocoa, oatmeal and a sweet creamy like taste followed by just enough hop bitterness to make this a very well balanced beer
m: medium to full bodied beer with little carbonation

overall, i LOVED this brew, enough so in fact that the friends and i will be making weekly trips up to Hudson for this

happygnome, Mar 12, 2008
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4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer after a Summit brewery tour. Pours great with a great head. Taste is even better with an exceptional finish. Smell is different than most stouts because of the oatmeal. Hard to find but if you find it you should definitely try it.One of the best stouts I've ever had.

PossumMunsen31, Oct 12, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The appearance is black, with a nice full head and good lacing. The smell is mild and sweet. The taste is complex, with hints of oatmeal, burnt chocolate, plum and just a very slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. This beer goes down very smoothly. A great addition to the Summit lineup.

edbeered, Nov 12, 2004
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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer in my avatar.
Apperance is a nice opaque black with a tan head that retains well, not much lacing on the glass.
Nice aroma of chocolate and silky grains
Taste is much better as you get the bready tastes from the oats and a nice chocolate tinge that stays.
I love the mouthfeel we get from any beer that has oats in it. smooth, chewy creamy and it coats great.
I could drink many of these as they are extremely sessionable and easy to drink.

mnstorm99, Oct 11, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at BLue Door pub, comes to the table a gorgeous deep dark broung with a delicious looking cream colored head. Smells dark and roasty like a good stout should. Taste is on par with the style, not better than others, but very good. Solid mouthfeel, a bit thin at times but very solid. Very drinkable, I would order this again in a heartbeat.

deadbody, Sep 22, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ed's Bar:

What a treat. Fresh stout, with a heady aroma, damn near jet black in the glass, with a beautiful creamy head. Lovely smoky oats flavor, with a long aftertaste, smooth, and not overwhelming in alcohol. This is one beer I can drink all evening. Summit's masterpiece.

Monkeypaws, Sep 24, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had this on draft a lot lately, and here's what I've found:

It pours a beautiful dark brown, almost black, with a nice head.
It has a robust smell of oatey, grainy malt.
The taste is outstanding, smooth, rich and flavorful, lots of creamy, malty goodness.The beer just slides down the throat; it isn't fizzy like some stouts I've had, just smooth and rich. At 4.8%, with smooth and easy drinking the Summit Oatmeal presents, this is a perfect session beer.

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Summit Oatmeal Stout from Summit Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.