Summit Oatmeal Stout - Summit Brewing Company
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Ratings: 268 | Reviews: 86 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
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).
09-12-2006 03:22:04 | More by zjungleist
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
Found this in all places, Stone City, IA right outside Anamosa on tap!! Was pretty excited to try it. Pours a dark black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, somewhat faint. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Very smooth and an awesome creamy texture. Two thumbs up!
12-02-2011 19:05:55 | More by iabeerbaron
3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
Served on nitro-tap at the Draught House in Austin.
Thick, blackish-brown body with a typically gorgeous head of tightly packed, creamy brown bubbles. Makes for excellent head retention and lacing, but I've seen better from a nitro-tap. Slightly muted aroma of burnt chocolate and coffee. A little vanilla interplays with the toastedness of the malts, as do a pinch of earthy hops.
Flavor is also a bit muted, with creamy oats and charred chocolate malts leading the way. Summit's oatmeal stout is tasty, but I expected a bit more from this beer as it fell a bit flat in the middle. Noticeable blandness towards the finish, but thankfully a bit of roasted chocolate malt picks up the slack. Great mouthfeel, courtesy of our friend, the 7th atomic element. Smooth, chewy, slick, velvety...all of the above in terms of body. All in all, a decent brew, but I would choose several other stouts over this one. Still, it's definitely worth a try.
02-28-2010 00:57:22 | More by wagenvolks
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
A: Needless to say it looked perfect off of nitro-tap. Amazing two finger head that was almost as thick as whipped cream. Thick lacing all the way down.
S: Very light roasted scents and some chocolate.
T: Similar to the smell, mellow malts with hints of chocolate.
M: Extremely smooth, just what you would expect.
D: Highly drinkable and every sip enjoyable.
02-17-2009 20:26:24 | More by AdmiralDiaz
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
08-01-2004 20:11:29 | More by ADR
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
Served on nitro-draught in a bar in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reviewed from notes taken over a Thanksgiving Holiday. Expectations were high given that I love stouts and it was on nitro. I thought it was curious that an oatmeal stout was on nitro, which got me excited.
A: Pours a two finger head of absolutely lovely cream lacing, wonderful thickness, and great retention. Moreover, a bubble show accompanies as tan bleeds into black. Colour is a solid black. Very appealing.
Sm: Cream and nitrogen. Some roast. A mild strength aroma.
T: Cream, oats, very light roast, and extremely light notes of coffee and chocolate. Not horribly complex for its style, but extremely refreshing and quite flavourful. Near perfectly balanced. Quite nicely built.
Mf: Lovely creamy mouthfeel - very smooth and quite wet. Those oats were put to good use. This texture complements the style quite nicely. Nitro was the right option for this beer; well done Summit. Incredible.
Dr: Incredibly drinkable. Uses cream to overcome stout dryness instead of succumbing to porter-esque workarounds. The oat smoothness synergizes brilliantly with the nitro-draught system.
12-19-2011 00:17:30 | More by kojevergas
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
On tap at Stub and Herb's
Served a bit cold and with a tall head, but once it warmed up and settled down it was quite nice. It was a simple, smooth oat and cocoa with coffee-like roasted grains with wonderfully long aftertaste. Probably still my favorite Summit beer and a very worthy session beer.
12-23-2007 03:59:33 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
A- Served on tap, came in a sort of faded brown color with a solid head. Overall, quite an appealing beer that just seems to scream oats.
S- Definite earthy scent, not quite an "oat smell," but malt characteristics are certainly present. I also detect the faintest hint of cocoa and maybe a little vanilla.
T- The oat flavor hits me right away, great earthy taste. Slight bitterness intermingles with a malty chocolate presence. Light bitterness remains on the palate, but it is quite smooth overall.
M- Great chewy texture that one associates with the oatmeal stout style. Low carbonation compliments the flavors quite well.
D- Surprisingly, this is quite drinkable beer, for me at least. This is probably my favorite beer from Summit.
08-09-2009 22:36:50 | More by Rooney107
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours a deep brown black with a dense foamy three finger khaki head. Very mild on the nose, a hint of dark roasted chocolate malt, oats and leather. Pleasant flavors, chocolate, bit of cocoa, mild oatmeal, and a smidgen of smoke rounds out the dark roasted malt backbone. Fairly dry, modestly carbonated, creamy and smooth. Solid offering from Summit.
01-02-2012 03:24:22 | More by manitouman84
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Had this on tap, in a pint glass.
A: Probably the coolest pour I've ever seen. The bubbles just forged up from the bottom, settling into a nice, thick tan head. A perfect compliment to a very black looking color. Lacing looked like an intricate lattice pattern of dots.
Smell: Mostly oatmeal, not so much the rest of the beer. The other flavors are there, just not as prevalent.
Taste: Good, but not great. I did enjoy it more thoroughly once I got into it a bit, when I could taste hints of brown sugar along side the oatmeal. It provided a nice sweetness to the stout, and feels like a perfect pairing. Otherwise, actual malt flavors felt subdued and I was slightly disappointed.
Mouthfeel: Solid, fairly heavy stout feel. No complaints here.
Drinkability: I feel like I could drink this all night long and just enjoy it. I would be quite content drinking this on a late fall night, into winter.
08-09-2009 20:33:18 | More by AmberMan22
Summit Oatmeal Stout from Summit Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.