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Summit Oatmeal Stout - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Oatmeal Stout
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 22
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of Deuane


3.58/5  rDev -12%

A-Deep dark brown with a dark tan head. Copious lacing and good retention.

S-Mild roasted malt aromas. Not much else....somewhat dull.

T-Sweet malt and dark roasted coffee flavours. Nothing crazy...a simple, staright forward stout.

M-Medium body with a nice creamy texture. A nice roll over the tounge. Body holds this brew up well.

D-A solid simple brew. Nothing about screams out but nothing detracts either. Good, plain and simple.

05-07-2008 07:52:31 | More by Deuane
Photo of Whiskeydeez


3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

04-15-2013 17:50:48 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of gtermi


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-11-2013 05:35:02 | More by gtermi
Photo of jmdrpi


4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-12-2014 03:01:01 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of jera1350


4.47/5  rDev +9.8%

On cask at The Blue Nile. This was the Fuggle dry-hopped version.

Jet black color with a huge dark tan head of fluff. Great head retention.

Smells of rich roasted malts with some dark chocolate.

Taste is basically the same as the nose, but in a much more forward manner. The malts are not burnt, just perfectly roasted and robust. Dark chocolate adds some depth and sweetness. The hops aren't that noticeable except for a slightly added hop bitterness. Great flavor.

On cask, the feel only benefits. Thick, rich, creamy and smooth, the feel can't get any better than this. Full bodied all the way.

So easy to drink and a low ABV to boot. I wish some way some how Summit could package this for consumers. This has to be my favorite oatmeal stout.

10-11-2009 16:15:55 | More by jera1350
Photo of jbaker67


4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-27-2013 14:20:09 | More by jbaker67
Photo of garymuchow


4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this at The Local whilst sitting outside on a beautifully mild mid-September evening with old college buddies:
Great appearance. Black as night. Firm one inch classic looking nitro-head, that after quite awhile receded to a ring.
Aroma harder to pick up. Location of sample made a difference. Had the subtle nitro gas aspect with mild dark malt with hint of roast.
Flavor showed much complexity. Slightly burnt. Roast. Fruit. Coffee. Chocolate. Ash. Tastes seemed to fade as time went on (but in fairness I drank this very slowly).
Adequately smooth. Good mix of carbonation and thickness. Not particulary soft. Appropriate oiliness, but on the mild side.
I liked this a lot. A great addition to the Summit line-up.

09-18-2004 14:42:50 | More by garymuchow
Photo of mcallister


3.73/5  rDev -8.4%

Bordering between dark brown and black. Thick frothy head of tan retains itself like a champion boxer. Leaves a nice lace behind when it finally fades.

Chock full of sweet oat, coffee, and dark chocolate. A roasty aspect takes place, with vanilla backgrounds. Subtle aroma, very feminine and leaves you daydreaming. Dark fruits abound with a mainstay of currant.

Again the oats are very prevelant in this beer. A coffee aspect that reminds you of someone running out of enough grounds too fill a full pot with sufficient strength. Dark fruits are there but nothing destinguishes itself from the pack.

Mouth is creamy but slightly thin. A stout that is easily sessionable.

02-25-2007 00:33:49 | More by mcallister
Photo of wagenvolks


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
Photo of ADR


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
Photo of JohnK17


3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-06-2014 12:33:33 | More by JohnK17
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-09-2014 21:39:04 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of TastyTaste


4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

On tap at William's Uptown. Poured a nice dark black color, sizable creamy tan head. Smell was a very mellow oatmeal coffee scent. The oatmeal really smoothed over the edges of this stout, lending to a very high drinakability. Nothing offensive or harsh in the flavor, still this is a good representative of the oatmeal stout style.

12-23-2004 17:59:41 | More by TastyTaste
Photo of armock

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

A - Poured a black color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of roasted malt with chocolate scents

T - Follows the nose roasted malt with chocolate flavors

M - This beer has a creamy smooth body with light carbonation to it

D - This is probably the best Oatmeal stout I've had very good taste thats very easy to drink worth getting if you see it on tap

07-05-2010 22:34:20 | More by armock
Photo of JohneHoodlum


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-03-2012 01:47:18 | More by JohneHoodlum
Photo of Tucquan


4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2013 22:47:07 | More by Tucquan
Photo of Bierguy5


3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

Jet black in color, with a creamy tan head. The head disappeared very quickly, which was disappointing. Soft, roasty aroma with hints of vanilla, and milk chocolate. Lightly roasted coffee flavor, with a bit of chocolate. Not much sweetness. Seems to lack the velvet mouthfeel, and silky texture of a great oatmeal stout. A bit thin. A small amount of lingering bitterness. Not heavy, and pretty easy to drink. Maybe a hint of fruit at the end, but not much. This is pretty simple, easy to drink, but not outstanding.

03-12-2007 01:43:25 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of gatornation


4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

On Tap @ LowBrow
A- pours a dark brown/black color with a 2 finger khaki/tan head very nice clinging lacing on pint glass
S-Chocolate ,roasted malts vanilla coffee spice and cereal grains
T- follows the nose with such flavors that burst on the palate creamy smooth finish
M-creamy smooth lower carbonation
O- superb for the style so drinkable with the ABV so low with so much stout flavor love this brew

03-16-2014 19:05:59 | More by gatornation
Photo of MattyG85


4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

08-08-2011 19:46:04 | More by MattyG85
Photo of Herky21


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-29-2013 16:39:00 | More by Herky21
Photo of richkrull


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2013 18:59:29 | More by richkrull
Photo of soju6


4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

A: Served a dark brown-black color with a creamy tan head that fades slowly to lots of lacing.

S: Nice rich aroma of roasted malt and grain, with a bit of chocolate and coffee.

T: Flavor of roasted malt, some grain, with a mixture of chocolate and coffee. There is a mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly full body, smooth and creamy with a velvety texture. Very good balance

Easy drinker. Excellent stout, a good example of the style. Well worth checking out.

02-03-2012 22:38:36 | More by soju6
Photo of DoctorB2B


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-20-2011 03:20:43 | More by DoctorB2B
Photo of hardy008


4.15/5  rDev +2%

Came to the table with a foamy, tan, 2 finger head and a dark black color, with streaks of red when held to the light. The taste and aroma have coffee, oatmeal, and chocolate. Smooth and creamy, medium bodied, the carbonation is fairly light. Nice drinkability, with a mix of sweetness and coffee bitterness. Nicely made.

08-21-2009 23:55:21 | More by hardy008
Photo of bsp77


4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

11-22-2009 00:15:31 | More by bsp77
Summit Oatmeal Stout from Summit Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.