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Summit Oatmeal Stout - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
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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Photo of shaunb81
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

Picked this one up at the St. Paul/Minneapolis Airport. Pours pretty black with some dark red hues around the bottom. Nice cream head and some generous lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and coffee. Very smooth tasting. Some coffee, chocolate, and a buttery, nutty goodness. Some nice bitterness on the backend. Body is heavy and carbonation seems light.

I really like this stuff and it makes me wonder about the other Summit offerings.

shaunb81, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of beerkittycat
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

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
Photo of supercolter
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance is very good. Lots of head and a fair amount of lacing.
Smell and taste are very good. The smell is a bit weaker than the taste. The oatmeal really comes through while drinkin and expecially as it warms.
Mouthfeel was very good, medium in body.
Drinkability is good, only inhibited by the mouthfeel being a bit heavier.

supercolter, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

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
Photo of duffcalifornia
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

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
Photo of JoeD15
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JoeD15, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ryancl, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Tarks
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Tarks, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Shawner
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

TheSleepyMonkey, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of deanis30
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

deanis30, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

gtermi, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of atomicskier1889
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

atomicskier1889, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Ragingbull
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap at the brewery. Heavy cascading action as I watch being drawn off the tap. The head is thick and creamy. The nose is mildly malty and smells almost "creamy" with some touches of smoke. The flavor is consistent with the nose. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with a slight touch of smoke flavoring. Clean finish that is very light considering all that is going on. The rich flavor and mouthfeel and the fullness of the flavors would lead me to expect more of a residual aftertaste. It stays pretty clean and the creaminess begs to be sipped again.

Ragingbull, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ovaltine, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of awizzle
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

awizzle, May 31, 2014
Photo of Gro
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Gro, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Eric908
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Eric908, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sweffin, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of nijo1833
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

nijo1833, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Tricerahops
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Tricerahops, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

I was given this in a shaker pint.

Appearance- Look at that beautiful, black body! No highlights on this one whatsoever. The head is about a finger, very dense, and a light tan in color. It almost looks like a head off a nitro-tap, but I am assured it is not. And the sheet lacse is fantastic.

Smell- The head is slightly roasted, just a little bit of sweet, caramel-like malt. There is some oat in there, but it is crazy big.

Taste- The sweet quality is apparent immediately, slightly toffee and a little dark fruit. There is some roastiness and oat that follows into a decent finish. This is really good!

Mouth feel- Well, it goes down easily. However, it is just a medium body and a little watery on the tongue. I would appreciate a little more creaminess.

Overall- This is a really solid stout. It tastes great and feels pretty good. I would have this again and again.

Pintofbrown, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of AndyP612
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AndyP612, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of ArsenalBB
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ArsenalBB, May 12, 2012
Summit Oatmeal Stout from Summit Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.