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Shadow Mountain Stout - Grand Lake Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Lake Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2004)
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

Ken134, Sep 09, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of dannyboygaga
4/5  rDev +9%

dannyboygaga, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of boesesfleisch
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I really enjoyed the aroma of this beer. At a lower temperature the aroma was sweeter and gave off a milky aroma reminiscent of whipped cream. As it warmed up the chocolate malt became a little more prevalent. I was a little disappointed with the taste and mouthfeel of this beer as I found it to be a little on the thin side, and lackey complexity. Overall an above average beer.

boesesfleisch, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +9%

WDJersey, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +9%

elkinbrown, May 28, 2014
Photo of SamN
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, deep black stout, reamy mocha head. Aroma is slightly sweet, nutty, toasted dark grains, mild espresso notes, fudge. Quite complex nose. Mouthfeel is great, smooth, luxurious and creamy; classic oatmeal stout. Taste isn't quite as exuberant as the aroma, but it still has some high notes, like more coffee, dark grains, bittersweet chocolate and a mild hop finish.

Solid oatmeal stout, glad I found this.

SamN, May 23, 2014
Photo of habaceeba
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

habaceeba, May 01, 2014
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Gregwa, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

cbcrunch, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of UncleAddie
3/5  rDev -18.3%

UncleAddie, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

LXIXME, Aug 22, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

DenverHopHead, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Into pint glass. Appearance is like a dark cola with almost no head. Light around the edges. Nose features strong chocolate malt presence along with creamy oats. Taste is a bit thinner than the nose lets on, light chocolate and roast with a bit of a creamy finish. The body detracts from the brew as it is a bit on the light and thin side with overly fizzy carbonation. Overall, nice flavors, but my an entirely well executed brew.

homebrew311, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Bitter_Echo
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Full disclosure: This is my first oatmeal stout, and not knowing if this one is IT, which I think it not, I'm still confused, so not sure if this is good, I'm not sure what you could do even in the philosophical vicinity of this, and I'd still be thinking I don't get it. OK, so not bad at all, but just weird to me, in a 'I had coffee already' kind of way, and its cold and just well, weird to me. Black as pitch pour...sucks in photons like crazy. Smells like late, super ripe fruit, and sombre somehow. Too ripe Tastes roasty and caramelized, and tannic, and mildly bitter and balanced and malty...but still weird to me. Carbonation is really on the low side, I think, and the mouthfeel is almost heavy, laborious, weird. Not really my thing, I'll give it average across and maybe try another sometime.

Bitter_Echo, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

stampfler07, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

jrohrbacher, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of MumboJumbo
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

MumboJumbo, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich, opaque black body. Creamy, thin and tan head.

Robust chocolate and cocoa aroma. Sweet and rich roasted malts, too.

Bitter sweet chocolate flavor dominates. Chocolate cake notes. A relatively light bitterness is hidden amid all of the chocolate sweetness.

Medium body, somewhat chewy yet seems a tad light for the style.

An excellent stout with resounding character and taste. Big and bold yet tamed with a cloying sweetness. Well worth looking for...

beergoot, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of angelmonster
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pitch black body, head is a mocha color and 3/4th inch. Head retention is above average and lacing is average.

Smell is mostly of lightly roasted and chocolate malts. There is also a bit of sweetness, like bakers chocolate. Hops and alcohol are not present at all.

First thing that strikes me in the taste department is that the beer taste watered down or diluted. One of the least flavorful oatmeal stouts I've had. Theres a little sweetness and some smoky burnt malts but just not enough to excite the palate. There is also some chalky biscuit malts that is most often found in irish dry stouts, not oatmeal stouts. Hops and alcohol cant be detected.

Mouthfeel is watery and disappointing. Extremely light bodied, there is no silky smoothness that I usually get from oatmeal stouts. Head was semi present throughout the glass, but this beer was doomed from the beginning.

Overall , I was pretty let down by this beer. I would rather drink Guinness and I'm not a big Guinness fan. Too bland, not enough body to stand up to even the most modest stouts

angelmonster, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Huffaroma, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of hoggywood
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Never thought I would enjoy a dark beer but Shadow Mountain oatmeal stout was the exception. It had a subtle chocolate tone and depth of flavor but it was not overpowering and did not have a chewy feel to it like some dark beers do. The darkness of this beer is deceptive. It tastes smooth and is very drinkable.

hoggywood, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of denver10
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with a brown head, that quickly dissipates down leaving only a little remaining head around the edges of the glass. No lacing.

S: Rich and sweet. Heavy malt aroma cut with some chocolate covered cherry aroma.

T: Matches the smell pretty well with some roastiness in the finish.

M: Silky and creamy texture to it with a little carbonation.

O: A solid oatmeal stout.

denver10, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review based on notes, part of mixed 6'er from 3 months ago...

Pours ebony with a finger of mocha head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Dark fruit & charred grain

T: Dark chocolate & coffee. More of the same as this warms, plus vanilla & dryness. Finishes sweet, smooth &dry

MF: Smooth, medium bodied, & nice silkyness
A nice oatmeal stout

russpowell, Jul 07, 2011
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Shadow Mountain Stout from Grand Lake Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.