Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout - Lake Superior Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.5/5 rDev -2%
much thanks to Raider for this one.
This beer poured an opaque black with a nice tan coloured head. Once the haed receeded scant then no lacings remained.
Creamy coffee and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies came to mind while sniffing this one. A floral funk became more apparent as the stout warmed even more (was in the fridge for maybe 15min before serving).
Dark roasted, almost burnt coffee, cream, dark chocolate and oats were the most noticable flavours. A mild yet pronounced hoppy finish. A very slight metalic taste, especially when returned to after a slight break.
OK balance and blend in flavours, prefer a bolder yet smoother blend . Is a touch on the thin side as far as the style goes.
Fairly drinkable, might go down a little better in the depths of winter as opposed to a cool summers eve. Still havent had an american oatmeal stout that made me forget samuel smith's version.
08-13-2006 03:11:23 | More by demcorhip
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2.35/5 rDev -34.2%
Good price at $6 a six-pack and thats just about the best thing going on with this beer.
Appearance: Dark Brown Beer with a white head that quickly disperses.
Smell: Dry malts, dust, a touch of oats, a smidge of coffee.
Taste: Mild. A teaspoon of oats. A half a teaspoon of coffee. Dust, a little bit of roasted malts.
Mouthfeel: DRY! Normally I would like it, but the lack of flavor doesnt leave me wanting any more. Much thinner than the average oatmeal stout.
Drinkability: Its drinkable if nothing else is around and like I said, the price is good for an oatmeal stout.
10-17-2005 01:36:42 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown with a little amber red shining through the bottom. Decent two fingers of light tan head quickly fade into a patchy layer. Lacing is pretty light.
Smell: Big burst of dark roasted malts with some sweet chocolate and oats. Light hints of coffee beans. Smells fairly sweet with the dark malts and chocolate dominating.
Taste: Big taste of dark roasted malts with plenty of notes of chocolate and oats throughout. Roasted coffee flavor comes towards the finish. Finishes with a little bit of hop bitterness. Fairly sweet with roasted malts and oats standing out.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. On the lighter end of stouts.
Overall: A pretty tasty and easy drinking stout that makes good use of the oats. Lighter feel but fully flavored.
09-23-2011 06:10:40 | More by MattyG85
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
Dark, creamy pour. A real smoothie with pronounced chocolate smell and chocolate/toffee taste. Stays in the mouth long after the swallow. Needs a touch more roastedness in the malt department for me, but a nice Oatmeal nevertheless.
03-06-2002 13:31:37 | More by ADR
2.8/5 rDev -21.6%
(Served in a mug)
A- This beer has a deep jet brown body with a light tan head that is mostly large bubbles that fades pretty quickly.
S- The smell of coffee has a faint cream note but not much other depth.
T- The hint of dark malt has a strong coffee note and a faint finish of smoky ham which is odd. There isn't really a hop note in the finish just the ham.
M- This beer had a medium-light mouthfeel with a fizz finish.
D- The coffee was the strongest flavor with no real stout qualities and no notes of oatmeal. The ham flavor wasn't really strong and didn't really bother me, but it would have been nice to have more flavors to go along with it.
06-08-2006 19:11:15 | More by rhoadsrage
3.35/5 rDev -6.2%
Black. Toasted grains. Like a weak coffee with sugar. Alcohol burn taste, guess this is 6% plus. Bit of burnt bitter aftertaste.
Basically a passable beer with some oatmeal. Not the best expression of this style. Could be a whole lot smoother.
thanks to sir feloniousmonk
05-28-2004 05:03:30 | More by Sammy
4.11/5 rDev +15.1%
Pitch black body crowned with a light brown, thick, and porous head. Plenty of carbonation racing to the top while sediment slowly drifts towards the bottom.
To my surprise, it smells of fresh oatmeal! Nice roasted coffee notes and trace vanilla will keep you interested
A pleasant amount of vanilla hits the taste buds first, followed by bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. Definitely got better as it warmed closer to room temperature.
This is one velvety smooth oatmeal stout! Medium bodied and light on carbonation. Finish is a tad on the dry side with a very subtle peat character.
This is possibly the best oatmeal stout I've had to date. Complex and easy to drink - the combination makes for one hell of a beer!
11-20-2013 04:19:33 | More by alphagnome
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
Dark, dark ruby red. An almost opaque black. This much of the appearance is good, but it is lacking in the head an lacing dept. with very little of either.
Nice roasted (not burnt) malt aroma with a hint of sweetness. Simple, but very good. Taste is of sweet roasted malts that finishes with noticable bitterness. The malt flavor is very basic, but seems to have depth. Very pleasant but could use a touch more sweetness.
Good carbonation and great mouthfeel. One of the better oatmeal stouts I've had and at $7/sixer I'd be more than happy ot drink this all night.
12-24-2005 23:19:53 | More by tempest
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
Sliding into my glass, this beer pours thin with almost no head out of the bottle. Provides a nice aroma, but the taste hardly lives up to the smell. The flavor of this stout is about as exciting as Guiness or the like. Certainly not bad and an easy share with friends not willing to steer much out of the norm. Probably won't go looking for this one again, but I wouldn't turn one down.
12-27-2008 02:04:05 | More by mangledorf
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
A: Black and thick--to use a beer cliche, this puppy looks like motor oil; a brown, 1-inch head quickly fades on top; there is decent lacing but that eventually fades as well
S: Slightly sour oats and grains up front followed by loads of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate; aroma is roasty and malty but a bit on the subtle and simple side
T: Thin and slightly sour up front; the grainy, roasted quality doesn't quite come forward enough and the result is a thin, somewhat off-tasting beer though some chocolate and coffee come forward in the end attempting to round off the flavors
F: Much too thin for a stout and this is odd given how it looks like it has so much thickness
O: A beer that looks and smells better than it actually is but it's still a decent beer that you should give a go if you're chilling on the north shore
08-02-2011 16:13:36 | More by dbossman
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
Got this one from HogWildLiqour, review based on notes
Pours ebony with a pinky of tan head. Zero lacing & head retention
S: Roasty malt & choclate, plus coffee once warm
T: Coffee dryness up front, more of the same as this warms, plus roasty malt. Finishes dry with more coffee
MF: Pretty smooth, light bodied with near zero carbonation
Drinks okay, just not much flavor here for an oatmeal stout. I could take or leave this
02-07-2009 01:51:15 | More by russpowell
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
Originally reviewed April 30, 2005. 12 Oz Bottle. Deep oily dark brown pour, with a hint of ruby on the edges. Thin and very creamy light brown head. Lacing is quality. Aromas of sea salt, grass, and oats. Flavor is very rich, yet bright and creamy on the end. Very oaty, with lots of chocolate and swiss almonds. There are some light coffee notes. Finishes with some of the salt and leaves a tangy, slightly burnt aftertaste. Palate is watery, but maintains some thickness. Not bad.
08-08-2006 14:39:14 | More by CharlesDarwin
3.2/5 rDev -10.4%
Pours an inky black with just a small head that dissipates quickly. Not much activity on the pour which is unfortunate. The smell is of chocolate and coffee, a perfect mocha. The taste is also of chocolate with a little malt flavor and coffee on finish. It is medium bodied with a total lack of carbonation. Doesn't finish too well. With more carbonation this would be a great beer and I would be happy to buy it again.
09-26-2007 23:03:43 | More by morimech
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
The aroma is a tad sharp which illicits the feeling that the ingredients might not have been the freshest..tangy, chocolate, stewed dark fruits and a bit of cocoa. Black body with a slowly, but steadily fading tan head. Very nice mouthfeel...creamy feeling, but the flavor range is quite narrow..mild vanilla notes, some chocolate and molasses and not much else. It tastes decent enough it just doesnt go very far in any direction. Definitely better than average, but this could be much more flavorful which would make for a great brew as this has a solid mouthfeel.
02-25-2006 20:59:21 | More by Jredner
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
A) Pours with a thin head then settles quickly. Dark body - black.
S) Roasted grain and coffee.
T) Hints of roast coffee and cocoa. Slightly smoky. Just a hint of hops in the finish.
M) light fizz. Medium body not as thick as a normal stout. Although a creamy feel from the oatmeal.
D) a decent stout. I'd have another. The lighter body feel would make it quite possibly a session beer.
08-03-2010 18:24:16 | More by u2carew
3.1/5 rDev -13.2%
a - this looks the part, deep and dark with a tan head that laces nicely
s - too damn subtle, but what's there is good, grains, metallic, like a brown ale really, where's the oatmeal?
t - again, subtle... you have to do a bit of thinking to gather anything worth noting... it's like a dark, oat-dashed New Castle, not very impressive
m - decent, milky and an appropriate level of carbonation, don't expect anything spectacular but it works
o - average, that's about it
01-19-2012 04:36:26 | More by yamar68
3.75/5 rDev +5%
Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a thin patchy brown head leaving light lacing. Nice aroma of chocolate, vanilla and mild dark toasted malt. Flavor is dark toasted malt, light vanilla and chocolate, hints of char, smooth. Medium body with mild creaminess. The oatmeal body in this stout is not heavy, but noticeable, adding a smooth creaminess to the feel and taste. Nicely melded stout flavors. Flavor drops off a bit in the finish. Somewhat subdued, but tasty.
04-08-2014 03:27:58 | More by LiquidAmber
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
really enjoyed this one tremendously. A received it as an extra and wasted no time in diving right in. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 11/4/2009.
Very big pour here, huge notes of dark chocolate color and a big tan head were the highlights here for me. Rich looking lacing coming up and down the sides of the glass really pushing the envelope here as to what I was expecting. Very pleasantly surprised to say the least. Even after a few minutes it went no where and really just a huge look to it overall. Aroma of deep roasted malts, hints of chocolate and cookie dough, nice touches of vanilla as well, again very well done I have to admit. Each sip seemed more complex then the one before, chocolate and coffee becoming dominant with a nice buttery malt note coming through. Solid as could be with a long and very sweet finish that could hold its own with the best of them. No hint of ABV at all and this one went down like candy,
Overall one of the most solid, lighter stouts I have had in a very long time. Just very sweet and well balanced with deep notes of cocoa coming through from the very start. I would love nothing more then to try this one again down the road.
11-05-2009 16:12:37 | More by mikesgroove
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
Pitch black with thin head. Little lacing.
Coffee with sweet oatmeal smell. Some peanut butter is faint in the back.
The taste isn't bad but is a little bit of a letdown. Cheap coffee at first followed by some sweet malt and light hops. Smooth but not as creamy as I expected. Adding later, I enjoyed this beer really cold but as I let it warm up some, it almost kind of went sour... It didn't finish nearly as well as it started with me. I changed the score I gave it on taste as a result.
This one is worth a try. Thanks to Jredner for this one.
03-24-2006 21:01:06 | More by timtheenchanta
4.25/5 rDev +19%
Dark black like cola in color with mild prickle and a very wispy head of light lacing. Oatmeal and coffee on the nose, hey this could be breakfast. Rich flavor of grains that have been roasted just to the point of caramelization. Mildly roasted and very pleasant. Some minor bite to the attack reminds you that its not some kind of drink from your local barrista. Very mild flavor and a little bite to the finish. In fact, this beer could get away with being stronger. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. The body is very light and the mouthfeel is light as well. I really enjoyed this beer. Probably one of my top 20 with no problem.
05-04-2009 14:45:25 | More by Ragingbull
Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout from Lake Superior Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.