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Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout - Lake Superior Brewing Company

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Sir Duluth Oatmeal StoutSir Duluth Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
81
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Superior Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 03-06-2002)
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2012 02:24:01 | More by elcrawl
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Richeeeee

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-15-2012 01:29:02 | More by Richeeeee
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-05-2012 00:10:19 | More by bscalt
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-17-2012 02:43:24 | More by doucmehu
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-05-2012 03:40:35 | More by Doyle
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SweJon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-11-2012 12:53:40 | More by SweJon
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FreshHawk

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Lighter side of black color. Medium sized, somewhat thick, creamy, light beige head. Average retention leaving patchy lace.

S - Dull, bittersweet chocolate along with some stale, black coffee. Slight astringent aroma. Touches of cream and vainilla but it's hidden by the other flavors.

T - Similar to the nose. Dull, stale flavors. Bittersweet chocolate along with stale coffee/coffee grounds along with the astringency that can accompany that. There is some nice sweetness that comes out that really pairs nicely with the chocolate but it's a bit too faint.

M - Medium to light body. Average carbonation. Too thin/watery for the style.

D - The astringency and dull flavors aren't enough to make this undrinkable (or even hard to drink) but they don't make it one that I want to keep drinking. The body also doesn't do it any favors.

Notes: Not really wowed by this. It's not awful or undrinkable by any means, but it was pretty lackluster. Lack of a nice, chewy body was what disappointed me most (as that's a big reason why I enjoy Oatmeal Stouts). Probably would just pass this one over.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:07:11 | More by FreshHawk
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-18-2012 23:20:57 | More by jcjerabek
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2012 18:53:25 | More by jewellrunner
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olafphysics

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-17-2012 23:54:29 | More by olafphysics
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A random single I picked up on a recent trip to Duluth...

A - Pours a dark ruby red colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Quite nutty on the nose, roasted coffee, burnt chocolate and candied nuts, dark cocoa and a hint of vanilla.

T - Creamy chocolate with a unique earthy leafy, grassy, hop flavour, paper mache, dark cocoa and an odd latex/plastic flavour that lingers.

M - No complaints here, goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - The odd flavour that lingered was a bit of a turn off. It could be an off bottle, though by no means to be interpreted as a drain pour. I would like to try this on tap and will be seeking out another sample next time I visit Duluth.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 04:07:34 | More by andrenaline
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-05-2012 21:19:26 | More by hinemk76
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herman77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-22-2012 01:27:09 | More by herman77
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 04:36:26 | More by yamar68
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MarshallMan

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-12-2012 21:29:48 | More by MarshallMan
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therobot

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-30-2011 21:09:57 | More by therobot
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manitouman84

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a molasses, dark black brown with amber hues when held to the light, with a nice tan head, modest retention and lacing throughout. Big chocolate, biscuit, solid oatmeal aroma, cookie dough and a bit of smokiness. Great flavors, smokey caramel roasted malts, big biscuit oatmeal flavor, dark chocolate, chalky vanilla lactose in the finish with a very mild hop bitterness. Solid medium bodied stout, mouth feel is rich, chalky and slightly fizzy from the carbonation, very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 04:38:57 | More by manitouman84
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another extra from UngerTaker, thanks! Poured this bottle (no dating) into an imperial pint...

A- Almost black, reddish corners. Nice inch of pale caramel colored head. The head sticks to the glass in random patterns, overall great lacing!

S- Subtle roast with a unique bubblegum aroma; different but distinct. Stout flavored gum? Sign me up!

T/M- Has a nice oatmeal, roasty finish but the initial flavor needs some work. It pops on the tongue with a tart tinge. Follows is a salty, almost watery caramel and chocolate flavor. The body is lightish, approaching, medium with some carbonation to keep it breathing but not fully alive on the palate.

O- Decent, not great though. Its on the softer, more toned down side of a stout which can be ok; but this one is lacking. Just a good ole mediocre beer that one can enjoy, but won't make me jump for joy to drink again...

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 19:17:12 | More by TheGordianKnot
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 06:10:40 | More by MattyG85
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 16:13:36 | More by dbossman
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nrmiller

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a mug, very dark brown/black with a tan head.

S: Smells of deep roasted coffee, maybe some chocolate too, also a warming aroma.

T: Starts off with a slightly smooth silky-ness then goes right into some roasted coffee and dark chocolate along with some roasted malts. Finishes a little bitter, not a lot, just enough to compliment the roasted malts.

M: Medium bodied, not as heavy as most stouts tend to be, with a little smoothness to it.

D: Very drinkable, with the body being a little thinner than most stouts and the flavors being non-offensive but still fairly robust, it makes drinking many of these very easy to do, sometimes unintentionally so. I drink this quite often, it is a favorite go-to beer of mine.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 01:09:11 | More by nrmiller
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/black body with a thin mocha head.

Aromas of italian roast coffee and roasted malt.

Roasty malt, almost charred. Some coffee and dark chocolate notes with a mild bitterness on the finish. Cocoa sweetness.

Medium bodied, not as velvety as you might hope. A lighter stout.

A good, enjoyable stout, but nothing out of the ordinary. Rather typical. Highly drinkable, goes down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 03:22:52 | More by BradLikesBrew
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 18:24:16 | More by u2carew
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, opaque brown/black with just a trace of dark tan head.

Very nice nose of roasted oats, mild chocolates, even a trace of hops. very inviting.

It's easy on the palate which follows well with the nose, even if a bit lighter, there are dark chocolates, oatmeal, malt, underlying hop bitterness integrating very well into a luxurious texture that is not at all opressive.

The bottom of the glass came too quickly. With the Sir Duluth's drinkability it would be too easy to imbibe several of these, alas, it was unfortunate that I purchased just a single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 17:03:56 | More by JackieTH
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with no apparent freshness date. Pours a mostly black color with a bubbly, thin tan foam. Not much retention and average lacing.

Smells good...real good. Sweet chocolate, touch of roast, lactose and some definite oatmeal. One of the best smelling oatmeal stouts I have smelled, hits all the right notes.

Taste does not quite live up to the nose, but still a decent offering. Surprisingly, some coffee flavors come out to play and there is a decent amount of roast to go along with the sweet chocolate. Somewhat thin, but still manages a bit of creaminess. A touch of grassy hops are also noticeable, along with a mild sourness that I seem to find in many oatmeal, milk and irish dry stouts. This is very good and a nice surprise pickup as a single in a mixed sixer. I would buy this again for sure and would love to try it fresh on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 05:27:54 | More by twiggamortis420
Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout from Lake Superior Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.