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Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company

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206 Ratings

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
20 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-15-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

dalehihn, Sep 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Vogie, Sep 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Metz, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Sark, Jul 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

beergil, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

JamLand, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

canawler, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

neckbeered, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Troville1990, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

Whiskeydeez, May 19, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +2.3%

Big light brown head slowly settles into a decent lacing above a clear burnt reddish brown colored beer.

Lightly sweet dark roasted caramel malts aroma overwhelms anything that may be trying to showcase itself.

Roasted caramel malts, light chocolate laden with a light sweetness compliments each other in the taste of this stout.

A lightly burnt and dry aftertaste that brings with it a bit of the malt tastes of this medium bodied beer.

Decent enough stuff, I do believe I could drink a few of these.

LXIXME, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Trying the Slow Elk for the first time as a desert to a long Friday. The beer poured a black opaque with a thin ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is has a nice espresso feel. The taste is a little watery coffee but it is decent. There is a nice sweet toffee after taste which makes one want to keep sipping away. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a smooth drinkable stout that is worth a taste.

WoodBrew, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

BGsWo22, Mar 03, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +9.6%

A- dark brown body, thin white head with lots of bubbles in it, and carbonation apparent on the sides of the glass.

S- Oatmeal is present, with caramel malt sweetness. It's not potent, but if you dig in it's there.

T- It's fairly sweet, a little watery, but great flavor for duration. It doesn't overwhelm the senses and I like that.

M- sprity carbonation and dry. easy drinking with a nice flavor to back it up. not as full bodied as I look for in this style, but I like it's personality.

O- Not a bad beer. I like most of what the big sky brewery kicks out, and this is very unique. Oatmeal stouts usually put me to sleep with their heaviness, but this one keeps me awake and has me reaching for another. I'd hang out with this one once in a while. It's a session stout for me.

scot_chale, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

dsuedbeck, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

leedorham, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

DeekNayvuz, Jan 21, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev 0%

Glass - Nonic

A - Dark, black color with just about no light shinning through. The head came and went within a few seconds of pouring. No lacing really.

S - Sweet milk chocolate, coconut and a touch of almond is what I pick up. Slightest bit of herbal hop twang shines through a bit. Sweet and chocolaty smelling overall.

T - Very close to the aroma. It's sweet and chocolaty with a touch of bread or biscuit in there. Citrus and herbal hop twang comes in mid to finish and washes the palate a bit. Bitterness is low, and I also pick up a touch of coconut.

M - Crispness is moderate and cuts through the viscous medium-full body.

O - I think this is a solid Oatmeal Stout that I'd enjoy drinking again. Great price, nothing wowing about it but a good representation of the style i think. Worth a try. Cheers!

PintOHops, Jan 19, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +11.3%

a: Dark brown body with what was a 1 finger tan head that quickly disappeared to a think ring.

s: Rich malt character on the nose. Lots of toast bread, chocolate and some licorice. Maybe a hint of of a general grain smell that may come from the oats.

t: The taste is chocolaty, fruity and with a slight floral flavor on the back-end.

m: body is perfect balance between a session-able beer and one with a thicker, more rich body. The oats contribute a subtle lush feel while the carbonation competes with it.

o: A pleasantly surprising brew that offers straightforward flavors and body but done very well.

JosiahS, Jan 19, 2013
Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.