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Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
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193 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - An aggressive pour yields only a thin and short-lived wisp of fizz on top of this deep-brown-bordering-on-back brew. Absolutely no lace.

S - Milk duds, chocolate milk made by a five year old (i.e. way more chocolate syrup than an adult would pour!). Cliff Bar oats and molasses.

T - Not a whole lot going on here. Easy milk chocolate and oats. Hay-like hops on the back end, but only a hint.

M - Too fizzy and raspy IMO. However, it mellows out after a few seconds in the mouth and leaves a medium-full bodied and slightly sugary feel behind. Finishes sweet and clean.

A very mild mannered stout. Easy drinking but sort of boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 05:58:59 | More by pmcadamis
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-26-2012 02:57:23 | More by sgttibbs
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-25-2012 19:14:10 | More by tourdot
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-24-2012 00:39:21 | More by NickSMpls
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

11-24-2012 00:35:14 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-22-2012 04:03:52 | More by LJWalker
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 04:11:20 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-13-2012 07:37:45 | More by DruC4
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scratch69

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black in color with a half a fingers worth of tan head. Tiny amount of lacing.

Smell- Light aroma of roasted malt, oats, and chocolate.

Taste- Roasted malt and char flavors with notes of coffee and chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- Drinkable but I have tried better examples of this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 01:45:38 | More by scratch69
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Huffaroma

Montana

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-01-2012 04:14:50 | More by Huffaroma
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Falcon2008

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-26-2012 01:14:40 | More by Falcon2008
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-26-2012 00:37:23 | More by richkrull
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P:  Aggressive carbonation climbing the walls of the glass.  Pitch black abyss with ruby highlights and a thin bubbly cappuccino head. 

S:  Huge roasted malt, sweet molasses, vanilla bean, rolled oats, stale cigarette ashes,  columbian roast coffee and timid bourbon. 

T/M:  Burnt chocolate, oats, stale smoke, coffee, vanilla extract, raw organic carrots, musty wood and subtle hints of cayenne.  Overall a stale, burnt and rustic flavor. Medium body with aggressive carbonation that is too much for the style and ruins what could be a nice creamy body.  A dry finish lingers burnt oats and wood. 

O:  A decent OS that has a nice balance of flavors. I would have liked the sweet nose to transfer more into the taste. The stale smoke flavor almost overpowered the other flavors.  Slow Elk missed the mark for me, but wasn't way off.  A decent attempt but not close to a top lister by any means. I can say its better than many I have had though. 

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 03:06:42 | More by Hopswagger
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-18-2012 17:36:55 | More by harpus
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PackersRGreat

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-14-2012 13:48:06 | More by PackersRGreat
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Kips

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-13-2012 05:22:11 | More by Kips
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and some cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of burnt and roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and thin bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that has an unexciting flavor and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:37:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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a6ladd


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-05-2012 21:03:00 | More by a6ladd
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-05-2012 19:30:15 | More by Johnhaley1989
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Roast, nuttiness and some chocolate aromas. A fairly light overall nose.

T - Roast, chocolate, a touch of coffee and a slight bitterness up front with a sweet brown sugar presence from the oatmeal. The finish is dry.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonaiton. Too carbonated for the style for my liking.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2012 17:53:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Dieck

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-02-2012 17:42:00 | More by Dieck
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Horny Goat pint glass.

Appearance- A few shades under pitch black with some off white head that dissipates to a tiny layer on the surface.

Smell- Coffee, sweet malt and a hint of hops.

Taste- Mostly coffee and a citrus hops.

Mouthfeel- For a stout it is very watery.

Overall- Nothing spectacular about this stout but it is very well balanced as far as malt and hops. Could definitely be more there in flavor and mouthfeel though.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 19:20:24 | More by BrownAleMale
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BikingDutchman

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-18-2012 04:03:04 | More by BikingDutchman
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this definitely isnt rated high enough on here. its a rich creamy smooth stout with a great oat flavor. it pours midnight black and thick as hersheys syrup. theres an aggressive three inch foamy mocha head that leaves pretty lacing on the sides of the glass. it smells like milk chocolate and oatmeal with brown sugar. the beer isnt sweet, but it is creamy. seems like flavor elements of a milk stout as well as an outmeal stout, with the roasty malts and chocolate notes dominating. the feel is excellent too, velvety smooth and coats the mouth and throat with a layer of goodness. mellow carbonation gives it a nice rich feel. one of the better big sky beers ive had, and this shold get much more appreciation on here. would make an lovely beer float with some hard vanilla bean ice cream.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 19:17:13 | More by StonedTrippin
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-09-2012 06:40:15 | More by Cramerican
Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
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