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Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Slow Elk Oatmeal StoutSlow Elk Oatmeal Stout

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227 Ratings

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of a6ladd
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

a6ladd, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Johnhaley1989
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Dieck
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Dieck, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

BrownAleMale, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of BikingDutchman
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

BikingDutchman, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

StonedTrippin, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Cramerican, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of JSchock7
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JSchock7, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -13.8%

enelson, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours Near black with cola brown edging and with a light tan 2 finger head. Retention is good, resulting in a lace that's thin and semi-sticky.

Smell - Smells like your typical oatmeal stout; roasted malts with chocolate, coffee and oat character.

Taste - Disappoints. Very light, almost watery flavor profile. Hints of roasted coffee. A faint touch of chocolate. Oats peek through near the finish, along with a faint bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Where's the body? Near watery and with barely a modicum of carbonation.

Overall - Sweet mother does this not hit the spot. It's like someone took a good oatmeal stout and cut it with half water. What were they thinking? I got excited by the smell, then was completely let down after the first sip. I'll never buy this again.

TheSixthRing, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Shasty
5/5  rDev +43.7%

Shasty, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -21%

crobinso, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep brown color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, dark chocolate and some caramel sweetness in the background.

T: Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness with coffee and dark chocolate. Mild bitterness in the background with a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy. Has a nice earthy character.

O: A enjoyable stout that goes down easy. Nice offering from the Brewer.

soju6, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

kew, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

cdwil, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

tectactoe, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BuckeyeSlim, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of NEDmiller
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

NEDmiller, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a black color. One inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of slight roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, oatmeal, slight roasted malt, slight hops, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend. No one aspect of the beer is 'great', but still an easy-drinking beer.

Tone, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of MumboJumbo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

MumboJumbo, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of RDW
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.