Big Boat Oatmeal Stout | Fitger's Brewhouse

BA SCORE
90.4%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 125 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States
brewhouse.net

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterPounder on 09-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,721
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
125
Liked:
113
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 41
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of BigAl18
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buebie
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has been cellaring in my basement cellar at about 45 degrees for 5 months in the dark. Picked up a growler back in December 07'

Appearance: Black as night, thick creamy head 2-3 fingers deep Very slight redish glow held infront of a lamp, only around the edges of the glass. Thick lace drapes the walls of my glass.

Smell: Dark roast coffee hits hard, pick up some of the grain, dark malty sweetness. Some hoppy floral aroma, as if dry hopped. Very hard to pinpoint the hops with the dark roasted smell.
Also, while swirling a small amount in my glass and at the same time taking a wiff, I get a shot of vanilla.

Tast: Dark roast coffee, chocolate, cola, dark candi sugar, thick grainy notes from the steeping, toasted wood. Sweet, sour and medium to low carbonation. Hops slam your tounge after the swallow and linger with the malt.

Mouthfeel: Light, but thick, I know that doesnt make sense. Consistant with a russian imperial, without the syrupy weight.

Drikability: This is a great session beer to be enjoyed on a cold rainy day like today. If you cant handle dark robust flavor that lingers, this isnt for you. I was blown away that the hops were even able to make an appearance, this beer is very bold in dark roasty flavor. I caould drink this all day.

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Photo of bmike86
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a growler from Fitger’s in Duluth.

Appearance --- thin beige head, possibly black in color or the darkest brown imaginable

Smell --- coffee and cocoa, with roasted malt

Taste --- ever so slightly bitter, with blends of what appeared to be coffee, chocolate, caramel, cream, possibly vanilla, and roasted sweet malts.

Mouth feel --- Medium bodied, some carbonation, very smooth feel that is well blended

Overall --- oatmeal stout is easily my favorite style of beer, and this is up there with the best of them. i was/am incredibly impressed with how great it tastes from the growler, and i look forward to trying it on tap one day! luckily i live in Minnesota, but the only negative I see is accessibility to Fitger’s plethora of beers. outside of visiting Duluth, good luck finding any. i highly recommend trying some, if ever possible

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Photo of Josh012012
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A world calss oatmeal stout IMOs and the best to ever cross my lips. . Just 100% pure unadulterated oatmeal stout badassness. It hits all the appropriate notes and hits them hard definitely FULL bodied. If you like oatmeal stout don't leave this bar without trying this...in addition to being incredibly balanced it has a unique flavor that makes it MEMORABLE.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maedhros09
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very rich, roasty malty full bodied, flavorful and well-balanced stout with striking notes of sesame oil towards the finish. Very distinctive. My impression upon finishing was that it might be one of the very best stouts I've tried. Look forward to grabbing a growler of this one sometime.

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Photo of pat61
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coffee and chocolate nose and a little sour, grain, oats, roast and toast on the palate with traces of caramel and chocolate. A little bitter from the roast on the finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of jsc331
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a full bodied very smooth black oatmeal stout. In fact smoother than almost any oatmeal stout I have ever had.

It has no bitter after notes, though you can taste the carmel flavor after each sip. It has a nice kick.. which I appreciate, so you don't have to drink a case of it to feel a hit.

The only real negative is you have to go to Duluth Minnesota to find it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout from Fitger's Brewhouse
Beer rating: 90.4% out of 100 with 125 ratings
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