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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout | Fitger's Brewhouse

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4.15/5
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126 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PorterPounder on 09-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,754
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
126
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 41
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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 mothman
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask and regular side by side

Pours a tan head. Color is a dark copper brown nearing black. Lots of lace.

Aroma: rich with chocolate and cocoa. Caramel with the coffee and roast. Cask version is creamier.

Taste: creamy chocolate with roasted malts. Coffee flavors. Malty and dry. Cask version is much more rounded out. The flavors blend together so much better.

Mouthfeel: roasted and smooth. Medium bodied with a fine amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, I enjoyed the cask version better. So my scores reflect the cask. Really enjoyable beer.

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Photo of maximum12
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Fitger's & man, I'd forgotten how good the beer is here.

Pour is stately black, second most head of the night. Nose is present & lovely, chocolate, rich malts.

Big Boat Oatmeal Stout is one of the best oatmeal stouts I've had to date. The chocolate in the beer is overwhelming just to the tipping point of too much, great roasty edge to take the edge off that & the sweet malts. Fantastic smoothness that just goes on for ages, & aids in wanting to take this one on for a long session.

What an excellent beer to have in regular rotation. Not so big you can't drive around afterwards, but with a massive taste profile. Just lovely.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MBrausen
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Fitger’s Brewery

A. Pours a dark black, 3mm mocha head, even after 10 minutes it still had a nice 1mm thick layer on top.

S. Smells of lots of oatmeal, slight chocolate, and rich roasted grain.

T. Tastes of oatmeal, lactose, some rich coffee and a buttery soft finish.

M. Medium-thich body, mild carbonation, slightly chewy and silky wet finish.

O. A solid beer. A hearty rich beer with lots of falvor, stron oatmeal presents, but not overbearing. Well bodied and thick. A nice rounded stout, but nothing that pops and really makes you love it. But easy to drink and fills you up.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gatornation
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewhouse

A-pours a very dark brown color with a khaki head nice lacing

S- roasted malts and chocolate with oats and bread,mild fruit with some earthy notes

T- roasted malts,coffee,sweet malts and toffee,i also get some rolled oats and a touch of cream

M- was creamy smooth ,medium carbonation,vevet texture with full flavor of a stout

O- excellent stuff

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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Duluth brew house in a small sampler glass.

Deep and think brown in color. Small whitish head.

Chalkiness in the aroma.

Smoke and charcoal appear in both the aroma and flavor.

Other flavors include savory, umami, dark bitter.

Thick oat mouthfeel. Really nice.

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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured on tap at the brewpub into pint glass.
A: Pours pitch black with hint of tan head. Very inviting.
S: Deep, dark chocolate malt, cream, molasses, and nitro.
T: Wonderful medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, thick cream, and caramel malt amalgam. Tremendous.
M: Nice nitro feel. Medium body. Feels thicker than it drinks. Thick, smooth, creamy...Excellent feel.
D: The definition of drinkability! One of my new favorite stouts. Go to the brewpub right now and have one!

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3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: black with a creamy brown head. excellent lacing.

S: big roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee.

T: creamy roasted malts give way to a sweet middle and bitter-coffee aftertaste.

M: thick and well carbonated. although pay attention to the date on your growler, recently went just a day or two over that and it was pretty flat.

D: great beer on a winter's eve...easy drinking for stout lovers but be careful for that ABV!

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Big Boat Oatmeal Stout from Fitger's Brewhouse
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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