Skinny Dippin' Stout | Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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Skinny Dippin' StoutSkinny Dippin' Stout

Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ritzkiss on 03-12-2012

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can: Poured a black color stout with a nice brown foamy head. Aroma of green pepper and dry roasted malt is OKish. Taste is a mix of green pepper notes with some dry roasted malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but too much green pepper notes for my taste buds.

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Photo of boszormeny
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ C'est What. Served in pint glass.

A - Black with a half finger of light brown head with decent retention.

S - Heavily roasted malts, some bitter coffee and a faint hint of sweetness. Fairly bitter overall nose.

T - Heavily roasted malts with a touch of char. Some coffee notes and a fairly prominent bitterness.

M - Somewhat light. Moderate to heavy carbonation. Disappointing mouth feel.

O - A decent stout but the mouth feel ruined it for me. Watery and overcarbonated.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

serviceable stout that finishes a little thin. On tap at Volo. Passable, with a touch of anise, cayenne not noticed, which was brought out in other stouts the brewer has made but not here. Roast aroma draws one in. Black coloured body with a small amount of retained head.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Lewnanny
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice stout

Will have this one again soon

: )

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Photo of halivera
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaxwellSchaefer
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Solid head retention, impressively so. The body was brown to black in color.

Smell: It smelled surprisingly spicey. The coffee and chocolate notes were subdued while there was a certain smell I couldn't quite place at first and I ultimately labled it as "grass-like".

Taste: Very interesting--it reminded me of barbacue chicken whilst tasting like: chocolate, coffee, and caramel--I'll go ahead and call it an umami flavor. There were also notes of green pepper.

Overall: What an interesting beer, there is almost a dangerous/fun quality to it that begs for another sip. As far as the genre of stouts its definitely way out there. If you want something typical I'd rather point you to Nickel Brook's Bolshevik Stout rather than this. But if you're a bit daring or want something intriguing give this a shot.

SawDust City Brewery says they like to make beers reminiscent of cottage country in muskoka, so this skinny dipping stout is dark like the lakewater at night and is supposed to remind you of that experience. I thought it was a silly idea before I tried the beer but it definitely had a dangerous/fun taste to it and the roasted umami notes really reminded me of late night barbaques and late night swims with mixed company ; )

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Photo of Electros
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pj21miller
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsolutely
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken during a tap takeover at Imbibe (Kitchener) last night:

Pours a thin near-black, with little head. Didn't realize it was an "oatmeal" stout until logging into BA, as the mouthfeel wasn't as creamy as I'd expected for a "standard" stout.

Beautiful aroma that smells surprisingly like pipe tobacco, leafy and welcoming. This follows through in the flavour as well, with the promised cinnamon less discernible in the background but there in the finish. Lots of roasted and toasted chocolate malts, but for me the pipe tobacco was the predominant flavour.

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Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ssmack
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from the lcbo for around $3.

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Photo of danevans29
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Poured from a 473 ML Can into a Tulip glass. this beer pours a deep black looking color when light is shined through it it goes a deep amber, it pours with a finger of bubbly brown head that fades quick leaving a thin lacing. carbonation seemed pretty subdued.

Aroma - Roasted malts, espresso, and a rich dark chocolate are all there to satisfy the nose. Definitely the nose of a well rounded stout.

Taste - deeply roasted malts are the leaders in the flavor profile as well, followed up by some lighter milk chocolate, rich expresso an maybe a hint of green pepper, yep I know that last one is weird but it compliments the flavor.

Feel - soft carbonation medium bodied and extremely creamy feel. Definitely an easy drinker.

Overall - This is a very good rendition of a stout and could easily be a daily drinker. It has all the typical flavors but the only stand out one was what I could describe as green pepper. While it definitely complimented the beer in a nice way it wasn't a wow flavor. Thad being said I will say that this is exactly the type of stout you wan't for regular consumption. It gives you a good idea of the style without being so amazing that it will ruin it for you if you drink it all the time. Cheers!

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Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bylerteck
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.

A - Black, one finger medium brown head. Nice mild carbonation. Good half finger retention and spotty lace.

S - Vanilla, roast, coffee, some cola. Pleasant.

T - Cola, coffee, roast, mild vanilla.

M - Strongish carbonation, medium body, and a nice sweet vanilla sort of finish.

O/D - A good stout. Sweetness is nice and it nails the roast/coffee profile well. Quite drinkable.

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Skinny Dippin' Stout from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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