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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

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Added by ritzkiss on 03-12-2012

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Mousel
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pootz
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap: pours an opaque dark color 2 finger brown cap. Rich coffee, cocoa tones over some grassy hops, flavour is rich in coffee-coca notes, clean roasty finish. A boiler plate craft stout and food for the sessioner.

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Photo of spokenwheels
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a can it poured dense (reddish brown) black with a thinish head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin ring of foam around the glass which supported a light lacing. The aroma had notes of toasty malt sweetness, espresso and dark chocolate. The mouth was quite full in the mouth with moderate carbonation and flavours of toast, chocolate and some pepper in the finish. A fine stout although by no means the most rich or complex example of the style.

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Photo of migleskun
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halivera
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lewnanny
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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 CanadianBacon
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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 jhavs
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can, 473 ml, poured into fluted snifter.

Pours a dark, but not opaque, brown. When not held up to the light it appears near black, but the sun shines through showing its brown tint. Head is light tan, big bubble foam that takes its time to settle. Makes a thin cap with thicker collar, clingy lacing hangs on my glass.

Aroma is roasty and toasted malts. Hint of sweet malt in there too. Not charred malts, but roasted brown.

Nice and rich full roast malt flavors. Has subtle bitter chocolate and tiny bit of malt powder sweetness. Hint of bitter black coffee in there too.

A bit thin on the tongue. A creaminess would suit this beers flavor well. Nice level of carbonation keeps it suitable to style.

Overall a tasty brew and a nice amount of flavor at a reasonable ABV.

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Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
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 kevinlater
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours total black with amber glints on the edges of the glass. The short lived head musters up a bit of lace on the glass. The aroma is full of rich dark and milk chocolate with espresso in toe. Chewy, roasty black malts veer on bitterness in the taste, but never detract from the big chocolate profile. Earthy hop notes in the back, as well as a bit of smokiness and leather. Silky mouthfeel - there's got to be lots of oatmeal in this. The finish is lightly bitter and roasty.

An excellent stout. Bold chocolate notes and lots of balance. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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 taxandbeerguy
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml can served cold into a mug. Purchased from the LCBO for $3.25 CDN. Canned September 16, 2016.

Appearance - dark chestnut coloured beer that seems nearly black in the mug. A thin half finger of dark tan head with only middling retention. No lacing to speak of.

Smell - some coffee with caramel sweetness, vanilla is also prevalent. Milk chocolate also plays a big role here. Fairly cohesive aroma and more aromatic than expected.

Taste - coffee is the biggest flavor here, with some dark chocolate in behind. A powdery chocolate flavor too and hints of vanilla. Initially quite bitter, but the sweetness begins to build after repeated sips. Oatmeal flavours not really standing out but in a good way.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy, medium to light bodied and carbonation is there but subtle giving a frothy whipped feel to the beer. Quite nice and very appropriate for the style.

Overall - a well crafted oatmeal stout. Plenty of flavor, and lighter bodied than many others in the style with a good balance of all the attributes that make a fine oatmeal stout. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tallboy can picked up at the LCBO a while back; dated Sept 16 2016 and served slightly chilled.

Pours an inky black-brown colour - nearly opaque, save for the tinges of reddish-burgundy around the edges. Just over one finger's width of creamy, dense, light tan-coloured head floats upon the surface, steadily dissipating over the course of the following five minutes. A thick, smooth collar survives, but is accompanied by minimal lacing; looks good, I suppose. Roasted dark malts comprise the vast bulk of the aroma, imparting notes of chocolatey cocoa and roasted coffee beans that integrate beautifully with hints of molasses, oatmeal, hazelnut, vanilla, licorice and faint char. If I didn't know better, I might mistake this for a straight-up coffee stout.

Hard to dislike this one, although I didn't truly warm up to it until a few sips in. Roasted grain elements seize the reins right away, as baker's chocolate and coffee flavours overlap with hints of fruity plum and sweet molasses. Rolled oats, vanilla and toasted nuts, followed by a pronounced, intensely roasty bitterness that starts to overwhelm everything else towards the finish - quite earthy, with dark roasted coffee grounds, licorice/anise and a bit of burnt char. Most of these flavours persist into the aftertaste, clinging to the taste buds with some tenacity. Light-medium in body, with a slick, silky-smooth texture and meek carbonation levels that limply agitate the palate. Good drinkability, and I do like the smoothness, but overall it feels just a little too thin and watery for this style.

Final Grade: 3.94, a B+. Sawdust City's Skinny Dippin' Stout might not be a superlative oatmeal stout, but it's still a pretty darn good one. Robust flavour, with plenty of yummy roasted barley goodness to keep me satisfied - though the disappointingly weak mouthfeel means that there's still some room for improvement. Worth a try, and something I'll return to in the future, but I'd say that their Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus definitely surpasses this one.

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Photo of danevans29
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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