Oatmeal Stout
Summit Brewing Company

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #74
Ranked #9,067
4.04 | pDev: 11.88%
Jan 20, 2022
May 23, 2004
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
Notes: Oatmeal Stout in bottles offers notes of hazelnut, caramel and chocolate. Sharp and sweet with a more robust finish, this uniquely different extension of our beloved brew is now available. Historically only offered on nitro draught, this dark, balanced beer will now be served in bottles offering a wonderfully different experience than on nitro draught. Still full and sweet, as the recipe has not changed, the bottled stout has a brightness to the flavor and a crispness to the finish.
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Oatmeal Stout pours black, with a big, lacing, tan head. Aroma is creamy, lots of oat a hint of coffee. Flavor creamy, a bit sweet, lots of oatmeal, and hints of dark chocolate. Good body and feel. Overall, a very flavorful oatmeal stout, with a nice bitterness, very solid.
Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very dark brown, khaki head that fades to a cap leaving a nicely laced glass.
Nose gets some toffee, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is similar with a mildly hoppy finish. Smooth & creamy, nice oatmeal stout.
Jan 04, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle EB 04/03/23 into a nonic pint glass.
L: Pours darkest brown to black w a dark mahogany base, a 1/2" creamy khaki head w decent retention, no visible carbo, light even skeletal lacing & light banding.
S: Darkly roasted caramelized malts, char, coffee, light cocoa, raisins, a hint of brown bread, a suggestion of prunes with warming.
T: A gentle zing then toasted charred caramelized malts, a sensation of toffee, sweet cocoa, oats interspersed throughout, light chocolate, a hint of dark red grapes.
F: Smooth, creamy, med-bodied w a fairly fast, clean, lightly drying finish w minimal aftertaste.
O: Fresh, great tasting, EZ drinking, smooth, lighter bodied. Exceptionally accessible simplicity. It is excellent in its style.
Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by bkdayton01 from Minnesota

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Label has enjoy by date of '08/17/21'.
Black colored body, with a significant back lit mahogany colored edge. Persistent one finger tan, tight bubble head. Back side of the glass has a sheet of lacing, while the drinking side has scattered spots.
Milky aroma of caramel and chocolate. Smooth dark roasted malts.
Taste is more roasty than suggested by the smell. Caramel and chocolate. After taste is a long slide into a expression of both mild bitterness and a touch of sweetness.
Creamy, fuller mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This is a very smooth drinking beer, and has a good balance of flavors and smells.
Mar 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Truegent2004 from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Similar to Guiness in appearance but not quite as dark. Delicious foamy head that lasts. Very smooth. Just the right amount of sweetness from the milk sugars, hints of chocolate. Summit's best offering in my opinion. Sadly its only available on tap.
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From old, undated notes; had this on nitro draft.

Black liquid; ruby edge.

Khaki nitro head; minimal lace.

Raw oats & barley in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel; very creamy.

Smooth oat flavor; not overly tasty but far from offensive.
Oct 17, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Wilcox39 from Illinois

Sep 10, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by omahawk from Nebraska

Apr 11, 2019
Rated: 3.37 by ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut

Dec 11, 2018
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Reviewed by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap @ Crooked Ale Pint House in Rochester, MN.

The head has lasted for about five minutes now. Dark, delicious and a great take on the oatmeal stout. Hard to find on tap, since Summit requires a potential tavern to have nitro available, but worth it if you can find it!
Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by NorthernLightsMN from Minnesota

Jun 20, 2018
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Default to a 4.5 for look - a properly brewed and poured nitro stout is a thing of beauty, and this is no exception. Deep-brown-almost-black with a cascade of khaki bubbles rising up to meet a tightly packed, bottle foamy head. Ahhhh...the simple things in life.

Aroma and taste is in harmony - roasted malt, char, bitter chocolate, light coffee and bitter hops.

Appropriately sweet, bitter and smoky. Great balance serves up in a low ABV and ultra-smooth chassis. Easy drinker that demands sipping.
Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 3.42 by KevinMc from Illinois

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by RaffyTaffy from Minnesota

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by Brent_B from Iowa

Dec 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by Lundste from Minnesota

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by evanwoertz from California

Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 2.3 by aemowgli from Minnesota

May 24, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 07, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 04, 2017
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Summit Oatmeal Stout Nitro, 4.7% ABV. Pours dark brown and medium viscosity, with a nice one finger nitro head. Nose is roasted malt, taste follows, with a bit of coffee and chocolate, though not bitter. Not a lot of flavor here, more like a porter. Decent mouthfeel, overall very good.
Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by bundy462 from Texas

Apr 13, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Apr 05, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a no frills stout here from a more or less no frills brewery, good beer is just good beer here, and this is wonderful from the nitro tap at their brewery. dark and creamy looking with the nitro head setting up thick and brown and lasting pretty much the whole drink, thick rings cling to the glass as i sip it down. lots of roasted grain here, but seemingly without the bitterness that usually comes with it, dry cocoa notes too, dark chocolate, a little raison and a little burnt bread. its straight forward and real well done. lots of the chocolate malt profile above the roasted barley, good balance, and not way too much body, its almost thin in comparison to some others. the low abv and the creamy dryness make it super drinkable, almost feels healthy to me. not way different than a whole host of other oatmeal stouts out there, its just really well done. i felt that way about a lot of the beers they make here, quality ahead of innovation, and i am totally cool with that. we had a great time in here, and i will definitely be drinking another one of these fine stouts next time i go back. i have not seen this on tap around town at all, is it just at the brewery?
Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by ANiklaus from Minnesota

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Jan 08, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Dec 26, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by SimcoeKid from California

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by BamfBacon from Ohio

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by rsquared59 from Indiana

Aug 27, 2016
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