Summit Oatmeal Stout | Summit Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by truthbrew on 05-23-2004

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Ratings:
413
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JJWIGHT
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of wernlialex
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of rsquared59
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deuane
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep dark brown with a dark tan head. Copious lacing and good retention.

S-Mild roasted malt aromas. Not much else....somewhat dull.

T-Sweet malt and dark roasted coffee flavours. Nothing crazy...a simple, staright forward stout.

M-Medium body with a nice creamy texture. A nice roll over the tounge. Body holds this brew up well.

D-A solid simple brew. Nothing about screams out but nothing detracts either. Good, plain and simple.

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Photo of briguy93
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MsRif
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on nitro-tap at TJ's in Paoli, PA. Poured a dark brown/black color with a bit of ruby on the peripheral. Creamy beige head that kept retention and left nice lacing. Had an aroma of roasted malts, smoke, leather (?) and coffee. Tasted of coffee, smoke and seriously, leather. Was a touch metallic towards the beginning but as it warmed that flavor seemed to fade.

Full-bodied with low carbonation. This is a dessert beer at best...do not drink it with food like I did or else you'll be unable to finish your meal.

Overall, not a bad brew, but definitely not a favorite. Still, good and fairly drinkable as a night-cap.

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Photo of exonthebottle
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice looking beer took a while to pour at ed's but it was worth it from appearance stand point.
not much to smell a better ale than Guinness but from same ilk. light malts a real oat taste and chocolate taste
good texture low carbonation fits the style
drinkable

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Photo of BDeibs
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on nitro at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured into a pint glass, a dark brownish black, a bit light and clear around the edges when held to the light. A creamy tan head that retained and laced well. Smell of roasty malts and smoke. Taste was very dry and roasty, dark malts, and smokey leather, with a beef jerky sensation detectable. Coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied and fairly drinkable, though not the kind of stout I'd want to order for a casual session.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Summit Brewing ~2/2011, then again 1/2015 (on nitro).

A- Pours a thick frothy silky creamy light mocha head atop a dark brown beer. A very nice looking beer.

S- Faint nose of coffee, roast.

T- Roasty. Smooth, slighty sweet berry-like aftertaste.

M- Silky, creamy, still would like it to be a bit fuller.

D/O- Pretty easy going oatmeal stout, may become slightly bored with this offering after a pint or two.

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Photo of andrew8626
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrayjustin
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Nitro
Location: Holy Hound Taproom, York, PA

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Appearance:
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Dark and deep this black stout shows no hue. The thick head comes out with a ten hint and two fingers thick. A solid ring of laces, before you take a sip you know your in for a decent beer.

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Smell:
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The nitro-tap scents take over the head, but once the head breaks up this beer opens up. Roasted malts and a hint of oat.

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Taste:
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A smooth roasted flavor. It has all the characteristics of a classic stout. It's really nothing special, but it's very smooth.

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Mouthfeel:
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A full feeling that you quickly realize is really smooth. The nitro is working its magic, and this goes down smoother than silk.

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Overall:
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A great season stout with an amazing smoothness and everything you expect from an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of adamranders
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattoclone
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On nitro draft at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Extremely smooth as expected for a nitro oatmeal stout. The flavor was mild on the palate, with notes of chocolate and roasted malt. Not a rich flavored beer but smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of blackie
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: shaker pint, thick head with nice retention atop the nearly black bodied stout

s: roasted barley on a toffee malt body, just a glimpse of a harsh roast edge, charred coffee and dark cocoa, earthy hops with a moderate presence

m: body creamy, medium full, with carbonation on the lighter end of the medium range

t: full toffee backbone with lots of dry cocoa, smooth roasted barley, earthy hop flavors with a light bitterness, good flavors but just on the lighter side and without a ton of range

d: a nice stout, no problems with this one

pint at Gunflint, Grand Marais, MN

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Photo of cokes
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, very dark brown with a thick nitro-juiced tan head.
Java nose, with the creamy, flaky oatmeal as a pronounced secondary aroma, along with cocoa nibs, and grain.
Roasty up front and throughout. Coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Oats bring their creamed graininess, and stay awhile. Low hop profile, but the counteracting (and complementary) bitterness is there.
The nitro brings a fleecy full body upfront, which sags over the sip and thins a great deal.
I'd like to see a fuller, non-nitro version bottled, because it has a lot of upside, but the current situation is akin to an oated Guinness. Good session stout, but a bit hollow.

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Photo of Webbydag1
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easy to drink. Dark rich color with a smooth coffee finish

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Photo of ZAP
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes

Held up to the sun and just a little scarlet shines through...french vanilla colored head...creamy looking...rims glass perfectly as I drink....nose is coffee grounds and dark chocolate...creamy..full bodied...feels bgger than I expected..very tasty and pretty complex...more sweet than bitter...some vanilla beans and sweet cadburry like chocolate...some java notes on the finish..

This is a winner and pretty complex...seems perfect for draft...not sure how it would translate to the bottle but worth a shot...."Tasty' sums this one up...not a classic but very enjoyable..

As it warms I get a little hit of mineral like water smell...perhaps a small hit of sewage fro mthe mineralness..

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Summit Oatmeal Stout from Summit Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 413 ratings.
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