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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
413
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
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?

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of kojevergas
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on nitro-draught in a bar in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reviewed from notes taken over a Thanksgiving Holiday. Expectations were high given that I love stouts and it was on nitro. I thought it was curious that an oatmeal stout was on nitro, which got me excited.

A: Pours a two finger head of absolutely lovely cream lacing, wonderful thickness, and great retention. Moreover, a bubble show accompanies as tan bleeds into black. Colour is a solid black. Very appealing.

Sm: Cream and nitrogen. Some roast. A mild strength aroma.

T: Cream, oats, very light roast, and extremely light notes of coffee and chocolate. Not horribly complex for its style, but extremely refreshing and quite flavourful. Near perfectly balanced. Quite nicely built.

Mf: Lovely creamy mouthfeel - very smooth and quite wet. Those oats were put to good use. This texture complements the style quite nicely. Nitro was the right option for this beer; well done Summit. Incredible.

Dr: Incredibly drinkable. Uses cream to overcome stout dryness instead of succumbing to porter-esque workarounds. The oat smoothness synergizes brilliantly with the nitro-draught system.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Groveland in St. Paul.

Served into a pint glass.

Pours a 1 finger creamy tan head. Color is a dark, dark brown. Almost has a chocolate hue to it. Good retention. Damn nice lace walls. A very appealing beer.

Aroma: roasted malts licorice, chocolate, then there are some burnt malts in the background that I don't like. Sweet light hops. Coffee.

Taste: The burnt malts come straight off the top. Then they get a little roasty. Chocolate, oats, coffee, and fresh light hops.

Mouthfeel: A little booze shows here. Smooth and rich. Not so creamy compared to other stouts. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. A nice mouthfeel that ends with a burnt malt aftertaste.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, except the burnt flavor. Easy drinking stout. I could easily have another, as my pint is going fast. I recommend this one if you are around the Twin Cities.

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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 XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Slatetank
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap yesterday served on Nitro pour in a pint.

the color is dark-black opaque with thick pale beige hea with whipped looking head and lace clings in rings. The smell is semi-sweet with a light coffee-like roast in the nose. The feel is creamy and smooth as a nitro stout with roasted texture and dry in the finish.

The taste is very good the oatmeal adds a light sweet edge along with nice roasted malt character but not quite burnt or bitter with a smoothness of nitro adding a creamy quality. The flavor is gentle nothing is out of place -traditional and tasty. Overall I would recommend this to fans of dry stouts or other nitrogen dispensed stouts in general it is easy to enjoy with low abv for nice session style stout.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on draft at the brewery, earlier this afternoon, following my first tour of the facility.

A lovely dark brown, nearly black color, complete cascading tan nitro-pour action, before finally settling.

Nose is an excelllent outlay of roastiness, very alert and bitter. I drank this in deep before imbibing. Just right for an OS.

Taste is smooth and creamy, with excellent texture, full body, and a palpable oily, almost slick feel. Cocoa and coffee blended seemlessly. Goes down with little effort, but leaves the palate pleased, from a significant amount of flavor.

I followed the first glass with a pour of the Porter, an old favorite, and the difference is amazing, though they're both nice examples of their style.
Very glad Summit tackled this, and did it so well, and I'm anxiously awaiting it in bottles...by winter, maybe?
Please, Summit?

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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stub and Herb's

Served a bit cold and with a tall head, but once it warmed up and settled down it was quite nice. It was a simple, smooth oat and cocoa with coffee-like roasted grains with wonderfully long aftertaste. Probably still my favorite Summit beer and a very worthy session beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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