Shadow Mountain Stout | Grand Lake Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Lake Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
grandlakebrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of thirstyCarl
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 40ontarget
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 303beer
4.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Has a slight coffee color to the head. To dark to see through when held to light in a pint glass. Starts with a hint of English ale yeast and finishes with touch of roast and light smoke. I have liked this beer from the first time I tryed it. In my top 5 oatty stouts. Good job to the brewers.

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Photo of Beejay
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ken134
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dannyboygaga
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of boesesfleisch
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I really enjoyed the aroma of this beer. At a lower temperature the aroma was sweeter and gave off a milky aroma reminiscent of whipped cream. As it warmed up the chocolate malt became a little more prevalent. I was a little disappointed with the taste and mouthfeel of this beer as I found it to be a little on the thin side, and lackey complexity. Overall an above average beer.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SamN
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, deep black stout, reamy mocha head. Aroma is slightly sweet, nutty, toasted dark grains, mild espresso notes, fudge. Quite complex nose. Mouthfeel is great, smooth, luxurious and creamy; classic oatmeal stout. Taste isn't quite as exuberant as the aroma, but it still has some high notes, like more coffee, dark grains, bittersweet chocolate and a mild hop finish.

Solid oatmeal stout, glad I found this.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of UncleAddie
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of homebrew311
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Into pint glass. Appearance is like a dark cola with almost no head. Light around the edges. Nose features strong chocolate malt presence along with creamy oats. Taste is a bit thinner than the nose lets on, light chocolate and roast with a bit of a creamy finish. The body detracts from the brew as it is a bit on the light and thin side with overly fizzy carbonation. Overall, nice flavors, but my an entirely well executed brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Full disclosure: This is my first oatmeal stout, and not knowing if this one is IT, which I think it not, I'm still confused, so not sure if this is good, I'm not sure what you could do even in the philosophical vicinity of this, and I'd still be thinking I don't get it. OK, so not bad at all, but just weird to me, in a 'I had coffee already' kind of way, and its cold and just well, weird to me. Black as pitch pour...sucks in photons like crazy. Smells like late, super ripe fruit, and sombre somehow. Too ripe Tastes roasty and caramelized, and tannic, and mildly bitter and balanced and malty...but still weird to me. Carbonation is really on the low side, I think, and the mouthfeel is almost heavy, laborious, weird. Not really my thing, I'll give it average across and maybe try another sometime.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of MumboJumbo
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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Shadow Mountain Stout from Grand Lake Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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