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Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout | Lake Superior Brewing Company

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Sir Duluth Oatmeal StoutSir Duluth Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Superior Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
lakesuperiorbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
160
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
16.43%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 160
Photo of JeffreyG
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lamenting the lack of local stouts when I realized that I hadn't given this Duluth brewed beer (or indeed the whole brewery) a fair shake. This is a beer that gets high marks from me. The head is a massive chocolate creame colored pillowy cumulonimbus cloud. I had difficulty fitting the 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz glass (and I'll be damned if I didn't pour sloooowly). Color is deep black which allows no light to pass through. The haed somewhat masks the aroma for me but I do detect some roasted malt. A little bit of spice on the flavor, quite a bit of coffeish notes, and a somewhat sweet-ish finish. There is a certain bite in the mouthfeel from the carbonation. Very drinkable, I found myself enjoying the beer more as I finished the 6 pack. I love when that happens. I now realize that we do have a great stout brewed in our fine state, and I beleive I need to pay a little more attention to our fine brewers to the north.

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Photo of uwmgdman
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This stout pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is highly roasted, a little charcoal and low sweetness. The flavor is moderately roasted with low residual sweetness and low bitterness. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth and the finish is wonderful. The carbonation is medium-low and mouth is just a bit thin. Overall this is a nicely done Oatmeal Stout, the body could be boosted a little, but still worth buying.

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Photo of proc
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a nice, jet black in the glass with an average size head. The aroma hits you right away with its roasted malt goodnes. The taste is very good, albeit a tad thin, but lends to its outstanding drinkability. Roasted malt and cocoa tastes shine through.

Thanks tor fantome for the hookup.

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Photo of happygnome
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: dark dark black, very dark infact i dont remember a darker beer that ive had, very small dark tan head that dissapears fast leaving a little lacing
s: the sweet oatmeal malts really are detectable in the aroma, little hop presence
t: kind of starts with a roasted malt flavor similar to a coffee, then the sweet malts come out, the oatmeal flavor is noticeable very nice, little bitterness
m: a medium to full bodied beer with little carbonation i really enjoyed the mouthfeel

overall wow i really enjoyed this, probable one of the better stouts ive had from region

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Photo of ryantupy
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a six pack while visiting some from friends and the UMD in Duluth. This poured a very balanced dark brownish black color with a off white small head. Smells like dark roasted coffee along with dark malts and maybe some oaty scents.The taste was nice a smooth and very easily drinkable. Flavors of chocolate, dark coffee, dark malt sweetness, smoky flavors, and the oats give this beer some nice flavor and texture. Overall a very enjoyable and drinkable beer that I enjoy usually drinking on cold minnesota nights.

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Photo of umustdrink
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Completely opaque black, lets no light through. Head is a very light brown that settles at a film. Lacing is average.

S - Smells a lot like chocolate ice cream with some more earthy tones. Dark powdered cocoa and smokier malts as well.

T - Strong malts flavor, more smoky than roasty and slightly bitter. A slight hop bitterness finishes it off.

M - Very creamy, consistency is more on the thin side but still good for the style.

D - Although I wish the taste was more like the smell it's still pretty good overall.

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Photo of dfried
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is basically a solid oatmeal stout. It looks great, a deep silky color without much fading around the edges, nice brown frothy head. The smell and taste were a bit on the roasted/bitter side for an oatmeal stout, but not off-putting, kind of added to the charm. this definitely had some good sweet oat flavor too it though, nothing outstanding but quite good. I was suprised at the lack of creaminess in the mouthfeel, but it still went down well. Not something for all night, but pretty good for one or two.

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Photo of ADR
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, creamy pour. A real smoothie with pronounced chocolate smell and chocolate/toffee taste. Stays in the mouth long after the swallow. Needs a touch more roastedness in the malt department for me, but a nice Oatmeal nevertheless.

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Photo of nrmiller
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a mug, very dark brown/black with a tan head.

S: Smells of deep roasted coffee, maybe some chocolate too, also a warming aroma.

T: Starts off with a slightly smooth silky-ness then goes right into some roasted coffee and dark chocolate along with some roasted malts. Finishes a little bitter, not a lot, just enough to compliment the roasted malts.

M: Medium bodied, not as heavy as most stouts tend to be, with a little smoothness to it.

D: Very drinkable, with the body being a little thinner than most stouts and the flavors being non-offensive but still fairly robust, it makes drinking many of these very easy to do, sometimes unintentionally so. I drink this quite often, it is a favorite go-to beer of mine.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light slightly roast malt aroma. Very fizzy, extremely big head that settles so slow that it made it difficult to pour much in order to drink. Dark brown to black with red hues. Clear. Straight stout malt flavor with softening qualities of the oats. Mildly dry and same for length of finish. Fullness from carbonation, otherwise medium Fairly straight oatmeal stout, not very complex but enjoyable in a simple way.

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Photo of andrewmartin
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this last time I went through Duluth

A: Wow, probably the darkest beer I've ever had-completely ink black, no light sneaking through this one, tawny head.

S: Sweet oats and roasted malts

T: Definately one of the more interesting oatmeal stouts out there-I can actually taste the oatmeal. Starts off with a coffee roasted bitterness that gives way to sharp oats flavors

M: Starts off very sharp due to bitterness then becomes creamy and palate coating.

D: Very interesting brew, I could definately down a few of these.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a thin patchy brown head leaving light lacing. Nice aroma of chocolate, vanilla and mild dark toasted malt. Flavor is dark toasted malt, light vanilla and chocolate, hints of char, smooth. Medium body with mild creaminess. The oatmeal body in this stout is not heavy, but noticeable, adding a smooth creaminess to the feel and taste. Nicely melded stout flavors. Flavor drops off a bit in the finish. Somewhat subdued, but tasty.

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Photo of thethrone
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown/black with foamy 1" white head which dissipates fairly quickly to a thin layer.

S - Roasted malts, chocolate, hint of minerals

T - Coffee, roasted grains, chocolate, barley. Well balanced flavor.

M - Smooth, but a bit lighter and not as creamy as I would expect from the oatmeal.

D - A good, drinkable, brew that I'd come back to again.

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Photo of mangledorf
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sliding into my glass, this beer pours thin with almost no head out of the bottle. Provides a nice aroma, but the taste hardly lives up to the smell. The flavor of this stout is about as exciting as Guiness or the like. Certainly not bad and an easy share with friends not willing to steer much out of the norm. Probably won't go looking for this one again, but I wouldn't turn one down.

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Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Bud American Ale Glass.

Pours a 1/4 finger tan head. Doesn't last very long. Very little lacing. Color is a deep dark chocolate brown.

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, where are the oats? Roasted malts, sweet earthy hops.

Taste: There is seems to be of the oat flavor here, as compared to the smell. Chocolate, coffee, very malty, some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is crisp but smooth. Full-bodied. High carbonation. Leaves a clean coffee malty aftertaste.

Overall, this is an easy drinking stout. Very flavorful, but quite thin. My pint is going down quite fast. Nothing special, but nothing to disregard.

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Photo of DocTheDJ
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Short on time to right a full review might have to come back to this one. Tried it once out of the bottle and it was pretty good, less than I expected from an outmeal stout but highly drinkable. Not as creamy or full bodied as I expected being it was my 1st oatmeal stout. Not overpowering in any aspect nice balance but a little out of character for this type of stout I would think (I need to try more of this type they are good!)

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Photo of sjccmd
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell is cold press coffee, some spices, a tad phenolic (clove). Sweet and pleasant smelling without being overly rich. Brighter fruits, almost berry-like. Fruity spicy hop aroma but fairly low.

Pours pretty much black with brown highlights and a dark tan head. Small head, not great retention or lacing.

Flavor is coffee and berries. Clove persists in the flavor as well. Somewhat harsh, but in low quantities. A touch nutty. Sweet upfront but nice dry finish. Medium bitterness, enough to balance. Not much hop flavor.

Medium full body with low carbonation. Slick but not heavy. Could use more carbonation for the style.

Nice and enjoyable, just a touch phenolic and could use more carbonation.

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Photo of taez555
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack of this on my fishing adventure in Minnesota

Pours a brownish black body with a tan/off white head.

Nose is pretty tame, soft hints of coffee, chocolate and some dark malts.

Medium bodied. Chocolate, coffee, dulled espresso beans, vanilla, hints of smoke. The oatmeal gives this beer a nice classic oatmeal stout course body and slight touch to the taste. Bitterness and hop taste are kept to a minimum but balance very nicely in the mix.

Overall a really quite enjoyable beer. The coffee flavors are a little muted but the slight burnt, roasty touch compliment the backwater MN nights well.

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Photo of AleMan66
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a clear teardrop glass. It really had no head. Carbonation is medium. I like the taste. It's very easy to drink. It has a nice coffee flavor to it. I would buy it again.

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Photo of u2carew
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a thin head then settles quickly. Dark body - black.
S) Roasted grain and coffee.
T) Hints of roast coffee and cocoa. Slightly smoky. Just a hint of hops in the finish.
M) light fizz. Medium body not as thick as a normal stout. Although a creamy feel from the oatmeal.
D) a decent stout. I'd have another. The lighter body feel would make it quite possibly a session beer.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/black body with a thin mocha head.

Aromas of italian roast coffee and roasted malt.

Roasty malt, almost charred. Some coffee and dark chocolate notes with a mild bitterness on the finish. Cocoa sweetness.

Medium bodied, not as velvety as you might hope. A lighter stout.

A good, enjoyable stout, but nothing out of the ordinary. Rather typical. Highly drinkable, goes down very easy.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I am sampling courtesy of BIF 20 and Feloniousmonk.
Room temperature in a pint glass.
The beer pours a deep molasses brown with no lite passing through. A small tan fizzy head builds and fades quickly to a thin surface layer.
Aroma is rich and malty with espresso and chocolate mixing with a lite brown sugar presence.
First sip reveals a lighter than expected body with fine gentle rolling carbonation that caresses my palate and leaves a faint tingle after I swallow. Slightly watery texture.
Flavor is malty up front with bakers chocolate and some dry roasted malt allowing for a hint of toffee in the middle and finishing rather dry and slightly coffee bitter.
The beer tastes good and looks good, but is way to thin to be a stout. This has the body of a dark lager not an oatmeal stout.
A decent enough beer but would expect more robust from the land up north!

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Photo of Tolann
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark like a stout should be. Roasted coffee colored head that disappears. Otherwise very opaque hardly letting a glow though.

S - roasty coffee in the smell. Some hint of chocolate. bready oatmeal characteristics

T - Mild. Some bitter sweet roasted flavor. not the biggest characteristic.

M - kind of thin for an oatmeal stout. Not a lot of carbonation and is smooth. Not much of an aftertaste.

D - Easy to drink for a stout. No big scary characteristics or ABV. Probably a good oatmeal stout to start with to get someone off their beer training wheels.

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Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark black color with almost no head. Also, no lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled oaky and earthy with a roasted maltiness.

T - The oatmeal flavor was quite apparent. Also, some bittersweet roasted malt.

M - It was soft and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a descent oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Jredner
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is a tad sharp which illicits the feeling that the ingredients might not have been the freshest..tangy, chocolate, stewed dark fruits and a bit of cocoa. Black body with a slowly, but steadily fading tan head. Very nice mouthfeel...creamy feeling, but the flavor range is quite narrow..mild vanilla notes, some chocolate and molasses and not much else. It tastes decent enough it just doesn’t go very far in any direction. Definitely better than average, but this could be much more flavorful which would make for a great brew as this has a solid mouthfeel.

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Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout from Lake Superior Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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