The Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout tastes a lot like my favorite oatmeal stout from Goose Island. Maybe its the proximity to a great lake that makes a good oatmeal stout. I love the coffee malts giving the beer a very full flavor. This beer is smooth, easy to drink and definitely one of my favorites.
Ok, truth be told I’m only writing this review because the page throws a bunch of errors when there aren’t any reviews. So I plan to retaste this beer on Saturday when the wife and I get back from our vacation in San Antonio. I remember really liking this beer. We had a sampler pack when we went snowboarding at Lutsen a few months ago, and the Oatmeal Stout was my favorite. So with that distant memory, I’ll give it a solid 4.
The part I’m enjoying most is the finish.
Hoppy, but without the lingering aftertaste I expected from it. I think if I drank more than one it’d make an appearance, though. I bet it would be good with pizza.
This weekend I’ve been testing the theory that you can beat a cold by drinking alcohol. Despite a valiant effort, I’m still sick, and the worst of it is that I didn’t enjoy a single beer I drank. That is until the sweet nectar of Lake Superior Special Ale made contact with my tongue just minutes ago. Despite my taste buds being all out of whack, I’m enjoying this beer very much. Kinda reminds me of a Summit Pale Ale but a little sweeter. As Ange mentioned, and I’m sure Chuck will be pointing out, the only bummer is the labels. They’re lacking the personality that the beer has.
I mean really, to be so pompous to put the name “Superior” right on the bottle. That really raised expectations. What? It’s named after Lake Superior? I regret the error.
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