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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malty and creamy, and very smooth. Very Drinkable and a quite well made. "Slow Elk" is the nickname for a cow, which are sometimes mistaken for Elk?

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2.3
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours dark but with little to no head retention. Not as much roasted character as I would like and very little mouthfeel, especially for an oatmeal stout. This beer left me very disappointed as the style they were trying to brew is one of my favorites when brewed correctly.


3.4
VastActiv (6935) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Tap at Hops on Birch, Flagstafff. Colour is clear dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, some lactose and roasted malts. Creamy and fine.

3.2
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Light roast and some caramel. Black pour with good head and lacing like bad weed. A little tangy. Bottle.

3.5
Andrew196 (1853) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Dark mahogany color, slightly brown edges, wimpy light brown head. Aroma of sweet oak, some chocolate and grain. Nice creamy mouthfeel, dark roasted malts, chocolate pudding, grain. Decent.

3.5
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2016
This was pretty decent. Poured a nice dark color with oat and malt nose. Really smooth with a bit of bubbles. The flavor was mostly malt, oat, a bit of chocolate.

3.7
kaser (6213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Black pour from bottle at Louie's wine bar. White head. Milky and cocoa oatmeal taste. Smooth and tasty stuff

3.5
Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2016
On draft at Luckyís Market in Jackson Hole. Pours black with a tan head. Slightly smoky roast nose. Flavors of caramel and leather. Bitter roast finish.

3.4
saltyseadog (65) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Aromas of light roast coffee, salted cured meat, grill smoke, soy sauce and a bit of pear and apricot. Pours a bloody red to oily black color with less than a finger of pristine ivory head that burns off in just a couple of minutes, with very little effervescence on the glass. Flavor is light roast coffee and semisweet chocolate up front followed by salty seawater and light fruit juice. Finish is long and lightly sweet but not cloying. Thin body for a beer of this color and classification. Really has the color and flavor profile I would consider more in line with Irish Red beer. Light carbonation and makes the mouth water generously after each sip. An interesting, unusual, unpretentious and quality brew, as all Big Skyís stuff seems to be. The salty, fruity qualities are one of a kind. Iím not sure Iím head over heels in love with the approach, but itís a nice alternative to the roasty and astringent status quo. Having a great time with it. Well done.

4.1
bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Thatís a good Stout. Everything you want in an Oatmeal Stout can be found here.

3.3
ajnepple (6417) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2016
12 oz single bottle from Wilburís Total Beverage. Almost black in appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and light chocolate. Similar flavor, adding a hint of molasses. Light to medium body, a little thin on the palate. OK.

3.4
pintbypint (3575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
12oz brown bottle. The colour is dark brown with dark red highlighting. the head has a tight bead and sits low in the glass. Nose has chocolate, roast, coffee and porridge. Taste - chocolate, light roast and lots of oat. Dry finish with not much going on. Very creamy and excellent mouthfeel.


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