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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A variety of dark roasted malts, oatmeal, and our own imported English ale yeast creates a smooth almost-black beer with chocolate overtones and a roasty flavor.

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4.7
bpreo (2849) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Probably not the first time I have drank this beer. I spent one year in Superior/Duluth. Very good, glad to have it again.

4.4
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2003
Beautiful, near black color. Minimal head. Extremely roasty and creamy. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, with a nice milky sweet aftertaste. Wonderful stuff

4.4
schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
An excellent beer. A classic English style Oatmeal Stout, with an almost black color. Full-bodied with chocolate and coffee overtones and a roasty flavor. I think I found a new favorite beer.

4.3
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, cognac. Tastes very malty, roasty, with hints of coffee, malt, chocolate, vanilla, oats, and a smooth finish. Delicious.

4.3
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Wow; doesn’t get much better than this. My second Lake Superior brew (thanks to slikwily) was impressive once again. Dark black with a compact lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke and sweet. Flavor had a lot of coffee to it, along with chocolate, liqourice, and brown sugar. Very very nice.

4.2
hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
This beer rocks! Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention with thick, creamy lace. The nose is of chocolate and vanilla. The well-balanced flavor mirrors the nose with some toasted pecans thrown in. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sweet, toasted finish. Underrated. World class brew, IMHO!

4.2
tupunk (7) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007 does not count
Love this beer, it’s one of my favorite oatmeal stouts. I go to lake superior every year for hiking trips and always drink this at the bar

4.1
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Smells like toasted homemade bread with wheat germ and peanut butter on it. Flavor adds some semisweet chocolate chips on a creamy and not-too-thick palate. Sir Duluth, I salute you.

4.1
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Fresh aroma of oats, malts, and even a hint of soy sauce. Creamy head dissipated quickly and left lacing across the interior of the glass. Oily black in color with a hint of crimson in the light, this beer has a robust mouth feel, nicely balanced with a sharp effervescence. Roated toasty malt flavor finishes clean.

4.1
MNAle (196) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
From a bottle with no date code (black mark to you, Lake Superior). Very dark / black with a tan, small head. Smokey & sweet malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Very light carbonation, as befits the brewer’s description of this as an English style stout. Smokey roastiness and fruit dominates the initial taste, followed quickly by a sweet maltiness. Smooth and mild, with a slightly subtle bitter aftertaste. This beer is all about the malts. But, then, with no date code, how would I know? The brewer lists no ABV, but it has a bit of a boozy taste, so I would guess it at 6-7% (annoying to not have this information on the label.). Mouth feel is moderate, with a nice creaminess to it. Overall, I enjoyed this beer a lot. Lake Superior: please provide more information on the label (date, ABV, IBU, etc.). The six pack carton advises, "For maximum freshness, keep refrigerated." First, no, don’t drink this at typical American refrigerator temperature. This beer is definitely better at English pub temperatures, maybe 50-55 degrees F at the coolest. Second, the concern by the brewer for freshness is a bit ironic given they do not date code. Regardless of my pseudo-rant, I like this beer and will be buying more from time to time.


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