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Big Sky Slow Elk


This is a limited release from Big Sky. This stout features Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, and black malts with oats and East Kent Goldings hops. Looks good, let’s see how it tastes.

Oatmeal Stout. 5.4% ABV. 20 IBUs. Montana. Available September-October

Dark ruby color with a beautiful tan head.

Not getting too much on the nose. I get some whiskey, chocolate, and some raspberry.

Mouthfeel is okay. I was hoping for it to be a bit thicker. And it’s got quite a bit of carbonation.

The palate shows some whiskey, but it’s not boozy. It’s just got that whiskey flavor. I’m getting a little bit of chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Hint of roast on the finish with just a tad bit of vanilla.

This is pretty disappointing. Big Sky makes one of the best imperial stouts in the world, but what happened here? It’s very light in flavor, light in mouthfeel, and light in excitement. 78 points.

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