After reading about Duluth becoming a beer scene the other day, I was looking into whether we got any beers from Duluth that were sold in the Twin Cities, but the only brewery from that region that is available here at this time is Lake Superior Brewing Company, and they have been available for at least 10 years if I recall correctly. Hopefully as time goes on the breweries up there will grow a bit and be able to sell some beer down here.
Today I will have the Oatmeal Stout called Lake Superior Sir Duluth Oatmeal stout, which has an unknown Alcohol By Volume (ABV).
Lake Superior Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout is a black colored beer, most of which will glow a dim ruby red when held to a source of light. The small brown head which tops it off doesn't last too long,
The nose is mainly centered around a chocolate malt, which is lightly roasted, with the oat giving it a sweeter scent. Hints of toffee and nut as well.
The chocolate malts have just a bit more roast to them in the taste, but again it is light. The oats provide some character, and a faint amount of vanilla emerges after a fairly robust assortment of fruit notes, which tend on the lighter side. A grassy hop rounds out the taste, and the mouth is medium and fairly highly carbonated.
I have had most of the beers from Lake Superior Brewing Company, but I don't specifically recall ever having Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout before. At least I don't have a beer review on BA for it, which is what I call "remembering having a beer" over 5 years ago. That said, I will keep it in mind as a beer worth getting.
Lake Superior Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout : B