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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.

Convict Hill Oatmeal StoutConvict Hill Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

293 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%


Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Redrover on 02-12-2009)
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
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Cheesemoose

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to poonamibaxter for this one!

Poured a nice engine oil black with a hearty chocolate head, a solid 2-3 fingers of head. Good bit of lacing, head dissipates about a min into the beer.

Roasted nuts, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Inviting, but a bit on the bitter side on the nose.

Hearty roasty flavors. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and rich fruity esters with a good bit of hops in the background. Well balanced!

Mild carbonation, no alcohol in the taste, solid and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 00:49:34 | More by Cheesemoose
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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.