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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 23
Gots: 76 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Redrover on 02-12-2009

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Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 134
Photo of SicemWT
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marieli
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Started at 54 degrees. Dark, dark brown to black, nice medium tan/camel foamy head with some staying power; smell is malt, slight oats. Something dark and well-roasted, as it warms. Taste is straight forward at first, nothing distinguished, no chocolate, sweetness or even heavy oats, but then gives way to a rising bitterness that just lays there persisting on the tongue. Maybe the beer is turning bad, but it smells ok. Maybe it's just not my cup of tea. I think it is just a burnt/bitter, slightly acidic taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium but finished thin on the tongue, giving way to that bitterness that lingers (oh yeah, I already covered that part). I could say something predictably silly, like, "it's a crime to recommend Convict Hill" but that would be pushing the rules and there are many raters who seem to like it well enough.

Photo of Octobers_CJB
2.42/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It was ok hard bitter taste not in a good way.

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardTarget
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black, starts with a brown head of foam that dies back to a simple collar.

Smell: Clean, roasted barley, some sweetness and dark bread yeast.

Taste: Smooth. Plenty of roasted character but it's soft and round. Hints of bitter, mild caramel, hint of pine, complex yet smooth, very nice.

Feel: Slick, low carbonation, medium body, no chew.

Overall: A well put together beer. Hts all the right taste profile buttons, but keeps everything drinkable yet interesting. Recommended.

Photo of Wayne17
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobus79
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwjd
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdwilliamson79
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickBelisle
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with little tan head. Oats, roasted malt, some coffee, and some cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some roastiness.

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kaiyotee
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Black with 1/2" head
Smell: Chocolate, prunes
Taste: Dark chocolate with a lasting bitter, burnt malt finish
Feel: Foamy, tangy

Photo of sbauer
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of chocolate, some coffee bitters. Bitter aftertaste lasted longer than I'd like in a stout.

Photo of NailtheAle
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinkel
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDee
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BaronGrim
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SadMachine
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Aleckbg
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of eat11
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.