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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 21
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kaiyotee
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
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
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.19/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Premo88
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter

L: black in the glass topped by a thick, late-percolating head of tan to almost brown foam about 1/2- to 3/4-inch tall -- the head is a real late bloomer, pretty awesome to watch; the brew appears to be clear as you watch pour out of the bottle, but stacked in the glass, light has no chance of passing through; some funky lacing -- really cool pattern of tiny islands, different from most.

S: chocolate, dark chocolate at first ... some coffee/espresso; dark ... maybe not licorice but definitely some raisins or prunes, not a ton of sweetness; burnt oak/wood; as it warms, here comes the sweetness -- very nice, mocha latte note ... may also be real sweet raisins (raisin cookies), but bottom line is some sweetness is poking through and it's fantastic

T: dark-roasted malt, burnt almost but not quite, very woody -- like a barbecue with some good burning oak; not a ton of sweetness but enough to balance a big bitter chunk of burnt malt; still, the absence of the sweet finish is noticeable ... definitely not a milk stout

F: very lightweight, almost watery for an otherwise big stout ... sounds bad, but it's not because the good amount of carbonation makes it very drinkable and enjoyable -- not the overly slick, mouth-filling workout bigger stouts often tend to be

O: solid, good, not great ... the lack of sweetness hurts it a bit for me, but otherwise it's got some good dark malt notes, especially the dark/semisweet chocolate and coffee. absolutely NO alcohol present in the nose or taste, which makes it damned dangerous because the 8% ABV (as posted on the brewery's website) is not a joke.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.