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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Redrover on 02-12-2009)
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-23-2011 20:49:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-21-2011 03:46:43 | More by drummermattie02
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-18-2011 06:14:14 | More by duff247
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a light tan head.

Aroma features a ton of roasted malt a little sweet toffee and oats.

Flavor follows the nose. A short burst of initial toffee or chocolate sweetness followed by bitter roasted malts.

Mouthfeel nice and creamy with medium-low carbonation levels.

Pretty solid although nothing extra special. The roasted malts can be overpowering a times although the oatmeal gives it a good creamy texture.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 20:24:55 | More by jmarsh123
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accordselux

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade from Texasfan549. Thanks!

Poured it into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Left a large amount of rich, tan head, with a hint of orange coloring. It slowly settled into hills and valleys of foam. I like it already.

Smell: Smell the oats right away, with some dark chocolate and toffee sweetness.

Taste: Very roasty. It tastes more like coffee than chocolate, with a little bitterness of the finish. Not sure if that is from the hops or from acidity.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick- what i"m looking for in an oatmeal stout. I like that texture.

Overall: A decent oatmeal stout with high ABV. I don't like it as much as lower ABV Summit, or higher ABV Southern Tier Oat. I'd enjoy it in Texas, but not sure if I'd want to seek it out again. Great to try!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 00:47:54 | More by accordselux
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Texas beer! Got this one as an extra in a recent trade with jenray. Poured into my NB Globe.

A - Pours pitch black with a small one finger tall tan head leaving minimal lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of rich coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, and a touch of booze. Not overly complex yet enjoyable none the less.

T - Starts off with a big dose of dark roast and coffee grounds that linger throughout the sip. Some chocolatey sweetness creeps in after the roast dies down a touch but it doesn't stick around for very long. Finish is pretty roasty with a small alcohol burn.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dark, roasty, feel that clings to the pallet after each sip.

O - Not too bad. It was fairly well balanced and easy to drink. This one really hit the spot on a cold night like tonight.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 04:24:54 | More by orangesol
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kemoarps

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a midnight black with a foamy finger and a half cappuccino head. Head retention is decent.

The nose is primarily composed of burnt malts and a little cocoa. There might even be a little charcoal in there, but overall it's less pronounced than I expected.

The prominent taste here is the burnt malts, with roast chocolate, espresso and a light sweetness wafting across the middle act.

I actually expected this brew to be a little thicker. It's not watery by any means, but I don't know I guess I had my heart set on some motor oil or something. It's got a chewy creaminess to it and goes down smoothly, though, personally, I could have done with a little lighter carbonation.

Overall I would definitely recommend trying this, especially if this is the kind of thing you like. I am sad it is not available in my area (yet...?), and will long for more when it is gone. Check it out and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:13:00 | More by kemoarps
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-13-2011 15:31:53 | More by TXhomebrewer
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SquidVicious

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-12-2011 22:02:29 | More by SquidVicious
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unclemo83

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-12-2011 04:26:16 | More by unclemo83
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shivtim

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a buddy for bringing this back for me from a trip to Texas.

Design reminds me of Jailhouse Breakout Stout.
Poured into a pint glass. Thick brown/black, with a huge creamy mocha head. Like a dark rootbeer float. Head lasts and lasts.

Nose is sweet malts. Slightly nutty and a bit toasty. Gentle hint of vanilla.

Taste is dry roasted malts and molasses. Ashy. Not very complex.

Pretty good mouthfeel.

Overall a decent oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 00:57:00 | More by shivtim
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Pretty dark body with a substantial khaki head on. Almost overflowed my glass. Retention is phenomenal. Lacing is decent.

Smell - Sweet caramel smell first, followed by a chocolate roasted malt aroma. Not a strong smell and not really stout-smelling.

Taste - Very oatmeal-forward. So much oatmeal that a lot of the stout characteristics are lost. Nevertheless, there's a hint of coffee at the start and some milk chocolate in the middle. Lots of oatmeal in the finish and a hefty bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel - Doesn't taste as thick or heavy as I'd expect from 8.5%. High in carbonation, too. Really, it feels too light as a result. Bitter finish is never my favorite in a stout like this, either.

Overall - It's certainly not bad. I am enjoying it, but I wouldn't say it's anything special. The same stout that your local brewery is making right now.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 02:01:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

12-04-2011 00:36:38 | More by PhatAtUT
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-01-2011 18:54:36 | More by kjkinsey
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-28-2011 23:16:32 | More by davesway10
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JAramini

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-25-2011 21:55:41 | More by JAramini
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2011 20:14:10 | More by MaddDogg84
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jl28r1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

11-19-2011 13:09:20 | More by jl28r1
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ATXRyan

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-17-2011 19:18:54 | More by ATXRyan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-17-2011 03:06:44 | More by Texasfan549
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TicoCali

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-16-2011 17:08:56 | More by TicoCali
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EA728

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-14-2011 17:35:41 | More by EA728
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bentwookie

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-14-2011 17:03:33 | More by bentwookie
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dubinsky

California

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Got this as an extra in a trade a while back and cant recall from who. Sorry.

A – Pours fairly thin and is jet black. As the pour finished it produced a nice thin dark beige head that quickly faded, receding to the sides of the glass. No real retention or lace to speak of.

S – The aroma is fairly mild with coffee, sweet milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted oat and malts all present. There is a slight sweet smell that is a bit caramel and vanilla.

T – The taste really follows the nose. Fairly sweet with very prominent roasted malts and oats. There is also a very strong coffee flavor that is bitter up front but finishes fairly sweet with falvors of caramel, molases and brown sugar.

M – Heavier mouth feel than I expected from the pour. Medium/ medium-heavy mouthfeel with nice tight carbonation. The beer is very luxurious tasting and is very smooth and creamy.

O - This is a pretty good stout. I have never heard of it or the brewery and am really pleased with this extra. Its a high quality, highly drinkable and very well balanced/crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:12:42 | More by dubinsky
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra from Texasfan549, finally cold enough outside to enjoy it. Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours black with a nice tan head that lingers for a bit.

S - Plenty of oatmeal in this smell, with a chocolaty roasted malt background. Smells very thick and hearty, hoping the beer follows through.

T - Plenty of roasty malt in there with that oatmeal creating a looming dark presence in the backend of the taste. The oatmeal is a little too much of the show I feel, slightly one dimensional. Get a peanut like taste after a while from all the oatmeal. Little off putting but but not a bad taste overall.

M - Thick and hearty just like the smell implied. Beer sits real heavy for an oatmeal stout, feels like an imperial oatmeal stout.

O - Perfect for a cold night like tonight. This beer is pretty unrelenting in oatmeal and malt, giving a dry but heavy stout. Given another 30 degree night, I would have another.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 05:55:50 | More by Scrumtralecent
Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.