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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.

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Convict Hill Oatmeal StoutConvict Hill Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a thick black with a nice tan head with hints of chocolate in the aroma. The taste is of dark chocolate malts and oats with a slight sweetness on the back-end. It is a very smooth medium bodied stout that is excellently balanced. It clocks in at above 9% ABV and you can barely tell. This is a very high quality local Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 20:02:37 | More by brurevu
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Louisiana

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Texas

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Texas

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Texas

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09-08-2013 22:29:08 | More by thugherman
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kojevergas

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap acquired as part of a 4 pack for $8.65 USD (including tax) at a corner store in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live(08/29/13). Expectations are high; I’m really in the mood for a good Oatmeal Stout. I dig the minimalist yet stylish label art.

Served cold – straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour. Pours a one finger wide head of khaki-tan colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Somewhat soft complexion. Okay lacing. Head retention is average to above average (2-3 minutes). Pretty decent head overall.

Body colour is an opaque solid black. No yeast particles are visible.

Looks pretty standard for the style.

Sm: Chocolate malt, light smokiness, dark malts, light vanilla, buried roasted barley, smoothening oats, hints of muted vague coffee, and caramel. An interesting, pleasant aroma of moderate strength. No yeast or hop character is detectable, nor is any alcohol. Excited to try this one.

T: Dark malts – including chocolate malt. Licorice/anise/fennel. Light vanilla and coffee touches. Somewhat grainy. Oats. Not much caramel, really. No yeast or hop character comes through, nor does any alcohol. The smokiness from the aroma is kind of here, but it’s not evocative – nor is it distracting. Balance is adequate but unimpressive. It’s a pretty standard build for an oatmeal stout, and I find no overt flaws but there’s certainly room for improvement.

Flavour duration, depth, and intensity is average. Not gestalt, but it has some cohesion and direction.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with good body and presence on the palate. Nice thickness – enough to support the fairly complex flavour profile. Complements the flavour profile pretty nicely, but doesn’t come off custom-tailored to it. Adequate carbonation. A bit scratchy on the palate. Satisfactory execution.

Dr: Drinkable. Hides its ABV well. It’ll definitely scratch your oatmeal stout itch, but it’s not amongst the best in the style. Fairly pricey as well. I might nab it again if I’m in a stout mood and there’s nothing new or better on the shelf. A nice little oatmeal stout from Independence. I’m looking forward to trying more of their beers.

Highish C+

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 02:20:51 | More by kojevergas
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Texas

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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.