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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

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 47 | 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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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-23-2013 00:53:07 | More by Theortiz01
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-20-2013 03:40:59 | More by ProImage79
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-16-2012 19:20:42 | More by JohnBender
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2014 00:55:47 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 04:31:44 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Yodo

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-24-2012 02:39:04 | More by Yodo
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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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msanborn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-03-2013 02:41:55 | More by msanborn
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours jet black into my snifter with two fingers of dense tan head that has great retention and sticky lacing.

S - Big Roasted malts, milky sweet chocolate, espresso, oats and a touch of vanilla.

T - Like the nose, big roasted malts, sweet chocolate and oats, bitter espresso, brown sugar and vanilla. It almost has an Irish cream type quality to it.

M - Very smooth and creamy, really coats the palate and is very well balanced.

O - This is a diamond in the rough that totally deserves more credit than it gets! Awesome oatmeal stout that comes in a 4pk for the same price as a bomber of something comparable.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 00:14:49 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-16-2013 02:23:09 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Velobrewer

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-13-2012 03:33:12 | More by Velobrewer
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strangebrew1981

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2013 22:52:32 | More by strangebrew1981
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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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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-07-2014 06:07:41 | More by gfg0020
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Danielbt

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-08-2012 21:17:23 | More by Danielbt
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KShophead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-02-2014 02:43:00 | More by KShophead
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KKB

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – This is just some pitch black goo, with almost no light let into the body at all. The head is a frothy wheat toast, albeit it is somewhat limited with only about a finger of height, though it does appear rather sticky—and this is proven by the goodly amount of lacing it leaves down the sides of my glass. Looks like a good brew right here.

S – Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a sugary sweetness as well. Smells pretty good, though I’m a little disappointed. This doesn’t really have the typical smells of a good oatmeal stout. We shall see though.

T – But you know what, I have immediately eaten my words. This tastes great. I’m utterly partial to oatmeal stouts which doesn’t help and unbiased rating, but this does taste rather delicious. A lot of dark chocolate, you can definitely taste the burnt malt as well though, giving it a kind of cool interplay between bitter and sweetness that results in a rather fine beer. Not outstanding flavor, but still very good and very well crafted.

M – The mouthfeel is just about spot on, very close to what I hope for from any stout. The body is closer to full than medium, but it is still a little bit on the light side which is the only thing keep this mouthfeel from being perfect. Otherwise, just the right amount of carbonation (not much, which is consistent with a good stout), smooth if somewhat caustic on the taste buds. Nice mouthfeel.

O – I do recommend this little lady. I mean, if you are staring at Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout and this, obviously side with the former, but this is definitely worth a try. It is a very good oatmeal stout and deserves recognition as such. Job well done…After all this I JUST saw that it is a 9.2% ABV beer. What? This is incredibly well disguised. That’s going to get a good .5 added to the flavor for sure. Nice job indeed.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 05:33:08 | More by KKB
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JedSeed

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-12-2012 07:38:28 | More by JedSeed
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Not quite black, a very dark brown pour. Good sized and very dense chocolate milk-colored head. Solid lacing and great thick lacework left behind.

S: Interesting aroma. Smells more like a toasted malt than a roasted malt. Notable oatmeal and a little bit of char.

T: Lots and lots of oatmeal in this one. Heavy on the graininess from start to finish. Sweet, creamy oatmeal blends with a charry roasted malt and hints of chocolate to make for a really nice treat. Even get some bitter roasted coffee, particularly on the back end with hints of char and just enough oatmeal and chocolate to sweeten it up a bit.

M: Medium bodied and ultra smooth and creamy.

O: Really nice oatmeal stout, took me by surprise. Robust oatmeal flavor really balances out the roasted malt flavors, while lending such a creamy mouthfeel. Really good oatmeal stout, one of the best. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:51:20 | More by Dope
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Draught House.

Pours dark brown with a cream-colored head. The aroma is roasted malts with some chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt, coffee, cream and some chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium to thick and is pretty creamy. Low carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2010 21:34:42 | More by Mora2000
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MurphyMacManus

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler into pint glass

A: Opaque black with a short-lived tan head. I remember the head being better straight from the tap. Maybe my growler wasn't sealed properly.

S: Dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, coffee.

T/M: Bittersweet chocolate, raisins (?), more dark fruit, coffee, maybe molasses or brown sugar. Thick, chewy, viscous mouthfeel.

D: There's nothing wrong with it to take away from drinkability, but it is a bit strong for a session beer.

Serving type: growler

11-13-2010 06:41:01 | More by MurphyMacManus
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sea206

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed it from the bottle this evening with Camembert and dried Scallops and dried Salmon.
Very dark; black.
Toasty smell. Smooth, easy to drink, dark chocolaty yet creamy, hint of banana and orange peel. Best Stout I've had, I will seek this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 02:04:43 | More by sea206
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a black body with a quickly receding, bubbly, tan head.

Smell: Roasted, fire-singed barley accompanied by soft, sweet chocolate, ground coffee, and just a small hint of vanilla.

Taste: Roasty, malty tastes of slowly, carefully melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and coffee sweetened with vanilla-flavored sugar, though the chocolate perches on the tongue the longest for me. Light prune fruitiness. A slight earthiness perks up midway along with a roasty bitterness. More of that chocolate closes things out for the slowly drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Low carbonation making for an overall soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Though not the most attractive brew around, it's still a soundly sweet, mighty tasty stout and a nice surprise, as I had yet to try anything from Independence Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 19:10:57 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided that I was going to go on a fridge cleaning for the next week before I need to take a break for a while. Went with this mixed sixer last night in an attempt to clean out some lighter fare. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this was consumed on 11/03/2010.

Another new one for me I decided I just had to include last night as a night cap. Really dark pour here with a rich dark chocolate color that gave way to a huge head of tan that was nearly three inches high at one point before settling down and leaving jus a ton of lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Really just could not have looked much better aside from maybe a touch darker.

Aroma of rich dark malts, cocoa, cookie dough, hints of maple and brown sugar, very nicely done, warming did lead some of it to fade however and left just a touch of light vanilla and chocolate hanging in the air. Really full feel here with a nice and smooth creamy touch to it that really worked very, very nicely. Rich vanilla, caramel, maple and brown sugar coming through now again with loads of milk chocolate and a light touch of coffee in the finish. Not too filling and no where near to light, this one worked out quite well I have to admit.

Overall a really solid shot here from them. Served as a well placed night cap and I really could have easily had another when I was done. Good job all around.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 23:50:53 | More by mikesgroove
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beergoot

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good, black body with an excellently thick brown head.

Aroma hits you with chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, and caramel. There is a soft, grass like hop nose.

The taste is a rich, chocolate-y delight. Rich and complex with noir goodness. Bitter-sweet chocolate sweetness blends nicely with a medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is rich and smooth with a slightly sweet finish.

This is a well-made stout. Rich and delicious. Nicely balanced across the board. Worth the effort to find some.

Thanks to Tim from Houston for adding this into the beer trade...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 01:45:20 | More by beergoot
Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.