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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 18
Gots: 54 | 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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msanborn, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

StoneBrewFanatic, Oct 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

KKB, Jan 03, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

Dope, Jul 17, 2013
Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.