Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.48/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bomber into snifter glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep-brown nearly black color with a tiny thin wisp of tan foam. The foam fades very fast to leave almost no lacing. Upon swirling the beer in the glass it is seen to be quite sticky with it slowly sliding down the sides of the glass back to the body of the beer.
Smell – The aroma is lighter then would have been anticipated. It was largest of a sweeter caramel and roasted malt aroma. There are notes of oat and some chocolate and coffee mixed with in. A light alcohol aroma is present as well rounding out the smell.
Taste – The taste begins rather sweet. It starts of caramel with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Toward the middle of the flavor, an oat flavor comes to the tongue with some darker fruit flavors of plum and raisin. It has a very nice flavor here and then transitions nicely to a very different, but equally pleasurable flavor blend. Bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt come at the end with many of the sweeter flavors losing some strength. When combined with the oat flavor as well as a light alcohol flavor, it creates a roasted, dark, bitter, warming feel on the tongue. It is quite nice.
Mouthfeel – The brew coats the mouth and smothers it in all its great flavors. The body of the beer is chewy and thick with a lower level of carbonation level. The feel is fantastic for the bitter and dark flavors of the beer, as well as the warming alcohol taste.
Overall – Very nice. I love the smooth flavor transitions in this one. It starts out sweet and then moves to more roasty and bitter. The feel helps with both the great flavors as well as the transition of those flavors. Really a tasty and enjoyable beer to drink. Grab one, sit back and sip slowly.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2012 00:43:30 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Super dense black hue with a dense gorgeous brown head. The head ebbed quietly by and left light lacing.
The aroma is creamy like a milk stout, with some lactose like scent. The oat is prevalent and I detect chocolate, caramel and toffee, coffee and roast.
The flavor follows the nose to a tee. Nough said.
The feel is thick and full, smooth and velvety. The ABV is said to be nearly 11 pct but Damn I don't feel it.
This is my bread and butter, so I may be a bit eschew, but I absolutely fell in love with this.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 23:35:11 | More by KYGunner
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.