Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kuaff:
4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Oat in a snifter at cellar temperature. The bottle reads 10.8% ABV rather than 11%.
A beautiful black body this beer has, and a one-finger, chocolaty brown head which quickly reduces to a mellow ring of foam and some froth partially covering the surface.
Smells a bit of espresso, vanilla, and some lusciously sweet milk chocolate, And, unlike most oatmeal stouts I've tried up till now, it actually smells like oats! Like, it's amazingly a LOT like oatmeal. A pleasant little touch of booze lets me know what I'm in for...
I'll be damned! It even TASTES like oatmeal! A bit of molasses, chocolate milk, and earthy dark chocolate in the finish round out a very memorable flavor impression.
The feel is thick, but also so very silky smooth. And creamy. They pretty much nailed it.
This is one of those distinctively delicious brews that I never forget. It's about time someone imperialized the traditional oatmeal stout. I've always found the oats in standard ones to generally be much too subtle, if present at all. This is not the case with this. THIS delivers the oats... assertive oats. The oats in this stout will NOT be ignored. This stout will bash you over the head with a big sack of oats... and then you'll ask for more. Or at least I did.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 23:34:24 | More by Kuaff
More User Reviews:
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
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