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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)

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1,263 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,263
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 109
Gots: 141 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: John on 12-17-2004)
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trying the 2008 version.

Pours an extremely dark brown, lots of bubbles. Theres a 1/3 inch mocha colored head. Lacing and head retention were par for the style and age.

Smell is of rich dark chocolate, burnt sugar, and espresso. There is also some dried figs mixed with slight oxidation.

Taste is somewhat like port, chocolate syrup, dried dark fruit, espresso, and booze are detected. For 11% the alcohol isnt overpowering and actually mixes nicely with the chocolate sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lighter than alot of imperial stouts. Carbonation levels are average, and head died down rather fast, not contributing much to the texture of beer.

Overall this beer is pretty good, lots of flavor mixed with a good amount of alcohol. Gonna drink the whole bomber tonight, paired nicely with some pinkberry chocolate and peanut butter yogurt. This beer is about 3 years old, which I suspect is just right in the amount of time aging. Cant imagine how boozy this beer would be fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 03:15:35 | More by angelmonster
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Appearance - Pours about 2 fingers of medium mocha colored foam, body is a very dark but slightly translucent deep brown garnet, the head dwindled to a cap fairly quickly and didn't leave much for lacing at the end of the glass.

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Taste - Quite a bit like the nose, begins with some sweet roasted malts, molasses, a touch of soy, a hint of dark fruits, I get some earthy grain flavors here too, possibly the oats, and longer into the finish I get a slight sourness like dark fruit peels, and a light taste of alcohol.

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,263 ratings.