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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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

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Reviews: 665
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: John on 12-17-2004)
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. The beer is very dark, with just a small hint of light around the edge coming through as a deep deep ruby. A finger of solid milky tan head sits over top and there is a moderate carbonation working up the sides of my glass. I really like the compactness of the foam on this one. The aroma is solid ashy roast with a prevalent oat character with an undertone of solid pine and chocolate, with some fruity esters playing in there as well. It feels just a tad light to me, as I was expecting more force in the smell. The flavor is interesting. I get a strong pine hop and alcohol infusion that blends into a creamy oat that goes to a deep roast that gives ash impressions. It crescendos again with pine hop and a strong but pleasing bitterness. The flavor is bold, with a good bit of complexity. No flavor sticks around too long. I would like to see the alcohol flavors blend better, but I think some time will help that out. Mouthfeel is very thick and a bit slick. This one is distinctly drying to the sides of my tongue. Carbonation is very fine and bubbles are small. This is an enjoyable brew. The alcohol character seems to be settling in a bit as it warms. I think the pine hop is a little strong overall, but again, this would settle in as it ages. I think this one will only get better with age.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 01:59:57 | More by kmpitz2
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I'm pretty new to the craft beer world. So as I was grabbing some Creme Brulee out of the cooler at my local pub, I also saw something called "oat". Cool, I've had some oatmeal stouts I've liked. And Southern Tier makes some other fantastic stuff, lets give this a try.... Bottle date is 9-19-2012. So I'm assuming this stuff is good for a few years.

Look: Not much head, may be due to it's 11% ABV. The little head you do get qucikly disappears and you're left with a very dark liquid. A little brownish red around the edges. Takes some aggressive swirling to make a head reappear only to leave as soon as it gets there.

Smell: Oats, alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Very "imperial stout" - ish. Maybe because it is one. Very sweet aroma.

Taste: I don't get much oatmeal taste. The first thing I notice is the alcohol, with an aftertaste of mainly coffee, but a little bit of hops. I really like the beer due to it's coffee aftertaste and the alcohol being up front. It has a very sweet overall taste to it, and the only way I can describe it is that it tastes like a good imperial stout.

Feel: Creamy, full bodied for sure. One of the thicker, creamier beers I've had.

Overall: I've heard talk that this beer is going to be retired. And that's a shame. I hope this isn't true. It, along with Creme Brulee, are some of my favorites from the Blackwater Series. I have yet to try Mokah which I'm looking forward to. But "oat" is great. Of all the oatmeal stouts I've had, it's number 1.

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Pitch black with no light around the edges and a finger of tan head that reduces to nothing in short order. It smells great with notes of chocolate, oatmeal, toasted oats, rum soaked raisins, and clean malts. The taste is alcoholic throughout with sweet malts, burnt toast, bitter hops, and plum. It has a medium body and leaves an alcohol burn at the end.

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Appearance: Jet Black, motor oil with a frappy chocolatey head that had very poor retention (whiddled down to essentially a few bubbles and a little filmy texture at top) within 1 minute of the pour. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Coffee, dark chocolate, oats, malt, rum raisin, vanilla, just about in that order of potency.
Taste: Chocolate/coffee at the tip of the taste but you are immediately blasted with a overpowering malt that almost overdoes it but manages to sit back just in time to enjoy some of the subtler notes and after tastes of vanilla, chocolate, rum soaked raisins, and of course oatmeal. Even a bit hoppy in the middle there, actually quite complex of a mid taste.
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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.

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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