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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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Ratings: 1,263
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 109
Gots: 141 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of Jmamay22

New York

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure I've ever had an Imperial Oatmeal Stout, but I'm looking forward to the experience as Southern Tier has yet to disappoint me.

This one pours a viscous black used motor oil. Pours like syrup and unfortunately generates no head. I was afraid I was going to have to squeeze the bottle to get everything out. Of course no head means no lacing.

Smells like chocolate. More chocolate than any Imperial Stout I've ever experienced. No hop bitterness as in your standard Imperial Stout. This one seems to be pure sweetness. With the chocolate are hints of coffee, but there is no roasted or burnt qualities like other stouts. A hint of anise spicing.

Sipping reveals the bitterness that was lacking in the nose, but I'm getting ahead of myself as that’s on the finish. This is lip smacking good! Tastes of sweet chocolate, but not in a cocoa sense and instead of a creamy chocolate. After warming to a temperature closer in range of 55 to 60 Fahrenheit instead of the suggested 48 Fahrenheit I find more of the caramel flavors I thought were initially missing. The sweetness evolves into a spicier flavoring and reminds me more of a Belgian Imperial Stout with a hint of anise. Finish consists of an alcohol and hop bite.

Mouthfeel is stupendous and is the most fascinating aspect of this beer. Extremely viscous, thick and amazingly smooth makes sipping this beer very enjoyable. Very low amounts of carbonation enhance the mouthfeel. Drinkability is dangerously high for this brew, but I will note that the bottle marks this one at 11% rather than the 12.5% listed on Beeradvocate. Highly recommended stout as we move into the colder months.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2007 00:29:04 | More by Jmamay22
Photo of keanex

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From bottle with no date. Poured into my scotch glass as it's the closest thing I have to a snifter.

A: Pitch black with no sign of a head. Looks like flat soda.

S: Sweet chocolate with oats coming through. This smells great, sweet with a slight dark chocolate coming through. Very good!

T: Sweet chocolate upfront with a bitter thick dark chocolate coming through at the end and a nice dry finish from the oats. This is sweet, but sweet done right.

M: Thick and syrupy with slight carbonation.

O: This is really sweet, but good at the same time. There's a good balance of sweet up front with a nice bitter dry finish. This is definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 01:40:56 | More by keanex
Photo of nerdrocker101


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a solid black with a creamy, tan head. Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, and oats. Wonderful smell with a taste to match. Full body with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. I could definitely drink this with breakfast. If I could only find a way to make my coffee pot brew one cup of beer at a time.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 19:41:48 | More by nerdrocker101
Photo of spdyfire83


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

34th Review
On-tap at The Bavarian Lodge
Served in Bavarian Lodge snifter.

L: Burnt, dark, roasted coffee with 0.25 fingernail pour.

S: Mix of sweet, caramel, vanilla with a hint of roasted malt.

T: Smoked cocoa combined with sweet vanilla bean. Very sweet. Well-balanced and smooth.

M: Light carbonation for the style, but smooth and crisp.

O: Well put-together and nice. I really enjoyed this treat and love to get my hands on ST brews! Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2011 05:26:05 | More by spdyfire83
Photo of ommegangpbr

New York

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My bottle says this is 11% strong.
Oat is good, solid and tasty in every which way. I don't think I've really cared for oatmeal stoats a whole lot before but this one clearly works when doubled up.
Sweetness is strong and a little bit cloying by itself, but when paired with dark, bitter chocolate this beer is a beautiful dream. The coffee character, as well as the slight oatmeal notes harmonizes in a delicious way.
Wait for this fellow to warm up. All of its goodness will show itself when closer to room temperature. This isn't very very special, in my opinion, but it's very good. Considering the very competitive category this holds its own very well. Oat ought to be included in a double stout side by side.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2007 03:16:36 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of xnicknj


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass

Pours a viscous inky black with a slight tan head which disappears quickly leaving almost no lacing on the glass.

The nose blooms with dark roasted malts, hints of chocolate and cocoa, some vanilla sweetness and slight alcohol warmth.

The flavors are connected closely to the scents, as plenty of roasty, warm flavors and dark, almost bitter malt with oats begin. Dark chocolate and vanilla with some smoky tendencies swirl as some boozier warmth becomes apparent. Finishes long, dry, a little sweet, and warm.

Full bodied and lingering dryness in the feel, but this is still very palatable, especially at 11%.

Quality imp stout, which isn't overly sweet and avoids too much heat despite higher alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 03:37:44 | More by xnicknj
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
Binny's Orland

Southern Tier's Oat gurgles from the bottle like a quart of oil.Pours black without a hint of light being able to sneak through. The beers body is so black it just swallows any light in it's path. A small ecru head formed on a hard pour and just wouldn't grow any farther. The head disappeared quickly and the swirling looked like our galaxy swirling in space. The collar did stick around though.

The nose is good but not near as intense as I expected for a brew this huge. Smell has a solid dark fruitiness up front and throughout. Blackberry, black raspberry and a faint hint of bing cherries Roasty malts and mild coffee comes through in the middle. Spicy booziness toward the back combines with a distance but noticeable pine/aspirin like hoppiness. The berries are noticeable throughout.

Flavor is right in step with the aroma. Roasted grain and black coffee mingle very nicely with the dark berries. Light cream on the finish along with the pine and aspirin like hoppiness. This beer is a mind bender. It seems to change with each sip either showing more fruit, coffee, or hoppiness. That's one aspect I really enjoy, an ever evolving brew.

The mouthfeel is heavenly. Heavy bodied but incredibly silky smooth. Just lays on the tongue with hardly any carbonation noticeable. Excellent mouthfeel!

Drinkability is good considering the abv. I could sip this till I fall asleep and tonight it will probably be as soon as this bomber disappears.

Another good brew from Southern Tier. This is from the Blackwater series. Is this the first? And what's the difference from the Imperial series? Is the Blackwater series all stouts? Enough ramblin' I just want to try them all.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 02:39:06 | More by joe1510
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and grain. Coffee and chocolate are definitely present along with some noticeable oatmeal, definitely more so that traditional oatmeal stouts. Mouthfeel is good, though I would prefer it to be a little heavier.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 04:49:09 | More by hckyfn9999
Photo of koopa

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

220z bomber consumed on 3/26/10.

Appearance: Pours black with a creamy khaki 1 finger crown that displays moderate head retention and lacing.

Smell: A strong lightly roasted milk chocolate malt smell with a hint of alcohol.

Taste: A light hop and alcohol tinge over chocolate malt.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: The richness and the high abv challenge me a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 01:08:49 | More by koopa
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/29/08. Bottle, 2007 batch. Poured a dark brown, with some nice dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, faint oat. Taste of chocolate (same chocolate malt as in Choklat, tasted like tootsie rolls), dark fruits, alcohol, bitterness. Mouthfeel was thick, sticky, some burn in the finish from the alcohol. I really enjoyed this one!
9/4/8/4/16 (4.1/5)

Update 9/24/08: Batch 2008. Definitely not as good, perhaps it needed some age? Lots of hops and vegetables (asparagus). Only a slight hint of roasty malt goodness. Nothing like the 2007 batch. I didn't change my rating but I am disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 02:29:30 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of Scotchboy


4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Oat, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint and shared with the wife.

A: Opaque & viscous, with a small amount of khaki/brown head and low retention.

S: Oat, lactose, sugar, chocolate, sweetness, cream, chocolate ice cream, rich decadent sweetness, faint coffee house, caramel, faint roast, light alcohol.

T: Lots of malt; dark malts, roasted malts, crystal malts, chocolate malts, hint of smoke, molasses, definite flaky oatmeal character. Big and full, rich flavors, like oatmeal/chocolate fudge cake. Faint coffee & some alcohol burn round out the palette.

MF: Moderately viscous mouthfeel, dryish burn, light bitterness.

O: Pleasant, but not extremely quaffable, more of an Imperial sipper. In my opinion, these Blackwater Series beers are bigger than they need to be, though for the most part they are tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 15:33:28 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin tan head that quickly faded away and left very delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of chocolate and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but is much stronger and intensifies even more as the beer warms up. There are also some notes of coffee beans and oatmeal in the flavor.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate and coats the mouth. A light amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is quite drinkable considering its strength because the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 02:38:23 | More by metter98
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My fiancee and I picked up this dark beauty in honor of our official engagement: 09 November 2009.

Served at cellar temperature, 45 degrees F, and from there enjoyed throughout the temperature spectrum. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter glass. ABV is denoted as 11.0%.

Part of Southern Tier's "Blackwater" series, this brew's color befits its background: "as dark as a moonless night," as the brewery describes it, with ruby-red highlights showing themselves along the edges. A short tan head rises and falls quicker than a waning moon; lacing is as untraceable as the new moon in a morning sky.

A dark and delectable aroma entices the senses, with notes of dark roast, unsweetened chocolate, dried figs and black cherries wafting into the nose.

Rich, chewy, and full-bodied, with a very light carbonation that accentuates the thickness and provides explanation for the quickly-dissipating head. Decadent flavors of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, figs and dark pit fruits play across the palate, melding with a heavy bittering edge and a powerful alcoholic warmth that carries well into the chest, making this a perfect sipper and winter warmer. Finishes with a lingering chocolate-caramel malt fade and a warming glow.

Drinkability is not the number one trait of this beer, with the 11.0% ABV hitting the head and chest hard and the heavy-handed bitterness storming the palate, but this is nevertheless a wonderful and complex brew that could certainly stand up to some aging. The creamy characteristics typical of oatmeal stouts are unable to truly present themselves here thanks to the ale's weightiness, but this certainly doesn't detract from the overall appeal of this black beauty; undoubtedly, underneath and though undetectable, it serves its purpose well and only enhances the depth of this creation.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 05:24:08 | More by superdedooperboy
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite possibly the mother of all Oatmeal stouts with respect to strength, robustness, flavor, and
mouthfeel, this hefty brew packed quite a punch both in taste and ABV...
Pours a jet-black, ebony hue with a slightly reddish, tan frothy head that soon dissipated and left a minor amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Copped this 2007 version from The Palisade Liquor Store in Jersey City for $6.99...
Very robust, thick, full-bodied flavor with an undeniable presence of alcohol well-tempered by a strong dose of roasted malts, rich chocolate, and dark espresso...
Creamy, thick, rich mouthfeel with a moderate level of drinkability due to the high ABV and super-sweet, ultra-rich flavors...
Job well done by Southern Tier...
If you like Oatmeal Stouts, consider this a bigger, badder version of what you're used to...

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 23:58:02 | More by dsa7783
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has a pretty rich nose...I get some chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruit immediately. Upon pouring, heavy molasses showed up as well, making it a very rich brew on the nose. In fact, the chocolate seemed to disappear and it was just richly sweet.

Pours midnight black...little to no head showing up at all. No big surprises here.

Taste is a very sweet one, which I suppose is what makes it an "imperial" oatmeal stout. Loads of molasses accompanied with dark fruit dominate the body of this beer. A very sugary stout (though nowhere near some of their others). A roasted note does show up at the backend for balance, with a touch of bitterness closing it out, allowing for a little roasted note to linger afterwards. Mouthfeel is pretty dang oily here...there's no doubt this is an imperial stout. Really though, it is a pretty big, sweet, dark fruit bomb for the most part.

Not bad. Honestly, I really don't know taste wise what makes this an oatmeal stout. I won't pretend to. It just comes across as a thick, sweet stout with minimal roasted and hop bitterness in the back. Tasty though, especially for the ridiculous ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 01:26:00 | More by NODAK
Photo of lifebeer

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

got this one from new england beverage co.:

a. pours a dark chocolate, with the slowest developing head ever--starts out dark and cascading bubbles slowly turn visible until a half finger of espresso colored head is left

s. roasted malts, chocolate and some citrus

t. oatmeal and malts, nuttiness, and especially milk chocolate

m. thick, round and sticky

d. decent drinkability, but feels like a meal, a sipper

definitely a sipper, thick and bold, some of the most amazing body, will probably buy again

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 02:34:11 | More by lifebeer
Photo of cmq103

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Newcastle Brown Ale Schooner glass.

Appearance: Super dark brown, almost black with a minimal light brown head which quickly dissipated to a thin beige ring. Minimal lacing as I tilted the glass for a sip, which disappeared once the glass was held upright. This is one dark beer!!

Smell: Not as aromatic as the Souther Tier Mokah I just drank a few nights ago. I had to really breath in deep to catch the sweet oats, roasted malt & barley, molasses with maybe a little bit of chocolate. With a second deep inhale I caught some mild booziness at the end. No hoppy aroma in this one.

Taste: The taste is definitely better than the smell. Very thick and chewy combination of roasted sweet oats, barley, burnt sugar, finishing with mild chocolate and molasses booziness at the end. Great flavor, but a little on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: Although very thick of chewy, this beer manages a creamy texture on the tongue. Carbonation is minimal, which is par for the style. This goes down easy considering the 11% ABV, which is well hidden.

Overall: The Russian Imperial Stout is my favorite among the strong stouts but I felt the need to branch out to the different strong stout styles. This one is a slow sipping dessert style beer. I can't imagine having more than one or two in a sitting. The 22 oz. bottle is perfect size for sampling this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 21:41:08 | More by cmq103
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a dark tan head; not much retention, but it leaves a nice leg.

S: Chocolate, molasses, dark bread, spice, sherry & some fusil alcohol.

T: Plenty of dark chocolate, molasses, dark bread, nuts, light spicing; good bitterness, alcohol is warming (though I wouldn't have thought it was THAT high!).

M: Thick body is smooth & creamy, with the oats really cutting the roasted acidity.

D: Fairly drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 23:34:55 | More by Derek
Photo of froghop


4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a jet black with a thin khaki head, and some lacing.

smell of milk chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker.

taste is thick, smooth, chocolate, nuts, espresso, oatmeal, vanilla, and some licorice, a sourness to it, ends a little dry and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 07:07:46 | More by froghop
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass at track 84

The bar is dark, but this beer seems to be a bane to all light, completely pitch black with a dark tan fluffy head on top. Really tight lacing.

Aroma is of rich toffee, coffee and a hint of chocolate, there is some dried fruit and a subtle aroma of brandy.

Taste: Incredibly rich and dark and heavy on the palatte, there is a strong enough hop character to bring balance to the ridiculously strong roasted malt and grainy flavor. Finishes somewhat sweet, however still dries the mouth out... odd

Overall: This is a really big beer in every way that is not for the faint of heart. Although i found it maybe to be slightly less complex than i was expecting, another outstanding extreme stout from the brewers at southern tier.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2008 04:36:02 | More by YankChef
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz fresh bottle out of the fridge into a large snifter twice. Glad to see this one come back. A cool image of a horse eating some oats on the label. How appropriate.

A- Southern Tier Oat pours out a deep black color with an apparent thickness to it. Once settled in the glass it is 100% black with a dark tan head. This foam rose to an inch and stuck around for a bit. Oat has some spotty lacing going on. This brew has some legs to it.

S- This imperial oat bomb has huge scents of roast maltiness and barley with some chocolate and a bit of charcoal/smokiness. A nice amount of flaked oats. If you try hard enough you can pick up some hops with warming.(Columbus & Willamette)

T- An imperial oatmeal stout indeed with a thick and lively taste. Oat burst out with huge caramel maltiness and burnt sugars with molasses. An apparent bittering quality with the two hop types used. Some creamy milk chocolate with slight dark fruits. A shot of coffee as well in the background. Not as much of an oat bomb as expected but enough to be deserving of an "imperial" title.

M- Oat is a very thick & flavorful stout that one needs to be in the mood to drink 22oz of it. An overall sweetness in the mouth with bitterness. With that said the 11% does come into play in the taste and mouth but I feel it adds another layer to this imperial & I give it a pass. The bitterness may get in the way after 10oz or so so be prepared or share.

D- 11% is nothing to scouf at so i took my time with this one & i'm glad I did as i feel the effects now standing. This is not one to open for a night cap on it's own but rather with a hearty meal. This is great for sharing. Why cant these come in 12oz bottles. If they did I would drink this on the regular.

Another solid entry from Southern Tier(who is always pushing the envelope in this blackwater series) & my 2nd favorite in this line up under choklat.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 22:23:32 | More by BARFLYB
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aged for about 2 years, poured from their bomber bottle...

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.

Smell - Wow, smells like liquid char, roasted malts, molasses, licorice, dark soy sauce, definitely picking up some cooked oats along the back, and light booze.

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.

Mouthfeel - Just above medium, almost creamy and very smooth, although not mouthcoating, which I almost expected from a big oatmeal stout. Carb is on the lower side, and smooth and foaming across the tongue. There are some slight edges at the back of the tongue. Still very drinkable, but this is to be sipped to taste and appreciate the flavors mentioned above.

Overall - This is a very good oatmeal stout, not watery in the least, but I wanted a bit more of a substantial weight and coating of the mouth. I appreciate the absence of chocolate and coffee, and appreciated the flavor and the smoothness of the oats. A flavorful and well balanced oatmeal stout, and one that you should try.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 03:52:04 | More by blackcompg
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 fl oz, poured into a pint glass.

I'm making my spread pool picks for tomorrow's NFL games, so why not have a beer while I'm at it?

It's very dark brown, as one would expect from an imperial stout, quite nice looking. With an aggressive pour, it forms a 1 1/2 cm caramel colored head that does not last very long. So far, so good.

It smells very, very sweet; toffee sweet, in fact. Hints of coffee, caramel, and as one would expect, oatmeal. I'm not picking anything hoppy in the nose. Optimistic.

Good lord, this is sweet. You can really taste the alcohol in this one, as well as dark fruit, coffee, toffee, and the usual imperial stout suspects. Don't get me wrong; I love a beer with some kick, but holy mackarel, this hits like Clay Matthews.

Mouthfeel is good, not great. The alcohol and dark fruit sweetness is almost off-putting. Aside from that, it's full-bodied and well-carbonated.

Overall, okay. I wish it had more to balance out the sweetness. Or I could have cooked a good medium rare steak to mitigate it. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 00:13:07 | More by bogus564
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A- Pours a very viscous brown almost black color. The very minuscule head appears very sticky and leaves a film on the side of the glass even after the majority of the lacing diapers.
S- A very dark roasted malt aroma with a prune and fig undertone. A very high ABV is apparent.

T- Although this is a very good beer, I'm a little disappointed after all the hype and attention my friends have given this brew. A sweet dark malt flavor with some syrupy chocolate aftertaste. After several "tastes" the sweet taste backs away leading to a tobacco/dip type flavor.

MF- Very smooth considering the ABV. Not a chewy as I would have expected with an almost silky feel. The beer is a lot smoother after it warms up and settles in the glass.

D-Although this beer is very drinkable for a 12%ABV and I would drink more of this, it is not as exciting as Choklat or Crème Brulee. This is an obvious sipping beer and would prefer to share this with others on a cool Autumn evening.

I really want to like this beer, but something is missing. I can't quite put my finger on it. Southern Tier is still in my top three as far as breweries, but this beer is just not as good as I expected. Yes, it is great, just not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 00:35:57 | More by iuhophead87
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black, faint dark brown highlighted into my snifter. Great to swirl and watch the viscous liquid try to hold on for dear life to the inside of the glass. No head and no carbonation visible. The aroma is a warm, oaty, malty, chocolatey feeling and smelling beer. The smell gives you a great precursor to hat you can expect this beer to taste like. The first sip is a bittersweet dark chocolate, vanilla, and marshmellow malt. Lets not forget the coffee and hints of toffee amidst this hotly alcoholic beer. Very creamy, warming, and oily palated beer. Great for sipping and swirling.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2008 04:28:30 | More by scruffwhor
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,263 ratings.