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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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92
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1,307 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,307
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 120
Gots: 148 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 12-17-2004)
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Photo of marvin213
2.8/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

'Tis "black as a moonless night," but the tan head resembles more of a sun-soaked Irish girl than perhaps a California blonde. In other words, it's white with only a tinge. The nose, as you'd expect, is oaty. In this world of evermore, I can't help but want chocolate and coffee. Oh how I love beer and coffee....

Love the smooth oaty feel. I bet I could put my own sunburned Scotch-Irish ass in a tub full of this and it'd soothe and heal me! There is a bit of harshness in the aftertaste especially, a measure of this abv. Why's it got to be so strong, anyway? Oh yeah...evermore.

I taste oats. Go figure. I taste Willamette hops. Are they white? For a beer so dark, it tastes so pale. It's a bit of a disappointing dichotomy. It's like the bitter hops only prevent a sweet-candied, molassy mess. It's strong, and mostly smooth, but it's ehh.... There's just nothing neat about. To be frank, it's forgettable.

marvin213, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

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rdb4942, Jan 07, 2012
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Faina, Jan 05, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kind of hankering for a good stout, I'm sure this one will due.

Pours good with a two finger thick light brown colored head, and has a black colored body that shows off dark ruby red hues when held up to direct sunlight.

The aroma is woody, coffee, and burnt toast.

The taste is awesome. Sweet vanilla bean, dark chocolate, and fig.

Mouth feel wise, it's lightly carbonated, oily slick and smooth with a bit of alcohol warmth.

TheSarge, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very deep brown, almost black, but some brown highlights are noted against the light. A big tan head. Smells extremely malty. Tobacco, chocolate and charcoal on the nose. Some french toast present as well.

Not as big of a body as expected but still pretty big. Chewy and chocolaty with a touch of caramel. Good amount of hop presence balances everything out. Well blended flavors. Very solid beer that holds together extremely well.

A slight fruitiness comes forward after a bit bringing about a chocolate covered raisin type deal. Kind of like Raisin bran. Balance is amazing.

Definitely a beer that could be had for breakfast. Amazing beer, but I prefer Choklat.

jtierney89, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GreatPumpkin, Jan 02, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a thick, pitch-black with a small half-finger brown head. Very small amount of lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Dark malts, raisins and prunes, caramels, oats, cherries, overall dark fruity.

Taste: Very nice. Sweet malts in the forefront, with a roasty attribute. Chocolate and caramel penetrate the backend, with a definite oat based taste and light hoppy character. The alcohol is discernible, but definitely not overbearingly so. There is almost a creamy/milky character to the taste, it's divine.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and heavy body, very rich and creamy, it would be a sipper but it's so damn good!

Overall: I was expecting my first offering from Southern Tier to be good based on their reputation for good brewing, but this blew me away. An amazing oatmeal stout that sweet-tooths and hop heads alike could enjoy.

CowsCanBark, Jan 01, 2012
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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.