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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: 1,304
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 118
Gots: 147 | 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:
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(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
Photo of towlea25
5/5  rDev +22%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of rdb4942
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

rdb4942, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of RViator325
4/5  rDev -2.4%

RViator325, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Rob315
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of godmare
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

godmare, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Faina
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Faina, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
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
Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev -2.4%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
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
Photo of GreatPumpkin
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GreatPumpkin, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of CowsCanBark
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
Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -2.4%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Krystal43551
5/5  rDev +22%

Krystal43551, Dec 31, 2011
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of PhineasGage
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

PhineasGage, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Lantern, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of coachdonovan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

coachdonovan, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jklema, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of twowheelssoar
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

twowheelssoar, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – Light khaki head towers above the glass. Fantastic retention and nice lace. Dark brown/black body.

S – Light raisin, tart red wine, light oat, and lactose sugar.

T – Acidic coffee and a dry red wine fruitiness. Semi-sweet oat center. Rolling malt and dark chocolate backend. Acidity shows up again on the finish.

M – Thick, smooth, full roasty body.

O – A bit acidic and not what I expected out of an oatmeal stout, but the profile definitely grew on me throughout the night.

vfgccp, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of uwmgdman
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter this stout pours jet black with a moderate tan head that diminished to a thin skim and left a few wisps of lace. The aroma is moderately roasty, bittersweet chocolate, with hints of booze and spicy hops. The flavor is very malty--roast and bittersweet. The beer warms the belly and is velvety smooth. The carbonation is moderate and body silky full. Overall a tremendous stout-recommend.

uwmgdman, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured midnight black in my cigar city snifter. Decent light brown heading that looked amazing at first but after a few seconds went to a very thin lacing. Kind of flat and dead looking after a while.

From the nose I am getting the heavy oat that is suggested I would from the bottle. Nice chocolate notes pulling through and also a nice heavy spicey hop touch the nostrils. Some dark fruit aromas thrown in there as well.

Very heavy chocolately mocha flavor. Big heavy roasted malts and different spicey twang that I didn't expect. Black licorice in the finish with a heavier yet hidden hot alcohol.

Full bodied, smoother than smooth silkiness. Good carbonation. One of the very best mouthfeels you will get from a beer.

Overall a solid choice of a stout. Southern Tier is becoming my favorite RIS brewers in the country.

TheFightfan1, Dec 21, 2011
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.