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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
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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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kcvic

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-02-2013 07:43:34 | More by kcvic
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-01-2013 22:33:59 | More by Houser
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-01-2013 01:56:05 | More by Casey3236
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dvmky

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-24-2013 01:54:09 | More by dvmky
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-17-2013 21:39:07 | More by Zimm
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2013 14:09:44 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque but clear jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light tan head that reduces to a large patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted and chocolate malts with some lighter notes of coffee beans.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of roasted and chocolate malts along with a lighter flavor of milk chocolate. There are some light flavors of coffee beans and a moderate amount of oatmeal flavors as well. Light amounts of sweetness upfront and a touch of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium to full bodied with just slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy, coats the inside of your mouth.

O: The rather high ABV is extremely well hidden in this beer and there is a nice balance between the sweetness and roastiness - all of this makes this beer very easy to drink and enjoy. I recommend sipping this one and it is going down well on the first really cold night of the autumn (and the first night where we saw some snow flurries).

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 02:45:05 | More by dbrauneis
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oat in a snifter at cellar temperature. The bottle reads 10.8% ABV rather than 11%.

A beautiful black body this beer has, and a one-finger, chocolaty brown head which quickly reduces to a mellow ring of foam and some froth partially covering the surface.

Smells a bit of espresso, vanilla, and some lusciously sweet milk chocolate, And, unlike most oatmeal stouts I've tried up till now, it actually smells like oats! Like, it's amazingly a LOT like oatmeal. A pleasant little touch of booze lets me know what I'm in for...

I'll be damned! It even TASTES like oatmeal! A bit of molasses, chocolate milk, and earthy dark chocolate in the finish round out a very memorable flavor impression.

The feel is thick, but also so very silky smooth. And creamy. They pretty much nailed it.

This is one of those distinctively delicious brews that I never forget. It's about time someone imperialized the traditional oatmeal stout. I've always found the oats in standard ones to generally be much too subtle, if present at all. This is not the case with this. THIS delivers the oats... assertive oats. The oats in this stout will NOT be ignored. This stout will bash you over the head with a big sack of oats... and then you'll ask for more. Or at least I did.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 23:34:24 | More by Kuaff
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Dexters, madison. The mild-mannered aroma is the only drawback, here. It's an absolutely beautiful, opaque black, with a massive fluffy brown head. White lacing draws a precise contrast w/ the the brown head.

I feel like I'm drinking a real contender to the double stout crown, but one that's a bit short on complexity. The 11% alcohol is entirely well-hidden. The hop bitterness balances the sweet so well it creates the mirage of sweet french-roast coffee w/ cream. And the smoothness in the mouth is unsurpassed.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 05:23:39 | More by martyl1000
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-08-2013 17:17:19 | More by Benesi88
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hit728

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-05-2013 00:50:25 | More by hit728
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-04-2013 13:21:19 | More by papat444
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Ahuebner

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-03-2013 14:35:39 | More by Ahuebner
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-31-2013 23:58:21 | More by apasternak
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Brewing Company - Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout), poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a dark brown black and settles black with a mocha head that runs away. Some lacing.

Smell - Oatmeal, cream, and coffee with boozy hot malt. Sweet aroma.

Taste - Malt forward with coffee and some chocolate. Powerful oatmeal finish.

Mouthfeel - Moderately carbonated. Full body. Pretty boozy but at 11% duh. Good drinkability.

Overall - Super interesting, the cream adds a great twist to a typically thinner formula (non imperial oatmeal stout). This was a bit on the sweet side which takes something away from it, but otherwise not bad. Worth a shot if you want to expand your horizons a bit but I am sure there are better imperial oatmeal stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 12:05:34 | More by JMScowcroft
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-26-2013 21:34:56 | More by Drew88
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-22-2013 16:42:23 | More by RBorsato
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-19-2013 13:49:20 | More by RobertColianni
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-19-2013 02:15:57 | More by sludgegnome
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-18-2013 23:51:26 | More by jduprey007
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with no light passage. Short cocoa head with poor retention and no lacing. Nose is full of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and cream. Flavor is chocolate forward with notes of oat, cream, and building bitterness from the roast as the flavor progresses. Full flavor here. Mouthfeel is relatively thin for the gravity, but full bodied nonetheless. Overall, a flavorful imperial stout with nice oat presence.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 23:37:13 | More by homebrew311
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Deerslayer210

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-18-2013 01:21:25 | More by Deerslayer210
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-17-2013 13:43:45 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-17-2013 13:42:29 | More by Rasmon
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mkh895

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-16-2013 23:52:54 | More by mkh895
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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