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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: 1,331
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 128
Gots: 157 | FT: 4
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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

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Beer added by: John on 12-17-2004

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Photo of elect1960
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of medium brown foam on top of a black body with some minor, ruby highlights. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Dark, bready malt with some chocolate and toffee.

T - Thick, dark malt with notes of black bread, molasses, and caramel. A more roasted character comes out in the middle as chocolate and light coffee appear. Finishes with more molasses and notes of licorice, dark chocolate, and dark caramel.

M - A thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Thick and complex, like all of Southern Tier's stouts, but still fairly drinkable for a beer of this strength. The balance definitely favors malt and a sweet finish but there is enough roast character and malt bitterness to prevent it from becoming excessive the way some other sweet, strong stouts tend to.

Photo of isualum12
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark as night with a great looking headon the glass. We enjoyed this beer last night at an imperial stout party here in Boise

This was easily one of my high lights from over 50+ tastes on the night. Great job bringing the thick tasty stout to life on my toung without to much c02.

Moderate toasted malt with dark bread and a light coffee aroma. There is a flavor ofwith some yeastiness, figs, and plums.

Southern delivers again. We really need more access to them here in Boise.

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dejrrma
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$4.75 for 8 oz pour at the Porter.

a-Served in a tulip with absolutely no head. it is jet black and looks very still. no lacing.

s- not very much going on in terms of smell, some chocolate and coffee.

t- it tastes like a mix between a coffee stout and a milk stout. it's slightly hoppy and there's a strong chocolate presence. It's roasted and malty.

m- it's creamy and full-bodied with moderate carbonation and well-balanced. the 11% alcohol is hardly noticeable. this was my favorite part about the beer.

o- this was an okay stout. I'm glad I tried it but I'm also glad I didn't pay $9-$10 for a big bottle.

Photo of marct
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear black with a slight creamy taupe head. There is minimal lacing that leaves rings on a snifter glass.

Moderate toasted malt with dark bread and a light coffee aroma. There is a suggestion of spruce along with some yeastiness, figs, and plums.

Light combination of sweet and bitter flavors with a modest balance between malt and hops and a short finish.

Oat, Vintage 2009, has a dense body with a smooth, creamy texture that is drying with light alcohol.

Despite the high alcohol, this is an easy-drinking beer that improves significantly with warmth.

Photo of teromous
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

ABV is 10.8%

A: It pours a dark syrupy brown color, leaving a fluffy tan head which mirrors the color of the label (not the one displayed here, which is dull and looks desaturated). It fades and leaves a small ring around the glass, like most stouts would. I get no lacing that sticks from this beer...just some caviar bubbles that roll off the sides.

S: I smell coffee, some dark chocolate, and alcohol.

T: It tastes very good. The strength of the beer and flavor put on the show of an aged whiskey. It has lots of dark character, tasting like roasted coffee and bourbon mixed together.

M: The mouthfeel stood out to me before I could even fully taste the beer. It is exceptionally smooth, perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness on the palate, with amazingly perfect carbonation.

O: Overall I think this is an awesome beer. If you have friends that are whiskey drinkers, this is the perfect beer for them. The "Oat" title makes it sound like it's going to be a grainy flavored slick beer, but it seriously tastes rich and feels smooth like it was aged...it's that good...and it just has this nice roasted flavor. I would buy it again, and I will enjoy the rest of this!

Photo of PeteRiz
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of atr2605
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours black with a foamy tan head
S-roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, plums
T-more roasted malt, cocoa, and dark fruit/plums. Coffee doesnt come in to play in the flavor.Hops provide a nice bitterness balance to counteract the big sweet flavors.
M-full bodied and creamy
O-Very well balanced stout with great flavor.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a DFH snifter. 10/11/11 laser etched on the bottle.

Pours pitch black with a finger of off white foam. Doesn't appear to be as viscous as I'd expect for a beer of this size. Aroma is redolent of roasted malt, plum, and a bit of booze.

First sip is very nice. Quite a bit of residual sweetness with a bitter finish, and the viscosity is certainly there in the mouthfeel. Tastes a bit boozy as well. As it warms, the bitterness and booze become more pronounced. Still there is a nice bit of plum sweetness and roasty astringency.

Very smooth finish - feels slick on the tongue. I feel the biggest detractor is the alcohol burn - I think this would benefit from a little age.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.