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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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1,304 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 12-17-2004)
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Ratings: 1,304 | Reviews: 674 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

NvMyBeer, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Rutager
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a slightly thick, deep cola brown with a small dark tan head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Nice chocolate, some roasty malt, some graham crackers.

Taste. Sweet dark chocolate, molasses, dark bakers chocolate and coffee in the end. Just a little bit of acidity present.

Mouthfeel. Pretty full body with low+ carbonation. Just a little warmth.

Overall. Good beer, but maybe not quite as much for the style. I'd drink it again, for sure.

Rutager, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Chebyshev, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SteelCityHops89, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

cheers405, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

IrishColonial, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

mylar, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

UNCCTDawg, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Sensaray
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark dark brown very little light passing through with about 1/4 inch of tan head.

Smells like sweet oats mixed with chocolate and vanilla. Slight hint of alcohol appears after several sniffs. Caramel, cereal,

Slight alcoholic burn leads well into vanilla and dark chocolate.

Nice spice to the mouthfeel. Heavy and slightly creamy. Good level of carbonation.

Overall very tasty stout.

Sensaray, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Thingus, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

RandyKemka, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

joesc230, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

oldvines, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

PthPndr, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

whartontallboy, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mcorwin, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

somma4189, Dec 10, 2011
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.