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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: 1,296
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 117
Gots: 149 | 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 fgmiele
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark sable color with light brown minimally foamy head..little to no lacing that disappears quickly. Smells slightly boozy from the age..malt and oat. Taste does not follow the nose..much more full bodied and developed. Milky, creamy, chocolate. No lactate or sour flavor like a typical oatmeal. Nice and chewy..silky and full in mouthfeel. Overall..aged extremely well and a full bodied flavorful taste..usually don't like oatmeals as much as milk stout, but not in this case.

fgmiele, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

bleedsblu, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

SocalKicks, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

WKyle, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SHerninko, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Tafyob41, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Fitze, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black color. One finger of light brown frothy/creamy head. Retention is lacking and just a wisp or two of lacing are left.

4.0 S: Roasted malts and chocolate up front. Oats are powerful in this and add their trademark oat aroma. Complex layers of caramel and molasses. Fairly simple, but very nice.

4.0 T: Taste is just as good. Roasted malts, semisweet chocolate, and oats are the strongest with nearly as much caramel and molasses.

4.25 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Very tasty beer. Good for a Friday night.

DavoleBomb, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

NYR_Rob, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

robotiks, May 03, 2014
Photo of Omnium
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Beermuda, 28x Tap Take-Over for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week
This version is the 2012 vintage.

A - Rich brown black color with half a finger of tan head no lacing.
S - Dark bitter malt and oat roasts, earthy hops, some dark chocolate.
T - Sweet roasted malt light toasted oats and grain, a little booze.
M - Super rich velvety texture, silky, just wonderful.
O - Great beer, its a shame this one isnt around anymore, but what a treat.

Omnium, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

atrocity, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

tommyguz, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SkinniePost, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

randylangford, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ohiobeer29, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of EvoRich
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm pretty new to the craft beer world. So as I was grabbing some Creme Brulee out of the cooler at my local pub, I also saw something called "oat". Cool, I've had some oatmeal stouts I've liked. And Southern Tier makes some other fantastic stuff, lets give this a try.... Bottle date is 9-19-2012. So I'm assuming this stuff is good for a few years.

Look: Not much head, may be due to it's 11% ABV. The little head you do get qucikly disappears and you're left with a very dark liquid. A little brownish red around the edges. Takes some aggressive swirling to make a head reappear only to leave as soon as it gets there.

Smell: Oats, alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Very "imperial stout" - ish. Maybe because it is one. Very sweet aroma.

Taste: I don't get much oatmeal taste. The first thing I notice is the alcohol, with an aftertaste of mainly coffee, but a little bit of hops. I really like the beer due to it's coffee aftertaste and the alcohol being up front. It has a very sweet overall taste to it, and the only way I can describe it is that it tastes like a good imperial stout.

Feel: Creamy, full bodied for sure. One of the thicker, creamier beers I've had.

Overall: I've heard talk that this beer is going to be retired. And that's a shame. I hope this isn't true. It, along with Creme Brulee, are some of my favorites from the Blackwater Series. I have yet to try Mokah which I'm looking forward to. But "oat" is great. Of all the oatmeal stouts I've had, it's number 1.

EvoRich, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

theandychrist, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of itsscience
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with no light around the edges and a finger of tan head that reduces to nothing in short order. It smells great with notes of chocolate, oatmeal, toasted oats, rum soaked raisins, and clean malts. The taste is alcoholic throughout with sweet malts, burnt toast, bitter hops, and plum. It has a medium body and leaves an alcohol burn at the end.

itsscience, Apr 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

buzzy, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Soncheebs
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Jet Black, motor oil with a frappy chocolatey head that had very poor retention (whiddled down to essentially a few bubbles and a little filmy texture at top) within 1 minute of the pour. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Coffee, dark chocolate, oats, malt, rum raisin, vanilla, just about in that order of potency.
Taste: Chocolate/coffee at the tip of the taste but you are immediately blasted with a overpowering malt that almost overdoes it but manages to sit back just in time to enjoy some of the subtler notes and after tastes of vanilla, chocolate, rum soaked raisins, and of course oatmeal. Even a bit hoppy in the middle there, actually quite complex of a mid taste.
Mouthfeel: For the gravity of the beer as it seemed throughout the pour, I was surprised that it was a little light in the mouth, not nearly as syrupy as I expected and this worked tremendously.

Overall: Very well done, complex stout that you will enjoy tremendously.

Soncheebs, Mar 27, 2014
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.