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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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1,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 124
Gots: 148 | FT: 4
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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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%
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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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Oat, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint and shared with the wife.

A: Opaque & viscous, with a small amount of khaki/brown head and low retention.

S: Oat, lactose, sugar, chocolate, sweetness, cream, chocolate ice cream, rich decadent sweetness, faint coffee house, caramel, faint roast, light alcohol.

T: Lots of malt; dark malts, roasted malts, crystal malts, chocolate malts, hint of smoke, molasses, definite flaky oatmeal character. Big and full, rich flavors, like oatmeal/chocolate fudge cake. Faint coffee & some alcohol burn round out the palette.

MF: Moderately viscous mouthfeel, dryish burn, light bitterness.

O: Pleasant, but not extremely quaffable, more of an Imperial sipper. In my opinion, these Blackwater Series beers are bigger than they need to be, though for the most part they are tasty.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark wine-like purple with a small tan head and no lacing.

S: Sweet, malty and fruity. A bit boozy.

T/M: Really rich, flavorful blend of sweet, sugary malts, roasted oats, with some burnt bitter flavors balancing out the sweetness. Very earthy and complex. The alcohol comes through, but hidden better than it is in the smell.

O: A delicious, really layered and well-balanced stout with a lot going on. Heavy and super-rich and strong.

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

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Colour is a deep, dark brown. Barely any head whatsoever - just a thin ring.

Smell: Very rick malt aromas with a certain sweet and alcoholic quality. Just a hint of roasted/burnt character.

Taste: Very strong roasted and burnt malt flavours; bold and complex. There is a nice bitterness to it that evens out the sweet alcohol flavours. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a nice silky, creamy attribute. Mild carbonation keeps things interesting.

Overall: I love this beer. It's got good looks and good taste. What else can you ask for?

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.