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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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BA SCORE
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1,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 126
Gots: 149 | 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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Photo of RWLawman
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of biglite351
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - black as night but very little head.

S - very strong malts. Caramel and chocolate, almost molasses like. Mild bitter hops in the finish.

T - strong hit of chocolate, hops, malt and oak/oat. Bitter with a touch of alcohol in the finish.

M - full coating with mild tingle on sides of tongue with an alcohol burn in the throat.

D - flavor makes you want more, but the bitterness and alcohol burn make you want to stop. One bomber will do.

Photo of Pinkocd
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Anvilfarm
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of CORKSCREWFISH
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of myuncle
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of PeteRiz
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of GinsuDave
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Shilt
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Biggness
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured very dark nearly a black with no head thats I could see as well as no carbonation. The smell was nice mostly of chocolate and coffee. Thetaste was a little disapppointing the flavor of molasses overpowered most everything and made this not the easiest beer to drink. Don't get me wrong this is a finely crafted beer but the flavor of molasses was a little too much for me. The alcohol was well hidden and if not for the overpowering molasses flavor this would be something I would love to drink all the time :) On a side not this didn't have an oatmeal stout flavor to me @ all

Photo of johnrs
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of jborg
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of dbattey
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of champ103
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color. A small tan head forms, a recedes in a second. Light lace.
S: Lots of oatmeal and chocolate in the nose. Soft brownies and fudge. Very sweet, but excellent.
T: Oats, and chocolate. Some astringent roasted coffee, and a strange bitterness lingers.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Creamy and smooth. Not hard to drink, but I could not finish a bomber by myself.

Good, but like most Southern Tier stouts, this is something to share with a lot of people.

Photo of JDV
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bomber ordered from Archer Liquors
Pours dark black with a small tan head that doesn't last even with a violent pour. Smell is of marshmallows, oat, chocolate and a lot of alcohol coming through in the way of acetone, almost. Taste is creamy, smooth, and oily with a great carbonation level. More oatiness, chocolate, roast malt and marshmallowy goodness, but again the alcohol is huge, and is the only thing that keeps this from being awesome in my mind. If they scaled it back to maybe 8-9% or hid it better I'd love this stuff, but as hot as it is, It was just an enjoyable one time beer for me.

Photo of corby112
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA.

Pours pitch black wih a coffee colored head. Malty aroma of oatmeal, roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Lots of oatmeal and roasted chocolate maltiness i the flavor as well as a noticeable alcohol warmth. ABV not very well masked.

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured nearly black with a minimal and short-lived head. The carbonation level, nonetheless, is good. The high ABV is amazingly well hidden, even in the feel and nose. Full body with very smooth feel. Rich but not particularly complex flavor with plenty of very dark roasted malt and some oats.

Photo of Docer
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a bottle to try.. love oatmeal in stouts and reds...

- quick mocha finger of head down to a thin layer of scattered foam and a small ring. Jet brown brew.. can't see a thing through it..

- Nice slightly sweet grain bill.. oats, flakes, cheerios, cereal.. bready.. and a nice zingy hop presence.. touch of citrus. Dark roasty dryness.

- Sweet robust oats, grains, chocolate, sugars, and more caramel sweet sugars. Bitter zesty hop dryness and citrus and grassy finish. Overall tasty, spot on for the style, but as usual.. a bit too sweet.

- Creamy viscous heavy bodied, drying.. sticky sweet, chewy.

- Overall not bad, has a killer dry touch.. but is a bit sweet. Might turn out better after a couple of years.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Continuing the tradition of the First and Second Unorganized Invitational, I bring the start of the Third Unorganized Invitation. For those unfamilair, the "unorgainized" theme is for a stretch of beers which I celebrate the end of the school year with. This year, given it was the year I graduated, I poured more money into the one. The first one is Southern Tier Oat. Are you ready? Let's go:

Inot a snifter it goes, no head forms on top this dark liquid. That's not a good sign. Well, the smells is nice. The nose is tickled with licorice, dark fruits, figs, and fudge brownies. Please don't taste flat...

There's a light sizzle of carbonation on the palate. It is a thick beer that clings to the palate, but slips off at the same time. It tastes more like mocha than oatmeal. A mild pinch of alcohol, which is a little hot, pairs with an astringent roasted note. As it warms, it become sweeter, and the booze is less felt. Mocha and hot fudge begin to take over. The beer becomes smoother as well.

A little oommph seems to be missing from the overall picture to warrant a higher taste score. Still, it's fairly good. Drinking a bomber of this is stretching it; better in smaller samples.

That's one beer down in the Third Unorganized Invite (T.U.I.), and hopefully the upcoming competition meets my high expectations.

Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.