Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
A - Pours black and impressive cream colored foam. Minimal lacing, and almost no carboantion at all.
S - Smells creamy, malty, with a hint of smoke. Really could make an air freshener out of this.
T - Hearty malt, rich flavor that is creamy and full of roasted taste. A real treat; you don't feel treated at all.
M - Heavy, thick, and full bodied. You feel like you've had a big stout. But you aren't cheated one bit.
O - I've noticed Southern Tier does big beers well. They go big and I like them. Anything else seems underwheling. This is a tasty big stout. I'd have it again.
01-19-2012 04:36:02 | More by socon67
4.18/5 rDev +1.7%
poured from a bomber dated 11/11/11 into a chimay goblet. havent had this brew in a while, so looked forward to trying this out of southern tier's generally delicious black water series
a- pours black/brown with no light shining through. dark khaki colored head foams up and then fades quickly, just sticking around lightly around the edges
s- creamy sweet chocolate and roasted malts. ever so slight hop. nothing overwhelming, but a very pleasant nose
t- mmmm typical southern tier sweetness. creamy chocolate and malt sweetness. some nice bitter nop towards the end to balance out the sweetness nicely. sort of an earthy hop and oat aftertaste lingers.
m- starts very creamy and smooth, but as it warms, the booze starts to show a bit. nice thickness with low carbonation is right on par for the style. definately a sipper
overall, a very tasty stout, although a bit on the sweet side. pretty typical for southern tier big stouts. value is just ok at $10 a bomber. there are better southern tier black water stouts in my opinon, but this one is pretty tasty anyways.
01-15-2012 21:53:38 | More by crewfan16
2.8/5 rDev -31.9%
'Tis "black as a moonless night," but the tan head resembles more of a sun-soaked Irish girl than perhaps a California blonde. In other words, it's white with only a tinge. The nose, as you'd expect, is oaty. In this world of evermore, I can't help but want chocolate and coffee. Oh how I love beer and coffee....
Love the smooth oaty feel. I bet I could put my own sunburned Scotch-Irish ass in a tub full of this and it'd soothe and heal me! There is a bit of harshness in the aftertaste especially, a measure of this abv. Why's it got to be so strong, anyway? Oh yeah...evermore.
I taste oats. Go figure. I taste Willamette hops. Are they white? For a beer so dark, it tastes so pale. It's a bit of a disappointing dichotomy. It's like the bitter hops only prevent a sweet-candied, molassy mess. It's strong, and mostly smooth, but it's ehh.... There's just nothing neat about. To be frank, it's forgettable.
01-07-2012 19:39:04 | More by marvin213
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
Kind of hankering for a good stout, I'm sure this one will due.
Pours good with a two finger thick light brown colored head, and has a black colored body that shows off dark ruby red hues when held up to direct sunlight.
The aroma is woody, coffee, and burnt toast.
The taste is awesome. Sweet vanilla bean, dark chocolate, and fig.
Mouth feel wise, it's lightly carbonated, oily slick and smooth with a bit of alcohol warmth.
01-04-2012 22:15:39 | More by TheSarge
4.3/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a very deep brown, almost black, but some brown highlights are noted against the light. A big tan head. Smells extremely malty. Tobacco, chocolate and charcoal on the nose. Some french toast present as well.
Not as big of a body as expected but still pretty big. Chewy and chocolaty with a touch of caramel. Good amount of hop presence balances everything out. Well blended flavors. Very solid beer that holds together extremely well.
A slight fruitiness comes forward after a bit bringing about a chocolate covered raisin type deal. Kind of like Raisin bran. Balance is amazing.
Definitely a beer that could be had for breakfast. Amazing beer, but I prefer Choklat.
01-04-2012 04:18:10 | More by jtierney89
4.58/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a thick, pitch-black with a small half-finger brown head. Very small amount of lacing left on the glass.
Smell: Dark malts, raisins and prunes, caramels, oats, cherries, overall dark fruity.
Taste: Very nice. Sweet malts in the forefront, with a roasty attribute. Chocolate and caramel penetrate the backend, with a definite oat based taste and light hoppy character. The alcohol is discernible, but definitely not overbearingly so. There is almost a creamy/milky character to the taste, it's divine.
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and heavy body, very rich and creamy, it would be a sipper but it's so damn good!
Overall: I was expecting my first offering from Southern Tier to be good based on their reputation for good brewing, but this blew me away. An amazing oatmeal stout that sweet-tooths and hop heads alike could enjoy.
01-01-2012 01:50:57 | More by CowsCanBark
Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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