Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JWU:
4.15/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a straight sided pint glass.
A- dense black, with a tan/coffee colored, puffy head. Head mostly dissipates and leaves a nice lacing down the glass.
S- Not a whole lot in the aroma department, but I get some cocoa, oatmeal, and dark malts. Maybe some herbal hops in there as well
T-starts with an herbal, almost tanic/astringent kick, which is balanced by some molasses sweetness, cocoa, and some cola components in the background. Ends with a bitter coffee flavor that I really enjoy. A bit boozy on the finish as well.
M- The oatmeal keeps things relatively smooth, ends pretty dry on the palette. Carbonation seems pretty spot on for the style.
O- I can see that if you don't like black coffee, this might be a bit overpowering. I love black coffee, and Fat Dog does the trick for me. The sweetness isn't overpowering at all, as some oatmeal stouts can be, and the sweetness has several layers, which I find really interesting. A fine offering from Stoudt's.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2012 01:07:59 | More by JWU
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4.21/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pours a very deep, dark brown. Not quite black. About a dark brown as you can get before I'd call it black. Nice foamy two finger head, which is retains for a little bit of time.
Smell: Oats with a hint of chocolate and sweet vanilla cream. Almost has a very tiny hint of alcohol, but it's not obvious.
Taste: Coffee like flavor, Sweet upfront. Almost has a wood like taste to it. A slight hoppy finish but very mild.
Mouthfeel: A bit more carbonation "burn" that I'd prefer, but not too bad here. It is full bodied and creamy
Overall: The big pup on the label is adorable. This style of beer is one of my favorites and I think Stoudts did a very good job.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:43:54 | More by EvoRich
Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.