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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,161 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 67
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 10-29-2004)
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Reviews by JWU:
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JWU

Pennsylvania

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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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GPHarris

Alabama

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottled 2/13/08

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring throughout. the body was dark black with brown edges.
s - big oatmeal aromas, some chocolate, coffee, hint of fruitiness and a spicy finish.
t - oatmeal, chocolate, roasty, fruity.
m - thin body.
o - held up well after all these years. complex and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 18:03:11 | More by GPHarris
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's an 11, so we'll see...

Pours an opaque onyx with a frothy, lingering tan head.

Cocoa, oatmeal, and slightly nutty malt form the initial aroma. Nutty malt and oats dominate, promising a lightly cocoa taste.

Flavor is equally nutty and oatmeal-like initially, with a slightly bitter cocoa finish. This is one of the most balanced stouts I've had. It's decadent, but incredibly drinkable.

Body is a little full, with minimal carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

If it's possible to have a sessionable imperial stout, 3 year old fat dog fits the bill! The nuances of toasted malt and caramel meld perfectly with the cocoa and slightly sweet chocolate notes, with enough bitterness at the finish to dry things out. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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.

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.