Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cjoc83:
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours black, like one would expect from an imperial stout, but when held up to the light, amber hues are clearly visible from the edges of the glass.
The nose is roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, very slight hops, and a nice earthy, oatmeal-y smell.
Taste is much like the smell. Roasted malts are prevalent, along with hints of coffee and chocolate. The oatmeal really comes out in this stout though, and is quite tasty. There is the slightest hint of a bitter hop taste, but it dissipates fairly quickly. There is also a light sweetness in the finish, along with a faint warming alcohol. The high ABV is hidden well. A nice, well rounded imperial oatmeal stout.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not watery. Many stouts I have had that I really enjoy tend to be very thick and chewy, which I love, but which also takes away from their drinkability. I would say that this stout is much more sessionable than some of the thicker, more full-bodied stouts.
Overall, a very tasty and drinkable imperial oatmeal stout. A well crafted stout that I intend to pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 05:12:14 | More by cjoc83
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3.86/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours a very dark brown. Small accumulation of brown head. Mild lacing.
S-Moderate roast with a more noticeable chocolate presence. Light roast coffee and maybe a bit of dark fruit.
T-Chocolate muffins. Roast maltiness is far from over the top. Oats and light nuts. Alcohol sneaks in on the flavor's finish.
M-Body is not very viscous or full. I could stand to see it a bit fuller. Flavors do not linger for very often. Mild bitterness.
O-A pretty standard, albeit tasty Imperial Stout. It doesn't press the boundaries of the style like seemingly every other Imperial Stout is trying to do now a days and their strategy with this beer worked for me.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 22:09:00 | More by VelvetExtract
Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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