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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

1,163 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 69
Gots: 50 | 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 kkipple:
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 4/2/08

A. Pours a gorgeous rich brown that looks nearly black when in my pint glass, all capped off with a tough, dense rocky tan head that doesn't go anywhere for a while. When it finally does, it leaves a moderate amount of lace behind.

S. I honestly smelled this as soon as I cracked the cap. This is just flat out great. It's a rich, cocoa-dense and heavily roasted grain nose that is complex, bold, yet easy and tame all at once. It's mellow, well blended... you'll get bittersweet chocolate, mild coffee, earth, burnt husky grain, woody tannins, a hint of booze and a smoothness that screams oatmeal. A little nutty and almost, ALMOST a bit of red grapes... I dunno... It's deep and lush and strong smelling and... gosh, it just comes together so well. This is an exceptional smelling beer, and one you can get lost in. I'd better stop before I go overboard.

T. The flavor is not quite up to the level of the nose, but it's close. This is just an exceptionally tasty Imperial oatmeal stout. Creamy and rich, sweet and tweaked to perfection. Roasted bittersweet sugar, chocolate, molasses, coffee, underlying hop balance... it's all here. I could go on. But you need to get your hands on this yourself. It's wonderful.

M. Smooth like only oatmeal beers can be. Lingering full flavor after you take the final sip. Perfect carbonation. Delightful.

D. High for what it is. I could have another. The 9% is starting to kick in, but never mind that, bring on another Fat Dog!

Fat Dog is the best beer I have had from Stoudt's and the second best Imperial Oatmeal I've experienced (after Southern Tier Oat). I can't recommend this much more. Go get some.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2008 03:52:10 | More by kkipple
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s - big oatmeal aromas, some chocolate, coffee, hint of fruitiness and a spicy finish.
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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.

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,163 ratings.