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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

1,162 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
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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rickyleepotts

Arizona

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Today we are drinking two beers. Why? No idea. But who cares… it’s beer! The first beer we are drinking today is a Fat Dog stout from Stoudt’s Brewing Company. The label is awesome; the dog is so cute. There really is a fat dog! Anyway, this beer has a HUGE ABV, coming in at 9%. The beer is actually an imperial oatmeal stout, and I am not normally a big fan of an imperial stout. Let’s see what this one has in store.

In the Glass: In the glass, it’s dark. It almost looks like a cola. The head is actually pretty similar to that of a soda too. It’s light, with not much definition. You can’t see through the glass, but the beer doesn’t look thick. Let’s see what it smells like.

Nose: The nose is soft and subtle, and has a certain sweetness to it. Some of the oatmeal stouts that I have had don’t really smell like a stout. Now this one smells like a stout. I wonder what it tastes like.

Flavor: The flavor in this beer is HUGE. Oh man, it’s so good. The sweetness is pretty obvious and there is a ton of carbonation on the back of the palate as the beer slides down your throat. It isn’t think at all, and doesn’t really taste like a stout. It has a much smoother flavor than you would expect from a beer like this.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is amazing. It’s starts without much, then the carbonation comes in. Then, as the beer slides down you get that overwhelming stout flavor. The beer just continues to impress one sip after another. And the thing is, the high ABV isn’t obvious. You don’t notice it at all really. Oh man, I like this beer!

Aftertaste: The aftertaste is long and dry and leaves that obvious stout aftertaste. I say obvious, when a Guinness has no aftertaste at all. But this is what a stout is supposed to be. I had no idea what to expect when pouring this into the glass, but I was impressed. I would totally order another one of these. This beer is DELICIOUS! Bottoms up people.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 22:00:12 | More by rickyleepotts
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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 1,162 ratings.