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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

1,179 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 71
Gots: 51 | 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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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

08-27-2014 01:10:35 | More by Dave2234
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malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-26-2014 17:28:42 | More by malfunxion
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2014 22:26:58 | More by Mack
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hoppyhoppy

Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +8%

08-25-2014 21:54:56 | More by hoppyhoppy
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Draft at Stoudt’s
Aroma of roasted malt with hint of alcohol
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 1 cm ring and broken layer
Lacing – excellent, small bubble rings and stlactites
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, smooth and creamy; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetly
Palate – full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.125. Final weighted score: 4.25
An excellent imperial oatmeal stout, attractive, smooth and flavorable, with the alcohol well hidden. This is much better on draft than bottled.

08-25-2014 02:03:05 | More by Ozzylizard
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2014 00:56:30 | More by grimey68
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.76/5  rDev -6%

08-24-2014 02:30:09 | More by kwkdmk
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Mipper

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2014 02:22:58 | More by Mipper
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katrinaez


4.78/5  rDev +19.5%

08-17-2014 15:13:40 | More by katrinaez
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-16-2014 15:54:18 | More by Doomcifer
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stratobastard

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +10%

08-13-2014 01:09:32 | More by stratobastard
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-11-2014 16:02:20 | More by GeoffreyM
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

08-11-2014 15:50:19 | More by JAHMUR
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t_holland

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-10-2014 02:29:07 | More by t_holland
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-07-2014 16:59:22 | More by Zekenyce
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2014 09:11:17 | More by crbnfbr
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GLC2814

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-30-2014 01:17:51 | More by GLC2814
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

07-24-2014 14:17:56 | More by bhudish
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-23-2014 23:25:27 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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GPHarris

Alabama

4/5  rDev 0%

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.

07-23-2014 18:03:11 | More by GPHarris
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2014 16:53:43 | More by curlybird
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barczar

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

07-18-2014 23:41:13 | More by barczar
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-17-2014 01:52:13 | More by thatoneguymike
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2014 20:25:28 | More by pat_usher
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EvoRich

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

07-14-2014 00:43:54 | More by EvoRich
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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.