Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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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
4/5 rDev 0%
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
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
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
Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.