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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

1,159 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,159 | Reviews: 736 | Display Reviews Only:
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

06-04-2014 02:50:45 | More by Proclarush
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k_art18

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

06-03-2014 22:00:57 | More by k_art18
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

06-01-2014 19:18:36 | More by Rekrule
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Mikexw

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-30-2014 12:16:00 | More by Mikexw
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AWB3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-28-2014 21:19:01 | More by AWB3
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KLReed

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

05-26-2014 02:31:46 | More by KLReed
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Son_of_Patrick

Tennessee

4/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2014 02:27:13 | More by Son_of_Patrick
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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
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Rodosman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-18-2014 01:32:11 | More by Rodosman
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plaid75

New York

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted malts, dark fruit and charcoal.

The taste consisted of a chewy roasted malt with charcoal and a touch of lactose.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side if the style with a gentle carbonation.

Overall a tasty and brawny oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 00:52:12 | More by plaid75
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chefjohn15

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-08-2014 18:12:40 | More by chefjohn15
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2014 00:31:36 | More by WiserBud
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-06-2014 12:59:56 | More by MikeWard
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-05-2014 23:50:00 | More by Segelstrom
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3/5  rDev -25%

05-03-2014 21:57:27 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-01-2014 17:25:04 | More by Durandal_777
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2014 20:36:25 | More by atrocity
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A-typical dark looking beer with a decent head that doesn't last long

S-Not much to say. Oddly smells like a wild ale

T-I must have a bad bottle. Taste like vinegar and nothing else. I even had someone else taste it and by the look on their face I am correct.

M-Not bad. Regular feel.

O-I am chaulking this one up as a fluke. I will try again if I run into it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 20:19:42 | More by ChrisMon02
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-26-2014 11:55:05 | More by vfgccp
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-26-2014 02:44:44 | More by wrightst
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2014 03:17:21 | More by victory4me
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-20-2014 15:13:45 | More by udubdawg
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-20-2014 02:36:07 | More by wiscokid920
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a solid black with a three finger mocha head and strong lacing all the way through. Some of head also remains on the top of the brew until the end. There are faint red highlights when this brew is held up to the light.

The smell is coffee, chocolate, oats, sweet malts and nuts. Everything blends together nicely.

The taste follows the nose with burnt coffee and chocolate dominating at the beginning, then moving to sweet malts and oats with a little nutty flavor. There are just enough hops on the back end in order to prevent this brew from being too sweet. A slight amount of hop oil remains on the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Everything goes down easily.

Overall this is a well balanced stout; it reminds me of Founders Breakfast Stout although it does not have all of the subtleties of that brew it is a close second. Will drink again especially if I cannot get Founders.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:43:43 | More by microbrewlover
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CraftFan5

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-04-2014 13:06:31 | More by CraftFan5
Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.