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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,190 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 72
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Zekenyce, Aug 07, 2014
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FatBoyGotSwagger, Jul 23, 2014
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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.

GPHarris, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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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.

barczar, Jul 18, 2014
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thatoneguymike, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
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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.

EvoRich, Jul 14, 2014
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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.