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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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1,231 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,231
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 73
Gots: 64 | 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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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,231 ratings.