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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

1,163 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
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)
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev 0%

10-10-2013 15:49:39 | More by Horbar
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jam354

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2011 17:01:23 | More by jam354
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2013 00:32:49 | More by BeerForMuscle
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2012 20:45:38 | More by jfcaa193
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thequeen711

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Dog Stout on tap, delivered with a minimal head. Great nose of the coffee/chocolate aroma that is prevalent in most stouts. Smooth rich coffee/chocolate flavour to match the nose! Highly enjoyable as well as drinkable! Even though this is a retired beer...I'll have fun trying to hunt down leftovers!!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2008 13:10:03 | More by thequeen711
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

10-21-2013 13:39:40 | More by kushlash23
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Input from notes, enjoyed 02/20/10. Bottled 03/11/09.

Poured into snifter. Body would appear black in any normal lighting environment, direct light shows a deep brown body. Creamy cafe au lait colored head measures just over 1 finger. Head works its way back in a rather quick fashion. A decent amount of lacing is left. Slightly creamy cap remains intact for the duration.

Roasted malt and chocolate position themselves as the focal point of the aroma. Malt is well roasted but lacks any char which is often found in bigger stouts. Toasted dark grain bread is an interesting discovery in the nose. Chocolate delivers a bittersweet aroma. Very subtle lactic sweetness and just a touch of cinnamon settle in the back. Molasses comes through as warms.

Sweet chocolate, milky sweetness and a well rounded malt flavor up front. Molasses touches down mid palate. Bitterness towards the back comes from a roasted grain flavor than a distinguishable hop flavor. Subtle vanilla laced through out.

Full bodied though lacking the thickness and viscosity I hoped for. Smooth but a touch too light to be creamy. Lower carbonation but appropriate. Finish is long with a lingering sweetness that digs into the tongue.

Very drinkable. Pleasant well crafted beer. Lacking elements are in areas of personal preference. This is one I would go back for. Not top tiered but very solid.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 17:54:16 | More by kzoobrew
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2012 22:47:06 | More by GFD400
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 04:55:41 | More by Giantspace
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GPHarris

Alabama

4/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

12-03-2011 23:04:48 | More by FERRYJA
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

12-03-2011 13:21:03 | More by SpillyBeers
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jeanphony

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2011 14:39:26 | More by jeanphony
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 14:54:56 | More by shuajw
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2012 18:13:13 | More by gigoat
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet

A-Looks a bit light for a Stout. Amber highlights present at the edgets. Foamy, fizzy pour that results in a decent head, but the fizzing and the appearance remind me a bit of a cola. Head settles rapidly as I write this.

S-Sweet mocha and licorice with a possible hint of rum and a slight bit of dark fruit.

T-Bittersweet mocha malts begin the palate followed by some holiday spiced dark fruit, anise, and licorice. There is almost a yeasty Belgian quad thing going on here in the background and it is a bit unexpected, but I like it. This is not a hearty imperial oatmeal stout..., but an interesting and enjoyable brew nonetheless.

M-Medium body and carbonation. Not the "stick the fork in it" that I expected...much lighter, but pretty decent.

D-This one is very hard to review "in style"...I like this beer, but it does not have the qualities that I would associate with an imperial oatmeal stout. That being said, it is tasty, enjoyable, interesting, somewhat complex, and a bit offbeat. Try it again? You bet.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 23:24:56 | More by caddybuyer
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - black with a short-lived, soft, semi-fizzy, brown head

S - roasted malts, some faint chocolate, dark fruit

T - big dark fruit notes, chocolate, roasted malts, some very faint coffee, mild bitter finish, alcohol

M - full bodied, warming alcohol, well carbonated

This is a decent stout. The dark fruit notes dominate the flavor, but it is a well rounded stout with a rich, complex flavor profile. It's well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 00:15:04 | More by tdm168
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Quite black... poured almost molasses colour. Head was quite short lived, and almost non-existent, though. Could have simply been a bad pour.

S: Roasted/burnt malts, maintaining a touch of sweetness.

T: Same malt roast flavour as noted in the smell, some bitterness towards the finish. Notes of coffees and cocoa along the way. Quite full flavoured, and rather complex.

M: Thick, slightly syrupy but somewhat oily at the same time. Ends up going down slippery, but with some substance and weight.

D: A pretty nice stout all around, and one I'd be interested in having more of. Didn't seem like a 9%, and went down pretty quick.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 03:46:56 | More by Proteus93
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark amber in color (near black) and has a thin layer of tan bubbles covering the surface. There are good head retention properties. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the bubbles rising near the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of roasted malts and notes of chocolate in the nose.
T: Roasted malts dominate the overall taste, which also has notes of caramel, coffee and molasses.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of warming from the alcohol, particularly In the finish.
D: This is a beer that needs to be sipped given its alcohol content, although it doesn't need to be sipped as slowly as some of the other heavier types of stouts.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 03:17:59 | More by metter98
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BuckyFresh

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to zoso1967 for this delicious treat!

Appearance: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a large wine glass. Pours a very dark brown, with hints of ruby around the edges. Head is about one finger in height and khaki in color. The head dissipates pretty quickly and leaves a ring of sticky lacing.

Smell: Aroma is deep and roasty with some raisin, chocolate, coffee and some sweeter notes as well. There is some molasses, some tart cherry, and a touch of brown sugar. The smell was a bit sweeter than I anticipated, but rich and intriguing nonetheless.

Taste: A lot of sweetness in the flavor as well. Sugary molasses, chocolate, and some tart fruit. Even though there is a very assertive malt presence, there is still a nice dry bitterness towards the end of the sip that provides some balance. Pretty good overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, sweet on the front end, with a pretty dry finish. Pretty creamy on the whole, and goes down smooth.

Overall: A pretty drinkable, creamy, smooth imperial. Didn't blow me away, but I enjoyed the drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 01:36:04 | More by BuckyFresh
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mrunseen

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to chase2634 for the opportunity to taste this brew.

Appearance: Pours dark, although not totally black, color. It was opaque, with no light sneaking through. There was a thin head with little to no lacing. There was a bit of residual head throughout the session, which was beige in color. Very low carbonation.

Nose: To me, this smelt more like a porter. Slight smoked smell to it with no overpowering alcohol hints.

Taste: Again, tasted to me more like a porter as opposed to other imperial stouts I've tasted. A bit of a charcoal characteristic to this beer. Tasty.

Mouth: This beer had a full mouth, as was expected.

Drinkability: I probably couldn't have more than one in a sitting, but this was a tasty brew. I would love to try this one on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 06:53:59 | More by mrunseen
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Pours opague black with a very thick coffee colored heading. Nice lacing that leaves ring's all throughout the tasting.

Smell is heavily roasted malt another heavy blast of coffee right from the start. A touch of wood perhaps? and there is a bit of bitter hop on the backend.

Taste again heavily malted and heavy with coffee. Hot booziness on the breath takes over that turns to a anise/black licorice taste. Also some hints of chocolate.

Mouth is full bodied with a boozey bitter hop feel in the mouth( if that makes sense) A little hot but still is creamy as hell. Excellent carbonation for a stout.

Drink is good maybe a little heavy for the average stout.

This one caught me by surprise and wanted my wanting more damnit I only bought one.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 21:48:48 | More by TheFightfan1
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semibaked

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A - Black with some slight dark red highlights, an aggressive pours yields about 2 fingers of chocolate milk colored head, head goes away quickly

S - Molasses, Roasted Malts and maybe just a little bit of cardboard but not that bad

T - A bit chocolately, nice bitterness to it, not too complex but solid

M - Wanted it too have more of a full mouthfeel a little thin too me.

D - This is a decent Imperial Stout, not huge flavor and not over powering, glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 00:49:19 | More by semibaked
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william5586

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark, black. One about one finger of head that faded to a ring.

S- Tons of roasted malts and a little coffee.

T- Roasted malts make up the backbone of this beer and are complimented nicely by some sweet milk chocolate and coffee flavors.

M- Smooth and thick.

D- I could definitely have a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 05:49:56 | More by william5586
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a jet black color with a very foamy, tan head. It left thin, soapy rings of lace.

S - It smelled very roasty, almost smoky. Nice subtle coffee aroma, too.

T - It tasted of roasted malt, bitter oats and some bitter dark coffee beans.

M - It was crisp, sharp and a little dry. A medium-bodied stout.

D - This is a pretty good oatmeal imperial stout.I'd like to try more from Stoudt's.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 01:00:31 | More by zeff80
Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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