Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout | Independence Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
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473 Ratings
Convict Hill Oatmeal StoutConvict Hill Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
independencebrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,628
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
473
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
131
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 473 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of gr8ful
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

looks great...deep, deep brown, almost black with rich dark tan head...not quite 1/2 an inch. it's leaving an attractive lace as I sip more and more. poured from a 12 oz bottle

Smell...it's fairly odorless. not bad...I just don't smell much.

Taste...good , solid stout. smooth tasting without that "bite" in the aftertaste that many stouts have. no real flavors stand out but they blend to make a pleasant-tasting fairly typical oatmeal stout, but executed well

it feels a tad thin but not overly so. i can feel the carbonation but not a ton of it...the way I like a stout.

overall...a solid stout I will have again. I'd like to try it on tap.

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Photo of Jeffrey_Moreland
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks and feels great but taste is a little lacking in flavor. A little over burnt flavors that overtake most of the rest of flavor. I would drink again but definitely not my favorite oatmeal stout. Doesn’t conform to typical oatmeal stouts. More of a porter.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is a super solid stout, i had no idea it was 8% abv when i was drinking it, but i guess that explains a lot! its beautiful, no frills, and just really bold and flavorful. near black from the tap with a deep tan head on it, so thick and frothy it almost looks nitro. silky looking, some body but not too enormous. the flavor is great, a lot of dark roast, some coffee to it but not real bitter. the interesting thing is the absence of any sweeter grain elements, its just about the dark ones, which i love. i also think this is an excellent example of what oats can do in a beer, its so smooth and uniform and creamy feeling, which is a direct product of the oats in the mash and in a beer like this without adjuncts or barrels or anything, their contribution really stands out. there is no sign at all of the alcohol at all, and it doesnt feel as big as it is at all. raisin, toffee, and char in the background, but this is dry and direct to the point, not a ton of nuance but it isnt needed. i think this is really good, old school in the sense it is just a stout, but it really does stand up on its own and need nothing. a sneaky good beer, honestly one of the technically best i had here. underrated.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmcquirk
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefbender
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's the first I am having this Texas Oatmeal Stout and I like it.

Look: Dark brown almost black with a one inch mocca head

Aroma: roasted malts, oats, a little bit of chocolate

Taste: There's roasted malts, chocolate, oatmeal/oats, figs maybe, and a lingering bitterness tasting like coffee/cocoa.

Feel: medium to full body

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Photo of Pens1967
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tstromer
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Am I the only that tastes coffee in this stout? With some cocoa taste as well. However, not a beer I would buy again. Did not expect this to be an oatmeal stout too.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is jet black, tan head, aroma is dark chocolate, heavy char, some stone fruit.

The taste is really heavy on the dark chocolate and stone fruit - fig, black cherry, really nice. The feel isn't as creamy as you'd expect with an oatmeal stout, otherwise this is a really nice effort by Independence.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 473 ratings