Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout | Independence Brewing Co.

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456 Ratings
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Convict Hill Oatmeal StoutConvict Hill Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Redrover on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
456
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
125
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter

L: black in the glass topped by a thick, late-percolating head of tan to almost brown foam about 1/2- to 3/4-inch tall -- the head is a real late bloomer, pretty awesome to watch; the brew appears to be clear as you watch pour out of the bottle, but stacked in the glass, light has no chance of passing through; some funky lacing -- really cool pattern of tiny islands, different from most.

S: chocolate, dark chocolate at first ... some coffee/espresso; dark ... maybe not licorice but definitely some raisins or prunes, not a ton of sweetness; burnt oak/wood; as it warms, here comes the sweetness -- very nice, mocha latte note ... may also be real sweet raisins (raisin cookies), but bottom line is some sweetness is poking through and it's fantastic

T: dark-roasted malt, burnt almost but not quite, very woody -- like a barbecue with some good burning oak; not a ton of sweetness but enough to balance a big bitter chunk of burnt malt; still, the absence of the sweet finish is noticeable ... definitely not a milk stout

F: very lightweight, almost watery for an otherwise big stout ... sounds bad, but it's not because the good amount of carbonation makes it very drinkable and enjoyable -- not the overly slick, mouth-filling workout bigger stouts often tend to be

O: solid, good, not great ... the lack of sweetness hurts it a bit for me, but otherwise it's got some good dark malt notes, especially the dark/semisweet chocolate and coffee. absolutely NO alcohol present in the nose or taste, which makes it damned dangerous because the 8% ABV (as posted on the brewery's website) is not a joke.

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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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