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Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout | Independence Brewing Co.

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Convict Hill Oatmeal StoutConvict Hill Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
460 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Redrover on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,163
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
460
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
126
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 147
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of 94Sip
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured the very typical stout black color and mocha head. The nice thing about this one was that the head never totally dissipated, but instead maintained about a 1/4" thickness and stuck to the glass going down. Looked great for the whole drinking experience.

S: nothing overly aromatic that I felt worth noting. And not to take anything away from the beer as it was what I expected from a stout. Perhaps a bit of oat smells along with the typical roasted smells.

T: This is where this stout really excelled. For a high ABV beer you could not taste the alcohol or bite at all. The perfect amount of sweetness, but different that a milk stout. Like most stouts the tastes were great after about 15minutes of pouring and warming just a bit. Like others have noted, lots of chocolate - very consistent chocolate flavors. Also some very smooth coffee flavors - not bitter or dark roasted bite either. And at the end you get the oatmeal flavors. I kept finding myself wanting to leave it in my mouth to let the flavors last.

M: really good here. Just the right amount of viscosity and the fact that the head stayed with it only added to it. Also, the carbonation was spot on - better than most stouts.

O: one of my favorite stouts. Nice bold flavors and great when it is cold outside. Perhaps the only negative was there appeared to be some sediment at the bottom of the glass when I got to the end. After I drank the first bottle I left a few swigs in the 2nd glass because I didn't want the sediment. It made the last drink a bit strong and bitter.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured black with low carbonation leaving som tannish bubbles but not to much of a head or lacing

S: Smells of flaked oats, light chocolate and faint hints of coffee

T: Starts off with faked oat an coffee which transitions int som milk chocolate, light coffee. The finish is sordov astringent, sme bitternss, rather clean

M: Medium to big body, hearty but I felt it was undercarbonated, somewhat creamy

O: Pretty average. The booze is maskd very well. i would have never guessedthis beer was 9% ABV

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to SSW117. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours an opaque dark black with a mocha brown head that quickly dissipates to leave a flat top and a thin line of mocha along the edges of the glass. Some small carbonation bubbles rising along of the side the glass, hard to see further since the beer is opaque but I'd say about average carbonation for a stout. Some spotty lacing.

S- Oatmeal, some light dark chocolate, some malts, and some very light licorice. About average aroma strength, but smells very nice.

T- Oatmeal, some light caramel malts and hint of butterscotch, finishes slightly bitter with a tiny bit of hops and some light dark chocolate. The light bitterness and chocolate lingers on the palate for a little bit.

M- Medium bodied, slightly creamy, nice carbonation, goes down easily.

O- This was a nice oatmeal stout. Nice flavor, decent mouthfeel, a fairly nice aroma. I definitely enjoyed drinking this however I wouldn't say it's the best oatmeal stout I've had. Definitely glad I got to try it, thanks again Sam! Thanks a lot for sending this, definitely appreciated!

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of csiewert
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - opaque dark chocolate/black color with a very thin brown head that does not linger and does not lace

S - strong roasted notes and chocolate malt... Some hints of British hops... Very aromatic

T - the roasted and chocolate malt favors are right up front, finishes with a clean light hop flavor and bitter cocoa at the very end... Flavors enhance and sweetness increases as the beer warms

M - the biggest detractor of this beer... A bit overcarbed and stings the tongue... Swirl it up a little bit to balance it out

O - solid oatmeal stout... Cut down on the carbonation a bit by swirling it for a few seconds and you have a winner

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 460 ratings
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