Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout | Independence Brewing Co.

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451 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Redrover on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
451
Reviews:
143
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
123
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 451 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rdooley
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SicemWT
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marieli
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Started at 54 degrees. Dark, dark brown to black, nice medium tan/camel foamy head with some staying power; smell is malt, slight oats. Something dark and well-roasted, as it warms. Taste is straight forward at first, nothing distinguished, no chocolate, sweetness or even heavy oats, but then gives way to a rising bitterness that just lays there persisting on the tongue. Maybe the beer is turning bad, but it smells ok. Maybe it's just not my cup of tea. I think it is just a burnt/bitter, slightly acidic taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium but finished thin on the tongue, giving way to that bitterness that lingers (oh yeah, I already covered that part). I could say something predictably silly, like, "it's a crime to recommend Convict Hill" but that would be pushing the rules and there are many raters who seem to like it well enough.

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Photo of Octobers_CJB
2.42/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It was ok hard bitter taste not in a good way.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardTarget
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black, starts with a brown head of foam that dies back to a simple collar.

Smell: Clean, roasted barley, some sweetness and dark bread yeast.

Taste: Smooth. Plenty of roasted character but it's soft and round. Hints of bitter, mild caramel, hint of pine, complex yet smooth, very nice.

Feel: Slick, low carbonation, medium body, no chew.

Overall: A well put together beer. Hts all the right taste profile buttons, but keeps everything drinkable yet interesting. Recommended.

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Photo of Wayne17
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobus79
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwjd
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdwilliamson79
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickBelisle
4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with little tan head. Oats, roasted malt, some coffee, and some cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some roastiness.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kaiyotee
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Black with 1/2" head
Smell: Chocolate, prunes
Taste: Dark chocolate with a lasting bitter, burnt malt finish
Feel: Foamy, tangy

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Photo of sbauer
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of chocolate, some coffee bitters. Bitter aftertaste lasted longer than I'd like in a stout.

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

Photo of Dinkel
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDee
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BaronGrim
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of SadMachine
3.19/5  rDev -18%

Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 451 ratings.
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