Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Blackwater Imperial Stout Series is full of delicious dessert beers, with one exception: Oat, our Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Pouring black as night, with a mocha colored head, big dark flavors of molasses and bitter malts conspire to hide the high alcohol content.

Brewed with 2-row pale malt, oats, caramel malt, barley flakes, chocolate malt, black malt, Columbus and Willamette hops, this beer is chock-full of what a real imperial stout should be brewed with. We’re brewing it expressly for the turning seasons. It’s a great beer to kick back with on a cool fall evening, or cellar some away for when the snow starts to fly.


Added by John on 12-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,364
Reviews:
679
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Black and brown, how about that for an imperial stout. Aroma was alcohol, and then some roast.

Taste again was dominated by alcohol and roast. C'mon man, gimme some oats to smooth this beast out. Dark fruit kinds of bitterness permeate the palate. Unless we're talking Choklat or Creme Brulee, these stouts like Oat and Jahva just fall flat for me. Bomber format sucks for cost per oz.

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjski
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/2011 rated as a non flavored or barreled RIS or double stout. Yes I like BCBS, but I try to keep my expectations in line. This is not a " super stout" or extreme anything, it's a good RIS and weighs in at 10.6 ABV

Have waited this long to review because I had a bad experience 12/31/11 with 2 other bottles of this and , well... I had a bad experience, yack.

Opened today the last of 3 that I bought in 2011 to find fine carbonation and beautiful smell and mouthfeel. A bit of oxidation in faint " wet paper" flavors but it is 4 years old.

It was and is, a great beer. My over indulgence on New Years was not the beer's fault. I return 4 years later to humbly say "cheers".

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I generally find that Southern Tier beers never lack in flavor, and I generally like what I have had from them. My bottle may have been an older bottle from my collection,and I suspect it was at least 2 years old. Pours a nice very dark brown, not much on the nose. I got some oatmeal initially but didn't get it throughout my share of the bottle. I got a fair amount of soy sauce, which I attribute to the age of the bottle. I may try again on draft, as I likely allowed this one to hang around too long.

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4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great label!!!
Tastes almost as good as the label

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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Codycusey
3.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thin and oily. Heavy on the bitter

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Pour Oat into a snifter, allow its thick tan head to slowly rise, releasing unbridled aromas. The color of Oat is as dark as a moonless night. The first sip reveals oat's thick and lasting taste. Like a haversack to a horse, a bottle of this stout is a meal in itself." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Available in 22 oz. bottles as part of the Blackwater Series, now a discontinued selection.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Southern Tier snifter glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy cream dark chocolaty tan head over a black body. Retention is slightly above average, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Earthy roast malts, grain malts, sharp licorice, molasses, some delicate tart fruit notes, and a modestly perceived alcohol presence. Any oatmeal character is passive in the aroma of this beer, and the roasted character is the most dominant. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Rich notes of earthy roasted malt, dark fruit and licorice with a soft, coating viscosity, finishing with a moderate roast malt and a smooth, distinctive note of oats. I understand that this beer is commonly perceived as overly sweet, but as this bottle nears 4 years of age, the sweetness has toned down considerably and the balance is close, if not ideal for the style. Very rich, very complex and very flavorful. 4

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, moderately sticky and viscous, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a lightly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, heavy overall. Balance is slightly roasty and earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is modest, and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) Oat is another masterfully crafted Imperial Stout by Southern Tier, and further so one of the finest of them all. The oat character comes through mostly in the texture, generating a smooth but robustly textured ale so that the mouthfeel can meet the volume of the flavor. Aside from the oatmeal, we have a robust and very flavorful stout brimming with earthy stout goodness. 22 ounces is more than enough of a meal in a bottle, you may want to have a (qualifying) friend to share your bottle with. I will be long awaiting the imminent return of this popular ale. 4

Southern Tier Brewing Company's
Imperial Oat Oatmeal Stout
3.93/5.00

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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