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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
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
Ranking:
#2,112
Reviews:
680
Ratings:
1,369
pDev:
10.49%
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Photo of RickS95
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black...an 8-ball in the glass. I'd give it a 5 but the head was pretty lame. Medium brown, but fleeting. No retention.

It actually smells sweet. You can almost smell the creamy oats. Very malty and rich.

Tastes fantastic. Malts galore, very roasty. Slight bittersweet chocolate and coffee.

Extremely creamy. Very rich. Medium bodied. Sweet, but not overly so. Bitter, but not overly so.

The best Southern Tier offering I've had. One of the best beers I've had. Tastes more like a porter, but a great stout.

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Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of leinie13
2/5  rDev -51.2%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my first venture into anything from the folks at Southern Tier, and I have to say that it is one of the best oatmeal stouts I have tasted in recent months. Grabbed a bomber from the always impressive Friendly Package just two towns away and enjoyed it immensely last night.

Pitch black pour with an intense coffee foam that will not dissipate, providing a hefty promise that you will enjoy the drink that follows. It lived up to the promise quite nicely, giving off an aftertaste and aroma that balances oats and java, with a smidgeon of chocolate. Everything compliments each other nicely and makes this a very enjoyable brew. I will be trying other beers from Southern Tier in the future.

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Photo of dudelove7485
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque, dark chocolate (near black) in color with a thin, khaki head that leaves a caviar-bubbled ring around the perimeter of the glass. Pleasant coffee/roasted malt aroma. The taste is sweet and malty, chocolaty, bready, smoky (almost to the point of burnt) and fruity (maybe Raisinettes?). The syrupy, full body gives way to a slightly bitter finish which warms the palate and balances the beer nicely. I liked this oatmeal stout more than a few of the local breweries’ oaty offerings (particularly Brown’s Oatmeal Stout) which used to be my standbys for cold weather drinking. As to be noted with a number of the Southern Tier Imperial series, a 650ml bomber is best enjoyed split with a buddy.

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Photo of AaronHomoya
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened up a bomber I've been saving for a couple of years. Appearance is still nice, with a rich, dark color and a good full head of dark tan foam. Smell is a little lacking, with only some oats and dark malt and alcohol aromas. The taste is much fuller and complex, though. Dark fruits, sweet malt, roasted chocolatey flavors and a fairly dry, slightly hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is rather thick, but the carbonation is robust enough to balance it. Overall, this is a very nice example of the style and quite drinkable.

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Photo of dav
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Cougar990
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of truuby536
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Merkur
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black with about a half fingers worth of brown head.

Beer smells very malty. Smells of dried fruits, plums and raisans also present.

Beer tastes very sweet and roasty. Very strong raisen taste along with a slight chocolate taste. Very malty almost like a barleywine.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect. Very thick and the right amount of syrupy.

Overall, a very solid imperial stout.

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Photo of ShadyJay
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of HopNelius
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served-on Draft.
Appearance-Dark brown with creamy white head that diminishes rather quickly and medium carbonation.
Smell-notes of molasses and caramel.
Taste-bread taste, caramel, molases, delicious, oatmeal.
Mouthfeel-very pleasant.
Overall-Great Oatmeal stout, very tasty.

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Photo of enznevr
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of elect1960
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of medium brown foam on top of a black body with some minor, ruby highlights. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Dark, bready malt with some chocolate and toffee.

T - Thick, dark malt with notes of black bread, molasses, and caramel. A more roasted character comes out in the middle as chocolate and light coffee appear. Finishes with more molasses and notes of licorice, dark chocolate, and dark caramel.

M - A thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Thick and complex, like all of Southern Tier's stouts, but still fairly drinkable for a beer of this strength. The balance definitely favors malt and a sweet finish but there is enough roast character and malt bitterness to prevent it from becoming excessive the way some other sweet, strong stouts tend to.

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Photo of isualum12
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark as night with a great looking headon the glass. We enjoyed this beer last night at an imperial stout party here in Boise

This was easily one of my high lights from over 50+ tastes on the night. Great job bringing the thick tasty stout to life on my toung without to much c02.

Moderate toasted malt with dark bread and a light coffee aroma. There is a flavor ofwith some yeastiness, figs, and plums.

Southern delivers again. We really need more access to them here in Boise.

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Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dejrrma
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$4.75 for 8 oz pour at the Porter.

a-Served in a tulip with absolutely no head. it is jet black and looks very still. no lacing.

s- not very much going on in terms of smell, some chocolate and coffee.

t- it tastes like a mix between a coffee stout and a milk stout. it's slightly hoppy and there's a strong chocolate presence. It's roasted and malty.

m- it's creamy and full-bodied with moderate carbonation and well-balanced. the 11% alcohol is hardly noticeable. this was my favorite part about the beer.

o- this was an okay stout. I'm glad I tried it but I'm also glad I didn't pay $9-$10 for a big bottle.

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Photo of marct
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Stumpy29er
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ChadT89
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Donsmitty
5/5  rDev +22%

Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,369 ratings
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