Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
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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

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Avg:
4.08
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10.54%
 
 
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22 Ounce Bottle served in a goblet style glass

A - Very black with a minimal head and almost no lacing.

S - Well roasted coffee with some chocolate and some molasses in the background.

T - Chocolate and coffee upfront with malty sweetness in the finish. I drank it as close to the recommend 48 degrees and at that temp could hardly sense the high alcoholic strength.

M - Surprisingly "normal" as I was expecting something a little "thicker". Low carbonation makes this easy to drink.

O - This beer warrants serious respect as the 11% ABV could jump you if you're not careful. This is a very good stout and well worth a try for anyone who enjoys this style.

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09/26/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Part of a flight which included So. Tier Creme Brulee, Java Head, Imperial OAT & Founders Brkfst Stout. Started w/the OAT. Nice but compared to the rest it's a bit lacking.

I should give it another chance.

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

Pours dark as night black, a laser ain't getting through this tar.

Roasted malts, burnt sugar, and of course oatmeal.

The roasted malts and sugary sweetness are very upfront, with quite a bit of booziness (though this is a two year old bottle).

Mouthfeel is a little too boozy, thins it out.

Overall, I love oatmeal stouts, so I liked this, but love it I do not.

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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,365 ratings.
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