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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

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Ratings:
1,364
Reviews:
679
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of WEBBEER
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark black in color with a thin khaki head. Thin lacing disipates during the drink.

Smell: aroma is of sweet roasted malts, bitter chocolate, wood, and some coffee.

Taste: the flavor is roasted malts, some mild espresso, chocolate, and some sweet spice.

Mouthfeel: Thick viscousness in body. Creamy and smooth at the start with minimal carbonation as per Imperial. Finish is smooth with sweet roasted tones lasting shortly on the tongue after swallowing.

Drinkability: My favorite local oatmeal stout so far. As the label states this 650ml. bottle is a meal in itself

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of harrymel
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12OCT11
Black with mahogany edges and only a rim of tan foam. Licorice, molasses and dark fruits on the nose with a lower dose of sweetness in the nose than say, choklat or creme brulee. Flavor is of oats and molasses and dark malts with some nice soily character. The beer is chewy and resonant in finish with a moderate carb and has the potential to fill a belly. The 10.8% ABV doesn't even shine whatsoever.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Aethien
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ink black with no head.
Smells sweet, dark fruits, oats, malts and some coffee or cocoa bitterness at the back.
The coffee is more pronounced in the taste and a smokiness joins in as well. It's still sweet but it's balanced nicely with the bitterness. Alcohol is just not noticeable at all and I was surprised to see 10.8% ABV when I checked the bottle.
The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth with medium carbonation, really good.

Overall, definitely a good stout and I'm happy I still have about 2/3rds of my 65cl bottle left. ^^

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: The beer is pitch black, no clarity, no head, no bubbles, and a thin layer of foam.

Smell: sweetness to my nose, oats, some dark fruits, mocha, coffee, and breadiness.

Taste: A nice blend of all above flavors with a little smoke and ash mixed in between.

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy and watery, and easy to drink.

Overall: Not a shabby stout. I was expecting more, but still pleasantly happy on this St. Patrick's Day. Wish I could try this out on nitro if the time becomes right.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of RickS95
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -51%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -4.2%
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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Merkur
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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