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Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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

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

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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Very very close to black. Very impressed by the color. Head is thin and disappears quite quickly.
S- The aroma is pleasant with a bit of sweet chocolate, the normal roasted stout characteristics, with a light smokey note.
T- Very pleasant with a roasted malt flavor, some medium-dark caramel, and a good espresso flavor in the finish.
M- Alcohol has a prickly effect on the tongue. Carb is medium-low for style. Very smooth. Very pleasant mouthfeel.
O- Not as absurd as many in the Blackwater series, but it is big in many ways itself. Good stuff.

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3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with a small tan head upon pouring that reduces very quickly, leaving a bubbly ring on top. Not muh lacing at all.

S: A little bit of roasted malt, a good bit of cream (kind of like a sweet stout), a little chocolate and oats, but also a little bit of a buttery aroma.

T: More of the same, some chocolate and a little bit of oat, but beyond that not much. The buttery flavor shows up a little bit at the end.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Rather boring overall. Had high hopes based on my experience with the rest of the blackwater series, but this one fell flat for me.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -2.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
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 +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Flounder57
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
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%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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