Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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89
very good
1,312 Ratings
Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gavage on 10-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,312
Reviews:
750
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
110
For Trade:
0
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Photo of woemad
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz undated bottle that has a dog on the label that looks like a less-shaggy version of my cousin-dog George, a Newfoundland the size of a pony, easily the largest dog I have ever seen. My first beer from Stoudt's.

Poured into a River City snifter, this was a seemingly black color that took on a more dark brown shade when held up to light. Big, creamy tan head that took it's time dropping and left lots of lace.

Initially, the nose was boozy and roasty, surprisingly so for something not barrel aged. As it warmed, elements of vanilla and licorice joined the usual suspects of chocolate, coffee and molasses for the style.

The taste was much like the aroma. Once things had warmed up, the initial hit of roasty, coffeeish dark malts was succeeded by a more complex middle that reminded me of something bourbon barrel aged, with a light, warming alcohol taste beyond what the stated abv percentage prepared me for.

Creamy mouthfeel, though the body seemed a little thin.

This is yummy stuff. It's the equal of it's local equivalent, Iron Goat's Goatnik, which is not bottled or distributed widely even here in town. If I had access to it, I'd drink it regularly. Thanks, Rob!

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Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tuowl74a
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AustinMazur
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at near room temperature into a stimmed goblet bottled on 4/13/16. Pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves plenty of rings of lace behind.

Smell is roasted oats, vanilla, biscuit, toffee, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds.

Taste follows nicely starting with roasted oats, vanilla biscuit dark chocolate, and dry coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel is a tad thin for me, plenty of life, a little dry for sure, and nice drinkability.

Overall this is a very solid stout, a little thinner than I prefer, but a dry taste stout.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black pour with a thick, excessively creamy, mocha colored head and very sticky lacing.

S - Cream, dark roasted chocolate, a hint of cocoa, some light chocolate char.

T - Dark roasted chocolate, cream, roasted cocoa, some light char/smokiness, and ends with a mild char/bitter cocoa finish with some alcohol presence mixed in.

M - Big and full bodied, thick, light carbonation, viscous. Finishes dry on the back of the tongue while the front waters excessively.

O - This is a very impressive oatmeal stout. I haven't had this one in quite awhile, time to start pursuing this beer again. Nice job, Stoudts.

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Photo of OKCNittany
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pajeff
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Categart
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmg480
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jclrxman
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 1,312 ratings.
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