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

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
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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: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gavage on 10-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,045
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
1,321
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +2%
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 +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pajeff
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Categart
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmg480
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jclrxman
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.6/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of malprep
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishbeerdrinker
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a warm, deep reddish brown with several fb of tan head with solid lacing. Smells of roasted malts, molasses, earthy, coffee. Tastes roasted, sweet malts forward, coffee, cocoa with pleasant balance of hops at mid and mild bite at the end note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with small effervescence and clean palate with only the smallest bitter note and pleasant astringency.
Overall, this is a solid imperial oatmeal stout – a little thinner than I expected – almost porter like, but quite pleasant. Easily one of the better examples of this genre.

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Photo of amymo2125
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nomad93
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of laurapompeo
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrgriffiniii
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerInspector
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at "The Pub" in Gettysburg, PA. This beer is a pitch black offering with a nice tan head. The aromas is full of roasted grains and cocoa. the taste is a lot like the aroma with some cocoa, coffee and malt blended well for a flavorful event. My favorite Imperial Oatmeal Stout to date.

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Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,321 ratings