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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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3.99/5
Very Good
1,317 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
Ranking:
#4,012
Reviews:
753
Ratings:
1,317
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
109
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,317 |  Reviews: 753
Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hmich176
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MacMalt
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Virtually black with a creamy, milk colored head and attractive lacing especially as it warmed in the glass. The smell is a nice mix of caramel, chocolate, and cherry. When sipped, the first taste is dark fruit, followed by the chocolate, bitter coffee, and dry oatmeal at the finish. This is a medium-bodied stout with a pleasant mouth feel and carbonation. It's nicely chewy. Overall, this is a very good stout. I'd like to taste a little more dark fruit but I'm definitely a fan and will have to learn more about Stout's Brewing Co.

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Photo of bhawk1
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Merticois
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Barleycorn
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leiermann
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz brown bottle; Lot #721; Bottled date of August 2014..

Pours dark brown, looking black in the snifter. The light brown head has a creamy look and good retention. This has a full and very smooth mouthfeel, but with some light heat fro alcohol.

The aroma carries the usual mix of dark malts and oats,with little in the way of alcohol esters, but with a touch of spiciness (hops?). The flavor also reflects some spicy hops but is dominated by dark roasted grains. Minimal sourness. Mildly bitter. Some chocolate with only faint raisins and vague dark fruit in the flavor.

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Photo of OGShotzy
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ogman
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I must have gotten a bad bottle. Instantly reminded me of that acrid polish my parents put on my nails as a child so I'd stop biting them, backed by an otherwise solid stout taste.

Update 2/2016

That odd bitter note seems to slightly more clearly manifest as an oddly matched hint of dark fruit than bitter nail polish. Not as off as I thought, though still an odd note to the flavor. Might get again if the best option available.

Further edit 2/2016 the more this warms the more clearly the fruit notes come out and the better it works. Perhaps not exceptional; but would drink again.

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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MjamesL
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of classixIII
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good Oatmeal Stout! Dark raisin color, 1/2" dark brown head. Dark fruits and oatmeal roasts. Great carbonation and mouth feel. A bit of alcohol at the finish. Another decent brew from Stoudt's.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klans88
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spyderglx
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,317 ratings
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