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

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89
very good
1,314 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:
1,314
Reviews:
751
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
109
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0
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/16/05. Murky, impenetrable dark brown, like the thickest espresso imaginable; modest but dense tan foam cap. Chunky, flaky grey sediment all over the bottom of the pint glass. Nose is all chocolate mousse and vinous dark fruits. Big and sweet chocolate flavors swarm all over the mouth -- I recognize some cocoa flavor that reminds me of these chocolate flavored Twizzlers I used to enjoy as a kid. A big fusel alcohol taste washes in immediately thereafter, fizzling out to some bitter earthy hop flavors. Roastiness abounds throughout. Mildly sour aftertaste. I'm a sucker for the silky mouthfeel of anything brewed with oats, and this one has it in spades. But that big-ass alcohol content keeps buzzing in and breaking it up. All this alcohol distraction mellows out as the beer warms, but this dog definitely needs some time to chill in the kennel. Mouthfeel otherwise big and chewy. A promising big stout, but give it 6-12 months to tame before drinking. Score in good measure earned on credit, i.e. for potential with age.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours very dark, but not quite black with a nice tan head that dissipates relatively quickly.

S-Dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, and a hint of espresso.

T-Chocolate, some dark fruit notes, espresso, and a hint of cream.

M-Kind of on the medium side for the style. Its definitely not too thick, but not that thin either.

D-Pretty drinkable for the style given the fact it hides its alcohol content very well.

Overall, this is a a good beer, but not outstanding or really worth seeking out.

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

Small capped bottle poured into a pint. Thanks clockworkorange.

Dark beer, near black, with a reddish brown highlight, and a rather thin light brown head with decent retention for the ABV.
A very nice aroma, although the alcohol is slightly more noticeable than it should; chocolate dominates, and more on the sweet side. Coffee, some spices, alcohol round it up.
Slightly below full bodied, it is quite flavorful but the noticeable alcohol interferes to some extent with the enjoyment. It is a lot on the sweeter side, and quite pleasant, with multiple chocolate layers, rum, roasted malts, and some occasional bitterness that seems to come from some charring of the malts.
It lacks a little bit of body, and shows more alcohol than it should, but it is still a very nice beer. Cadillac Mountain Stout would be similar, yet a bit better with less alcohol.
Now let's move on to the barrel aged version.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Very nice imperial stout.

Dark amber, almost completely black, with decent coffee-coloured head. Mouthfeel is creamy and pleasant, with the hint of oiliness the only sign of this beer's 9% ABV. The alcohol content is frighteningly well hidden in both taste and finish. Chocolate malts in the aroma follow into the well balanced taste. Roasted tones and Belgian-ish yeast meld nicely together.

Enjoyed this on-site in Adamstown earlier this summer and would recommend the trip, as the bottles also travel well.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/16/2007 and poured into an Imperial Pint glass. I have to give this one a solid four across the board. Definitely not for the weak-hearted. Poured the darkest shade of brown, almost black, but not quite. Off-white head that dissipated quickly into a thin skim of foam; thin, consistent lacing through the tasting. Nose presented with strong aromas of molasses, malt and brown sugar. Flavor similar to the nose, as well as strong flavors of coffee and chocolate, that become more palatable through the tasting. Full mouthfeel with a milky smooth finish. Some alcohol astringency, but not at all unpleasant - also a somewhat earthy, smoky ending. Very pleasant and could become a staple.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Stoudt's Fat Dog (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 1,314 ratings.
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