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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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“brewed for the harvest” This beer begins in spring when oat seeds are sown as soon as the soil can be worked. Meanwhile, select types of barley are planted with hopes that Mother Nature will be kind. Our brewers wait patiently until the legumes are mature and ready for the scythe. Upon delivery to the brewery, these ingredients are mixed together in the mash tun where they steep, creating a rich molasses-like liquid. Spicy hops are boiled with the thick brew, giving balance and complexity. Brewers yeast feasts upon the rich sugars, concluding its transformation into oatmeal stout. Pour Oat into a snifter, allow its thick tan head to slowly rise, releasing unbridled aromas. The color of Oat is as dark as a moonless night. The first sip reveals Oat’s thick and nourishing taste. Like a haversack to a horse, a bottle of this stout is a meal in itself. Enjoy responsibly. 11.0% abv • 238º L


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bomber - One of the best Imperial Stouts I have had to date. Pours a thick, murky, midnight black with a fluffy, lasting brown head. This beer is huge on both aroma and flavor. It is very sweet with a huge chocolatey malty flavor. As it warms the alcohol makes more of an appearance. The mouthfeel is thick and rich with almost an oily consistancy. Simply excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
(22oz bottle) Small tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some vanilla, coffee syrup, light grapefruit/floral, alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, oatmeal, some coffee, molasses, burnt, light grapefruit. Boozy with medium alcohol burn. Full body, smooth and sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Aroma nothing really spectacular jumps out at me a light alcohol, oat and chocolate. Poures a nice swirling black with a dark chocolatey head. Flavor is just yummy, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla. Palate is nice and full. Overall, I like this very much, may need more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2511) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. As it pours out a thick blackish brown liquid, I think this could be good. The head forms slowly, so plan accordingly as you pour. Leave yourself a little room... 2 to 3 fingers’ worth of space for the khaki froth. Aromas are not that complex... milk chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy... with a touch of heat from the alcohol. The first thing to know about the flavor is that it is very sweet... malty chocolate, vanilla and oats mix together and the whole thing borders on being just simply too much sweetness, but then in comes the alcoholic warmth and a little bit of a bitter note. Still, I’m not totally sold on the blending... could be a bit less sweet and I’d be happier. I may have to buy one and sit it in the cellar for a few years just to see what that would accomplish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Much better than I expected. A well done imperial stout with all the components you’d expect. A little unbalanced as far as sweetness goes, but solid none the less.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 bottle....aroma: lots of roasted malt and sweet chocolate and oats of course....appearance: black pour or very close to being black. little head which was tannish but not very long lasting.....taste: sweet, roasty, chocolate with little carbonation and medium/light body.....nothing revolutionary but a well done imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2007
bottle. hoppy and awesome smell. exactly what you expect the beer to be. really heavy and wheaty. great. hot back-end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2007
22oz bottle from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours pitch black, with a thin tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with some fruit, oats, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor is initially (very briefly) sweet malt, then burnt malt steps in, with dark chocolate, molasses and some hops. Long, roasted malt finish. Thick bodied, with smooth, velvety mouthfeel. This is a big, delicious beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle courtesy of dough77 pours pitch black w/ virtually no head. Mouthfeel is a little watery, reminiscent of Old Rasputin. Touch of alcohol in the throat. Oatmeal smoothness w/ dark chocolate/coffee bite. Very good, but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4148) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Trade with shadey. My 500th beer! Pours a dark black, not quite oily in consistency. Coaxed a medium thickness, brown/chestnut head. Leaves some lace. The aroma is sweet, shows molasses, brown sugar, mild soy, cherry/currant, mild alcohol, fantastic aroma. The flavor shows mild alcohol at first and more as the beer warms, smooth flavor (thanks oats!), molasses, milk chocolate, light coffee, sweet molasses, gets fruitier as it warms. Yum, great impy. The palate is very smooth and full, velvety. Finishes a little warm, the 11% definitely shows on the way down. Excellent imperial stout.


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