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RATINGS: 1087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalhead (623) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2007
WOW! Pours like motor oil with a very wisp of a tan head. Aroma is mild of chocolate and hints of roast. Mouth feel is F,ing awesome. Sweet and sticky. Flavor is dark chocolate with roast and hints of oats. This is a sipper even tho you want to suck it down. One of the best stouts I have ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Lots of chocolate malt smell during the pour. Flavor has intense dark chocolate and sweet roasted flavors. Backend hop flavor and bitterness come through to balance out the sweetness. Not much carbonation but there is a small dense brown head. Very smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Opaque dark liquid with almost no head. Mildly sweet and malty aroma. Dry but very mellow oat flavor. sweet alcohol presence on the swallow. very nice aftertaste. Mouthfeel soft and medium full.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2401) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
My second bomber of this brew and it,s not much better than the first. Pour is pretty much flat. Took some vigorous swirling to gain a small but nice looking tan, brown head. It faded pretty quickly as well. An almost opaque black colored brew. Nose is lightly fruity, raisiny with some alcohol notes coming through. Full bodied, oily on the palate, creamy, fairly lifeless as it lacks in the carbonation dept.. Light roast and chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee and dark fruits. Alcohol flavor is noticeable as well. Finish is sweet, roasty with a strange astringency. I was expecting a bit more, oh well. A fair bit over-rated IMHO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Dark black with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is very sweet and malty with some roast and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Black body with a small tan head. The aroma is vinous, rum, molasses, light roast and coffee. The flavor is quite sweet, plums, molasses, lots of dark chocolate, light citrus hops and alcohol. Full body is soft and sticky with very light carbonation and quite a bit of heat on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2007
This beer absolutely shattered my expectations. Pour was jet black with a light tan head around the brim. Nose big on chocolate and malt. The flavor is where its at though and it was off the wall. Chocolate, caramel, some coffee, and slight hop. It went down so smooth, but its a really heavy strong beer and I couldnt drink the 22 oz bomber alone.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2162) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Bottle. Didn’t realize this was the highest rated ST beer when I picked it up at Whole Foods in Wheaton, IL the other day. Chocolate malt aroma with some sweet fruit. Black body with a large, brown head. Some lace. Sweet with a high alcohol presence. Excellent hop finish. Reminds me a bit of Oak Aged Yeti. An excellent beer, although a 22 oz bomber of this stuff is a strong meal in a bottle that will leave you feeling it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2007
A big heavy sweet sipper that has glued my lips shut with barley sugar. This is for those who like expressive dessert beers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Graciously shared by nolankowal. Pour is thick and black with no head. Aroma of roasted malts and some coffee and chocolate as well. Not a great aroma, but solid. Mouthfeel is superb! Very thick and extremely creamy, this stuff just coats your mouth and tongue while you enjoy the flavors. Plenty of roasted malts in the flavor, and those are backed up by some sweet vanilla and chocolate tastes as well as a hint of hops in the end. Very enjoyable brew.


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