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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Motor oil black, no head, just a bit at the end of the bottle. Aroma is leafy bittered hops with lots of burnt fumes (I guess I mean really roasty, so damn roasty it’s burnt). Taste is sweet burnt roastiness., prunes and all this is rounded off with leafy hops again. A medium bitterness and a slightly slick body adds a nice coating dimension. Yet overall this is rather drinkable. 22oz bomber, Rodenbach tulip glass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Very, very dark brwon body with blackened/ruby hues, extremely oily, viscous and is visibly thick. Beige bubbles fail to form a substantial head, only a thn layer of creamy carbonation. The aroma is filled to the brim with highly roasted grains and a large oatmeal presence, bold but unobtrusive alcohol with berry esters, chocolate, prune, pan-scorched and scraped caramel, licorice, molasses and coffee notes. The nose is creamy and dotted with ethanol, moderate hoppy bitterness and plenty of desired character. The flavor is superbly roasty and larger than life. Sweetness is medium to medium-high, bitterness is mild to medium. Acidity is low and astringency mild. Vanilla and raisin additions. Finishes lightly bitter with sweet chocolate, coffee and oats lingering. The palate is exceptional, very dense and fantastically creamy, with low carbonation and is full bodied and slick. Drinkability should be higher for such a creamy palate experience; hot alcohol prevents this. This isn’t world class but it is very delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8525) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours thick and dark with a late-arriving, creamy, orange/brown head. The robust aroma offers notes of burnt caramel, ethanol, molasses, dark chocolate, espresso and resinous hops with light blueberry and raspberry esters. Huge, bossy flavor with lots of deeply roasted malt sweetness. Tannic, singed bitterness. Essences of bittersweet, dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, espresso and carbon. Ultra-full-bodied with the viscosity of motor oil. Chewy with soft to modest carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet, molasses and chocolate finish. Kudos to boboski for the sample!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Draft @ Fat Heads in pittsburgh. Black with creamy tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, caramel. Creamy palate. Roasted chocolate coffee flavors. Good balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a thin brown head. The oily body noticeable adheres to the glassware. Aroma of roastiness, vanilla, oatmeal, lactose, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bomber. Pours deep brown with a small head. No Lacing. Aroma of sweet and rich chocolate and liquorice. Tastes adds in some big hops; bitter and grassy, almost metallic, but not overpowering. Full body, thick. Metallic finish. Pretty warm. It probably could use a little aging.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Courtesy dsnowden. Black. Small brown head dissipates slowly. Aroma of roastiness, bittersweet chocolate, burnt grains, subtle bitter, resinous, and spicy hops. Same flavors, more intense. More hops, subtle coffee, solid oats in the second half and finish. No suggestion of alcohol. Full body, balanced carbonation until the oily smooth finish. Oats help the palate on this tremendously, great mouthfeel. Heavy, but drinkable. Excellent stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Pours a completely opaque black, perhaps the darkest beer I have ever had. Aroma is intensley roasted. Full on, touch of coffee, oats, some raisin and brown sugar. I am really liking this beast. Flavor is insanely intense, full roasted coffee and oats, nice viscous mouthfeel. Hints of coccoa and even a touch of smoke. Bravo.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle: Black pour with a deep brown head that becomes a ring. Pungent, oat-filled aroma. Burnt chocolate malts, tons of fresh rolled oats, brown sugar, roasted coffee, licorice. Big stuff. Very thick body; slick but not cloying. Full-bodied, with a robust roasted malt complex. Rich flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, burnt raisins, along with a slight grape-like fruity undertone, followed by a nutty character. Of course I picked up on a toasted Oat-Bran muffin in there as well. There’s also some toasted graham cracker in the roasted coffee-ish bitter finish. I really enjoy Southern Tier’s Black Water Series so far, however, if you sample these offerings in a serving any larger than 6oz you begin to question it’s overall quaff-ability. Still, it’s damn tasty and enjoyable in small doses. Have at least one other, maybe two people in company when you pop open a 22oz bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. This one pours deep blackish with 2 fingers of deep brown head, definitely one of the darker brown heads I have ever seen. The aroma is blackstrap molasses, roasty dark patent malt, chocolate syrup, ovaltine. The palate is very rich, oily, complex, and hefty, giving flavors of dark roasty malt, chocolate syrup, molasses, and some mid-palate blackberry notes, all melded together very well, and giving a super smooth, creamy finish with no detectable alcohol. This is truly an amazing beer.


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