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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Fairly black pour that lets some light in aroma the edges - foamy tan head that shrinks pretty fast - powerful aroma of bittersweet chocolate, very apparent oats, some fruit skins, an earthy, kind of tannic tartness - slick, silky mouthfeel, with very low carbonation - you can tell they used an absurd amount of oats in here - a wee be cloying, but strong tobacco and leathery notes try their best to balance it, with mixed results - the alcohol is present just enough to make the beer warming, but not "hot" - a bit of berry and plum - tasty, just way too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Bottle: Huge chocolate aroma with both sweet milk chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate along with some oatmeal, faint roasted coffee, and the slightest hint of alcohol. Pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small fizzy brown head that fades quickly. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate up front with light caramel. There’s a nice dose of oatmeal in the middle. The finish has lots of dark chocolate with mellow roasted coffee. There’s a hint a alcohol in the finish but not too hot or overbearing. It leaves a cafe mocha aftertaste on the tongue that lingers for quite some time. Full bodied with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1675) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep black body with thin head. aroma is of cocoa, oatmeal, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is slightly sweet with the oatmeal, bitter, coffee taste and chocolate. What is really going on in this beer is the smoothness and creaminess to it. It is so light on the mouth with zero alcohol being detected. Damn good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bomber, courtesy of hopson (Thanks Kyle!). Pours a syrupy deep brown that sits pitch black in the glass, with a decent dark brown head and no notable lacing. Aroma is full although slightly muted, with oats, roasty espresso, chocolate and some molasses. Flavor is warm, roasty and gently sweet, with more espresso, chocolate, and oats, and a light bitterness on the finish. Palate is stellar; silky and smooth with moderate carbonation and a full and chewy mouthfeel. Can see that this will age well, and glad I’ve got some to set back.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1263) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Slight aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Pours black and thick, with a dark tan head that diminishes quickly. Flavor is sweeter in the beginning then my general preferences, but is redeemed with a nice blast of roasty malts and bittering hops. Noticeable flavor notes are coffee, chocolate (milk), vanilla, and a touch of alcohol. Very thick and smooth mouthfeel. A very tasty beer, and one I want to grab some of to cellar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, oats, dark fruit, coffee, and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malt, oats, chocolate, coffe, and dark fruit. Wonderful heavy, creamy body. Like others have said, this is really good, but Jah-va is better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Black, oily,rich, and thick. Smells really nice with just a tad of alcohol. Creamy and syrupy on the palate. Good flavors of oat, dark chocolate, and light coffee. Now,this is a very good beer but NOT better then their JAH-VAH stout, KNOW THAT!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2007 bomber. Pours jet black with a dark brown head. carbonation seems to be mild, small head. Aroma is a ton of chocolate, caramel, dark fruits/raisins. Taste is also a ton of chocolate, dark fruits, and sweet caramel. Not much of an intense roasty character- the body of this was so smooth. very full bodied. Became a little bit hot as it warmed, but damn it was good. Finishes lightly roasty with a good hop bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
22 oz bottle shared with Axilla. Thanks! Pours black with little head. Tasty little monster. Hints of Coffee, chocolate, roastyness. Pretty complex beer but had a solid oatmeal creamy mouth feel. Certainly got much better when it mellowed for a while. It hid the 12.5% quite well. Outstanding!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a thick oily black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal. Taste is of rich roasted coffee, thick creamy chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Very good, but not as good as the Imperial Jah-va.


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