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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiammanghilla (421) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 5, 2013
Bottiglia 65cl, ordinata da domus birrae e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma piuttosto persistente. Profumo di tostatura e di caffè. In bocca grande corpo, vellutata, alcol mitigato dal sapore di caffè, cioccolata e da un buon amaro nel finale. Raffinata ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bomber poured into imperial stout goblet. Pours a thick black with a dark tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and caramel. Hints of the oats come through, and there is slight note of alcohol, which at 11% it's hard to think it won't be there. The taste is incredible. A lot of caramel and roasted malt with a light feeling of alcohol in it. The mouth feel lingers perfectly for an imperial stout. Overall, a solid, solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (183) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Aroma is sweet malt, slight booze, oatmeal and vanilla. Appearance is thick black, medium-brown head. Taste is also sweet, almost as it smells. Sweet malt, vanilla, milk chocolate, slight booze mostly hidden by flavor. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation and velvety smooth. Overall, solid, as the blackwater series have all been thus far.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
December 2009. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt aromas with coffee, chocolate. Thich and robust. Excellent balance and complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (372) - SPAIN - AUG 6, 2013
Color negro con reflejos caobas, espuma beige. Aromas de maltas tostadas, chocolate dulce y licor. En boca tiene un cuerpo medio-alto con un inicio dulce tostado al que sigue un amargor achocolatado y terroso equilibrado con un ligero toque alcoholico. Muy rica.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Aroma is malty and thick with a boozy edge. Appearance is a dark brown with a small yellowish head. Taste is boozy but malty and sweet with a bitter finish. Palate is a bit watery, despite looking thick. It diminishes the enjoyment but increases the drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
This looks as it should for the style, pitch, thick, solid black in color with a medium brown colored head. The aroma is certainly the best I’ve ever smelled for an imperial oatmeal stout. Potent alcohol, softened by its roasted, but malty and soft oat body makes for a great combination. It smells more like a slightly aged barleywine than an imperial stout. Man, yes, just like a very-well brewed, aged barleywine, with sweet, fresh caramel peeking its way around the edges of the alcohol. It smells just like a freshly prepared candy apple if you hold your nose a few inches away from the glass. It starts much like a barleywine (definitely nothing like an imperial stout) up front, with alcohol and sweet malts dominating softly on the palate. Some roasted malts start to show in the middle, but have there’s no bitterness at all. It’s really quite fantastic. Roasted malts and a mash of alcohol, oats, chocolate, and wonderful, acute hops take over in the finish. I rarely enjoy a stout with as much hop character as this, but it really works in this beer. It’s wildly complex in the mouth, but so very, very soft. And that flavor as soon as it hits the lips and tongue... man, to die for. Rich, thick, and nothing like what you’d expect of an imperial stout. I’d almost consider categorizing this as a black barleywine, but it’s just a little too smooth with oats too present. This is a fantastic beer, and something not to miss.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
650 ml bottle. 10.8%. From New York. Courtesy of Brandman.
The colour is black with a tiny tan head. The aroma is... mild? Is it possible? Hmmm... let’s try again. Roasted malt, liquorice, some herbal notes, mild medicine and berries in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, mild bitterness, herbal notes, balancing hops, mild berries, liquorice and mild saltiness. Smooth. Extremely balanced. Alcohol is not strong but it’s definitely there. Beer with 10.8% there should be some alcohol present. Tasty. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has complex roastiness, alcohol, medicinal and herbal hops, some sweet coffee. Flavor has much depth and quite nice alcohol warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours black with a small, creamy tan head. Sweet caramel, butterscotch aroma. Full body, creamy oats lingering but pleasant roasted bitterness. Some coffee and a lot of caramel sweetness. Extremely pleasant -Fish!


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