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RATINGS: 1095   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (549) - Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
It pours thick, almost viscous black with a head that fades to just a foamy, tenacious ring around the top edge. The aroma is chocolate, toffee, coffee, all kinds of rich, sweet tones. That’s all in the flavor, too, along with an indication of the 11% ABV and some spicy, hoppy tingle. The body is really thick and formidable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2556) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/19/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, oats, toast, toffee, coffee, cream, dark bread, floral, light nuttiness, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cream, light char, floral, dark bread, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark and milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, toffee, oats, light char, cream, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of roasted and dark malt flavors; with big robustness and malt balance, with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial stout! Big robustness and complexity of roasted and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown to black with a thin, khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is a soft oat and nutty chocolate and coffee. Taste is mildly bitter in the front end, but that gives way to a pleasant dark sweetness from there to the finish.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tourette (210) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Tasted on tap at Chuck's. For my palate, this is as good as it gets. More subdued than some of the other imperial stouts I've tried tonight. But incredibly complex and perfectly balanced. Almonds and hazelnuts. Coffee and toffee. Milky smooth. Jesus this is great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1224) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Very oaty... for alchol content more could be done. Much better Imperail stout exist out there. Easy drinking, thin head. dark mild beer very thick maybe to thick. I’ve had better in this realm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2720) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Bomber bought through Brill & Co. Pours viscous brownish black with a small frothy and fizzy mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a tiny trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, roasted cereal, oatmeal cookies, hay, wood, banana bread, alcohol, dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, toffee and hints of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, oatmeal cookies, banana bread, burnt caramel, toffee, salty liquorice candy, dark chocolate and charred wood. Mouthfeel is smooth, silky and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, oatmeal cookies, banana bread, dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, burnt caramel and hints of salty liquorice candy. Smooth and pretty tasty…

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2875) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
Keg at craft Brighton
Pours hazy dark mahogany with tan head, becomes a lacing with legs. Subdued chocolate nose. Very full bodied, rich smooth, almost syrupy chocolate sweetness, boozy warmth, rich roasted barley for a lingering finish. Some honey and increasingly alcohol forward as it warms and burnt toast.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
COMRADEJOSH (291) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 hints of caramel taste of chocolate malt. not as smooth tasting as i would expect with oatmeal. taste more like a strong abby than a stout to me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1574) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
On tap at Beermuda. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Slight smoky flavor. Pretty smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1599) - WALES - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Keg. Black with a biege head. Big mouthfeel, potent rich oversweet coffee-ish up front with a dry finish. Good strong beer. ************ Keg again, half pint. Big pour. Same impression - syrupy coffee, soy.


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