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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
“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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours is dark brown with a small tan head that fades quickly. Little lacing. Nose is very sweet chocolate, dark fruits, some resinous hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is just too sweet. More chocolate, some roasted malts, etc. A bit too much really. Since everyone and their brother is making this style, Im not too worried about finding quite a few that I love to drink regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 22 oz bottle via homebrew Mys Swap (thanks xnoxhatex & adrian910ss!). She pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Nose is plum and chocolate. Taste is quite yummy, milk chocolate to start and end with, and in between we have some plums, raisins, coffee, and subtle bourban and roastiness. Body is medium/full, carbonation is just right. Damn frakking world class imperial Oat Stout!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a smallish mocha brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate, toffee, alcohol, piney hops, oatmeal. Flavour is really potent and alcoholic - super powerful, wow. really chocolately with caramel notes and some oatmeal. alcohol is a bit too prevalent here but otherwise the rich hop resin and oat flavour is quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
650 ml bottle. An 11% Imperial Stout eh? This is just what I need after a long day, bring it on. Pours like thick black oil with an average size somewhat-lasting creamy light-brown head. Very nice aroma of deep roasted malt, chocolate, green hops, dark fruit, molasses and just a bit of alcohol. Big, sweet, malty flavour along with molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, oats and plenty of green hops in the finish. Notes of coffee and smoke in the finish too. Lots going on here. There’s alcohol but doesn’t taste like 11% at all. Medium to full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Big, flavourful and complex -- a fantastic Impy Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours thick, deep opaque black from the bomber with a thin tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, sugar, coffee but also hints of citrus and hops. Flavor is heavy on the sugar and licorice, smooth, plenty of chocolate flavor. Finish is thick and really shows off the high alcohol without being astringent. One complaint would be the high alcohol makes it a very heavy beer to drink, but all in all, a good beer experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 This poured black out of a bomber. Tan head. This is a very thick beer. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little malt, has bitter finish and alcohalis present in taste. I felt the drinkability was poor due to thickness and high alcohal. Had to split bomber with my brother. A very good beer and I probably rated it higher than I actually liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Maybe it was just my nose acting up, but I gathered little to no aroma. Pours thick and dark with a small tan head. Goes down the esophagus as thickly as it pours with a very rich malty and chocolate flavor. The finish is sweet with its abundant alcohol content. Best oatmeal stout I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - First beer on Thanksgiving! Pours a dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and light esters. Flavor is chocolate, toasted malt and a touch of coffee. Smooth and very easy to drink. A thick, full bodied beer. Very nice. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
This Imperial Stout pours a deep black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized beige head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee so roasted malts. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, a touch burnt. The hops are a touch earthy. Soft mouthfeel. Complex flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Smooth tasting. A touch of alcohol hotness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee aromas. Soft and sweet with big chocolate, caramel and raisin notes. Somewhat hot.

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