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RATINGS: 1096   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2007
1pt 6oz bottle $7.89. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, and resin hops. Small tan head that fully diminished and left no lacing. Ruby/Black hue. Flavor is espresso and nutty malts with a little sweetness and a short finish. Very smooth brew. Palate is oily flat and full bodied. Just a fantastic brew from beginning to finish. Was able to coax a mostly lasting creamy head with a long pour. Would be perfect but it’s a little lax on intensity and the head was a disappointment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Sampled at Tampa Gathering. pours black with no light escaping with a khaki head.the nose was woodsy with some alcohol.Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits with a small bitter bite.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1779) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Opaque black with a small chocolate colored head. Roasty aroma with sweet brandy-like hints. Taste is figs and chocolate. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel is almost like a chocolate shake, with a delicate mocha aftertaste. Incredible at $8/22oz

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4394) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 "Oat". Pours a thick black into a snifter. Little head on vigorous pour. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Sticky and oily yet somhow crisp, with upfront sour chocolate and a lasting bitter espresso-covered licorice and soy alcohol burn finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (937) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottled, Blackwater Series, brewed Fall 2007. Big thanks to xnoxhatex for sending me this bad boy as a trade bonus! I enjoyed it alongside a slice of rich chocolate cake...can you say EPIC? Viscous, silky pour, but no head formation at all, somewhat hindering the appearance. A bit of a beige swirl coats the snifter rim. Aroma is killer! Like a bowl of oatmeal with rich dark chocolate melted in and lots of brown sugar, pancakes, molasses and bourbon notes. Coffee bean and roasty malts are abound in the flavor, with plenty of oats bringing up the rear. The mouth feel reminded me most of Kentucky Breakfast, the brew attaches itself the walls of the snifter and the back of your mouth. Substantial bitterness rounds things out, with a long, dry choco-oatmeal finish. Damn!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Name: Oat
Date: October 05, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy beige head
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with a light sweet character from the alcohol
Body: big creamy body gets a bit sticky
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of sweetness works to bring out more of the chocolate and turns it into a silky sweet milk chocolate, touch of licorice, roasted character comes in with the hops to keep the malty sweetness in balance, light bitter finish

Name: Oat
Date: November 10, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: trade
the rich roasted and dark chocolate is taking on a coffee character,

Name: Oat
Date: February 21, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, milky sweetness
Body: rich creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, milky sweetness, touch of caramel

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bomber. Poured thick and black with a slight brown head. Aroma of dates, raisins, coffee, toffee, and slight alcohol. Flavor is a malty sweetness starting with dried fruits, moving to toffee and caramel, and finally ending with bitter espresso. Mouthfeel is oily, chewy, and continuously warming. Fantastic beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Amazingly good. Pours jet black with a frothy brown head. Aroma is earthy and tangy. Flavor is soo complex. Very balanced sweet oats with a roasted coffee and chocolate that is just right, simply great.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3404) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2007
22 oz. bomber. Pours an opaque black with a moderate, bubbly brown head that lasted through most of the glass. The aroma I thought was a little light for such a dark, rich looking beer with notes of chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruits. The flavor was very nice with plenty of chocolate, lightly roasted malt, dark fruits, and a bit of tobacco. Full, almost chewy mouthfeel. The alcohol at 11% was extremely well hidden with barely a trace of a burn detected. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bomber bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Opaque with a mostly lasting tan creamy head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, prune, plum, molasses, tar, aromatic pipe tobacco, pine, and slight smoked meats.

The taste is nice and malty but there is also a fair amount of piney and herbal hop bitterness to add balance. The midsection has notes of ripened fruit and molasses over buttermilk biscuits. There is just a splash of coffee and smoke upon the finish, more there for depth that a major player. The finish is also where I found the oats the most noticeable. The mouth feel is lush and chewy, a moderate bite of metal and alcohol but seem a palate cleaner than some thing distracting.

YEP, another rave review for this brew. This could be KILLER if properly barrel aged. GET YA SOME! Thanks 4 the bottle Shane even if some showed in Chi-town, more for me to keep enjoying!


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