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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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2007
22 ounce bottle provided my mreusch
Reall nice aromas of raisins and berries. Oats, roast, and cream.
Dark brown with some red highlights. Light brown head.
Pretty creamy with aggressive roast and coffee character.
Very silky, velvet alcohol warmth. Tasty stuff. I’m glad Matt had another bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1348) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and caramel malts. Flavor is pretty sweet up front with the molasses, dark fruits, and caramel malts up front. Finishes bitter with the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Some alcohol warming on the finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6861) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours like a deep dark roasted cup of coffee with thin light brown head. Light aroma that starts off smelling like a chocolate milk shake. The mild aromas come through as roasted malts, chocolate malts brownies and brown sugar. Nice but light. A thick mouth feel ushers in roasted malts, molasses, sweet malts, light dark roasted malts and mild astringency. I don’t get much sense of oatmeal. Good beer though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Thanks to pantanap for this beauty. Pours black with a thin brown head. The flavor and mouthfeel are creamy, chocolatey, wow. I absolutely loved it. The finish has a warming to it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Thin dark brown head of dense creamy bubbles. Rich roasty aroma with lots of toasted grains, molasses, black cherry and some sweet malts. Color is a very dark brownish black. Thick and very full bodied. Sweet and malty with loads of roasted grains, molasses and chocolate. Not really bitter at all. Velvety smooth mouthfeel that is almost chewy. Noticable alcohol presence that makes the lips tingle and the gullet nice and warm. The oats are really present in the body and give this brew tons of mouthfel and character. Finishes thick and creamy and delicious. Lingering roastyness and alcohol. A great imperial stout!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Pours deep, dark brown with a small brown bubbly head. Strong aroma of semi-sweet chocolate, lactic sugars, light roasted coffee, and some piny/herbaceous hops. Sweet lactic and bitter chocolate flavors hit hard upfront like a bitter malted milk ball, then quickly recede into slightly bitter roasted coffee, and grassy/piny hops, but keeping up that sweetness as an undertone all the way through. Would’ve certainly pegged this for a milk stout if I didn’t know better. Palate is full, creamy, a bit grainy (like chocolate with high cocoa content), fairly sweet, and oily. That’s a damn fine impy stout that is sure is sure to drink nicely for years to come. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1045) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bomber - One of the best Imperial Stouts I have had to date. Pours a thick, murky, midnight black with a fluffy, lasting brown head. This beer is huge on both aroma and flavor. It is very sweet with a huge chocolatey malty flavor. As it warms the alcohol makes more of an appearance. The mouthfeel is thick and rich with almost an oily consistancy. Simply excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
(22oz bottle) Small tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some vanilla, coffee syrup, light grapefruit/floral, alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, oatmeal, some coffee, molasses, burnt, light grapefruit. Boozy with medium alcohol burn. Full body, smooth and sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Aroma nothing really spectacular jumps out at me a light alcohol, oat and chocolate. Poures a nice swirling black with a dark chocolatey head. Flavor is just yummy, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla. Palate is nice and full. Overall, I like this very much, may need more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. As it pours out a thick blackish brown liquid, I think this could be good. The head forms slowly, so plan accordingly as you pour. Leave yourself a little room... 2 to 3 fingers’ worth of space for the khaki froth. Aromas are not that complex... milk chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy... with a touch of heat from the alcohol. The first thing to know about the flavor is that it is very sweet... malty chocolate, vanilla and oats mix together and the whole thing borders on being just simply too much sweetness, but then in comes the alcoholic warmth and a little bit of a bitter note. Still, I’m not totally sold on the blending... could be a bit less sweet and I’d be happier. I may have to buy one and sit it in the cellar for a few years just to see what that would accomplish.


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