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RATINGS: 1099   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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Thanks to TheHopster. Very dark pour with minimal mocha head, nicely balanced between rich malts and hop profile. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (898) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from CBS, Corvallis. 2010 vintage. Pours an inky brown/black, just a hint of tan head. Nose slightly sweet, roasty, chocolate notes, oat, treacly. Body slight and a little bit roasty, finish very sweet, treacly. Almost no warming, very well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Black liquid drools from the bottle with tan head. Rich, roasty aroma. Creamy oatmeal body + roasted malt base + under-attenuated sweetness. Works, though; I like this stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"this batch at 11%. pours black with practically zero head. thick stuff. super smooth, and though it’s heavy, no hint of being quite so strong. aroma and flavor of molasses, a touch of hops, cocoa. chocolate & a touch of ripe fruit in there as well. a "no frills" stout that happens to be pretty darn great."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2094) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 650mL bomber bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average brown head that leaves an average collar. The nose is lightly smoked, milk chocolate sweetness, dark chocolate roast, tons of malt and molasses. The flavor is the same super sweet, all about the different layers of chocolate malt, not terribly complex, but not terrible either. The body is full and creamy with just under average carbonation and a long malty sweet chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Three years old. Has a deep brown to black colour and a small light brown head that fades fast. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, nice roast, oak and dark berries. Nice flavour with more roasted tones, ash, pipe tobacco and leather. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A round, balanced and tasteful imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (897) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 14, 2014
Drought. Inky black with small foamy brown head, sour cherry aroma, tastes like roasted malt and cherries, low carbonation, bit of a vanilla flavor, longish finish with alcohol aftertaste on palate.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-22-12- Poured from bomber into snifter glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep-brown nearly black color with a tiny thin wisp of tan foam. The foam fades very fast to leave almost no lacing. Upon swirling the beer in the glass it is seen to be quite sticky with it slowly sliding down the sides of the glass back to the body of the beer. Smell – The aroma is lighter then would have been anticipated. It was largest of a sweeter caramel and roasted malt aroma. There are notes of oat and some chocolate and coffee mixed with in. A light alcohol aroma is present as well rounding out the smell. Taste – The taste begins rather sweet. It starts of caramel with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Toward the middle of the flavor, an oat flavor comes to the tongue with some darker fruit flavors of plum and raisin. It has a very nice flavor here and then transitions nicely to a very different, but equally pleasurable flavor blend. Bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt come at the end with many of the sweeter flavors losing some strength. When combined with the oat flavor as well as a light alcohol flavor, it creates a roasted, dark, bitter, warming feel on the tongue. It is quite nice. Mouthfeel – The brew coats the mouth and smothers it in all its great flavors. The body of the beer is chewy and thick with a lower level of carbonation level. The feel is fantastic for the bitter and dark flavors of the beer, as well as the warming alcohol taste. Overall – Very nice. I love the smooth flavor transitions in this one. It starts out sweet and then moves to more roasty and bitter. The feel helps with both the great flavors as well as the transition of those flavors. Really a tasty and enjoyable beer to drink. Grab one, sit back and sip slowly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
The body has a very dark black color which I can’t even see through. On top of this opaque body sits a small tan head which fades quickly leaving just a ring of lace. Glass lacing is minimal and very slick. The aroma is over the top sweet and roasty. It’s heavy on roasted barely, burnt caramel and dark toast. I also pick up light notes of toffee and hard butterscotch candy. The flavor sweet sweet sweet!!! It has a full bodied hit of sticky sweet roasted malt that delivers notes of burnt caramel, burnt toast and burnt raisins. Molasses and chocolate also hit the sweet tooth and then everything hooks up with the boozy alcohol and rides slowly off into the finish. The palate is smooth creamy and sticky all at the same time and the carbonation offers little help in lifting this feeling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a thick mocha head. Creamy chocolate and raisin aroma. Lots of chocolate in the flavour, smooth oats, a touch of coffee and dark fruits. Full bodied and very flavourful, but perhaps a touch sweet. Nearly perfect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a dark cola with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt and chocolate with a touch of oats. Tastes like it smells, but with a bit more of an oatmeal presence. Nice and smooth on the palate. A good example of the style.


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