pubscout (28) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best ever to come out of Adamstown. This is a must have for any serious stout lover. For a real treat, match it up with your favorite brownies!
thehinge (263) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another excellent beer from Stoudtís...they have yet to disappoint me.
This is a unique beer. Darkest brown head Iíve ever seen. Small, as I would expect from a stout.
Taste is just bursting forth from this stout.
Fruity taste that reminds me of cherries....a welcome change after having quite a few coffee stouts.
Color is a very dark black. Light wonít even pass through it. I highly recommend this.
Davhgbrew (734) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big chocolate aroma. Thick syrupy mouthfeel that strarts with a great smokiness and moves perfectly to espresso and alcohol. Beer is served quite cold, will assess further as it warms. So far as good if not better than st. ambroise, which is my pinnacle of oatmeal stouts and stouts in general....So as it warmed it actually thinned out as far as mouthfeel. Hops and bitterness more present surprisingly. Still an absolute top notch beer, but dropped a peg from a perfect 5 for me.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one great beer. Not too overpowering, but full of complexity and flavor. Has a nice sweet tone, but not too over done. Itís not like biting into a ripe orange where you pucker your cheeks, its calm and relaxing. Very Very enjoyable.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After having the hales I was worried my refrigerator wasnít keeping the beers at the proper tempurature. After a sip of the Fat Dog, I know this isnít so. Far better beer than Pikop Andropovís Rushin Imperial Stout. More gravity, more flavor, same berry coloring on the bottlecap.... HMMM???? Definite citrus undertone, along with coffee and faint candy cane touch. A richer, fuller, better tasting beer. Stoudtís hasnít disappointed me yet. I donít think its going to.
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Bottle) Purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. When I think of the perfect oatmeal stout - this must be it! Is got the same thick, complex texture and flavour of McAuslanís yet it is compounded by more chocolate, more coffee, more molasses and more life. The aroma leads into the hefty sweet stout flavour yet doesnít expose the multitude of dimension and joy. I wish I had bought a 24 of this beer!
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 2006 bottle. Super malty and rich aroma. Chocolate, vanilla, oak chips, alcohol and brandy, coffee and cream. Very aromatic and warming. Dark, dark black clear with thin tan head. Has some feet to it, too. Chewy and heavy, silky and oily body with medium carbonation. Starts with a lot of chocolate malt. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak. Plum and raisins with alcoholic warming. Soft nutty bitter finish with almost cloying sweet end. Dry on the tongue but sweet on the palate in the after taste. Rich and complex and well balanced. Very nice impy stout.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle; shared with Reakt, thanks to Simís ever impressive buying skills.
DAMN THIS IS OATMEAL LUXURY. I love the oatmeal aroma. Pure stunning. Held up incredibly well after a yearís worth of aging. Loads of chocolate and cream and oatmeal and rye on aroma. Some coffee too. Taste is oatmeal, cream, chocolate, good bitterness, stunning blending, balanced soo well, really great beer. Iím very impressed.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought this last Saturday at the brewpub, and Iíve been looking forward to it more than anal from my wife. I am as regimented as a Marine Drill Sergeant, but Iím going to rate this one as I savor it, and with aroma first. Wow! Aroma of heavy malt, cinnamon, heavy chocoff (more choc than coff). multiple layers of berries (a huge raspberry, cherry, and watermelon aroma), plus spirits such as cognac..and merlot. The color is obsidian, with slight ruby menisci, and no light transmittance through my desk lamp (and I verified this using Beerís law lol). The minimal and rapidly fading head, combined with the "not-quite Bo Jackson color", deducted a tenth for appearance....although heavy alcohol beers impart little head due to the anti-miscelle nature of ethanol. Prior to tasting, this one reminds me a lot of Weyerbacher Old Heathen/Raspy Impy (although Weyerbacher has a lot more head). On to the taste...yeah man! This tastes a lot like the Weyerbacher Raspy Impy/Old Heathen, with some FFF Alpha Klaus thrown in. As wth all Stoudtís beers, this one is as complex as an advanced calculus exam. Huge malt, dark chocolate, slight coffee, berry, spice, and fruity taste. The palate is firm, dense, bold.....the beer says to your tongue, "Drink me, God damn it...and drink me now...swallow me all...and donít let a drop drip out of your mouth off to the side." Stoudtís knows complexity...and they know balance...and they know how to make ass-kicking beers time and time again. The old saying goes that itís not over until the fat lady sings. Well, the Fat Dog has spoken, and I rpoclaim this one a 4.5. Just fucking awesome!!!As a bonus, the Stoudtís mens restrooms have great 1950s black-and-white photos of nubial nude women...artfully done, for those who may be offended.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drought @ Brewery: Moderate aroma of sweet malts, chocolate, and a little bit of roasting. Poured dark black with a dark brown, medium sized, frothy/creamy, lasting head. Head lasted throughout and left a good lacing. No particles were visible, but neither was any light because it was just dark and viscous. Tasted of malts, chocolate, oats, oatmeal. Sweet all the way through... Full bodied with a thick ,viscous texture with lively carbonation and a sweet, dry finish. A very easy drink. Overall, this is an improvement on a beer that I did not think really need to be improved. I am happy that the changes were slight. Still a every good stout.