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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This unique ale merges the smooth and complex richness of an Oatmeal Stout with the assertive hoppiness of Imperial Stout. Fat Dog has an inviting silky-black color, a prominent roasted malt character, and a chocolatey, coffee-like finish.
55 IBUs


DukeBrewDevil's rating

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. This jet black beer smells awesome, with bold aromas of creamy lattes, black licorice, and a hint of scotch. As it hits the tongue, it starts out like a sweet oatmeal stout, but then smacks the palate with spicy hops and bitter black coffee. A warm, sticky finish leaves me wanting to settle in beside a fire.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle pours opaque dark brown/black. Nose lots of roast,bakers dark chocolate and hint of oatmeal. Taste sweet malt and chocolate up front. Then roast and light bitter mid palate. More roast and chocolate flavors than coffee. Light bitter finish. Average mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (478) - ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle at oatmeal stouts tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Dark brown, nearly black with a medium beige head. Roasted aroma with some coffee and earthy notes. Sweet with dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, medium bitterness, quite alcoholic. Medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Decent IS.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tim9887 (20) - USA - APR 22, 2014
Notes of cocoa in the aroma with malt sweetness. Tastes not as sweet as bitter roasty malts take over the cocoa. Really awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Firkin at Real Ale. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma or chocolate, roast, dark fruit, brown sugar. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel. Milk chocolate taste, roast, nut. Haven’t had this one in quite some time and it was much better than I remembered it to be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (225) - - APR 6, 2014
Pours a caramel colored head with decent lacing. Roasted coffee beans and chocolate on the nose. Flavors of noticeable chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. One of Stoudts best offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (656) - ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass and served at room temp. Hazy and very dark brown color with a big rocky beige head. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee liquor, with pleasant roastiness and grassy hops. Espresso flavors, roasted malts, some carobs, light tartness, medium bitterness and faint sour milk and alcohol notes. A bit over carbonated, med-full body, smooth and overall not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
Trade With Theydon_Bois. Thanks. Vintage ?? Pours Black With a small creamy head. Sweet nose of chocolate, oat, fruit and ashes. Flavor adds mild coffee and a vaguely fruity tartness. Smooth and dry. Slight oxidation but great vinousness. My guess is 4 or 5 years old. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (98) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours Black, when held to a light only the edges of a pint glass shows light. Two finger light beige head with nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts. Rich malty-molasses, sweet coffee taste. Full body, alcohol is noticeable but not a distraction to the taste profile. Finishes coffee, dark chocolates, rich malts with a slight bitterness. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (603) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Taste is smooth, bitter, chocolate. Nice stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown with a short caramel colored head. Smoky wood and cherry on the nose. Scrubby sensation livens up the otherwise wet mouthfeel. It becomes a bit astringent at the dry finish. The flavor is very good. Cherry is prominent. Smoky woody flavor. High quality stout.


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