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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Enjoy this as a token of our appreciation. With the demise of Tröegs Oatmeal Stout, this long-forgotten recipe serves as an inspiration and a heartfelt thanks to our faithful stout fans.

What’s special here? We start with a seductive malty sweetness, combine it with hints of chocolate and roasted flavors and round out the texture and taste with a healthy helping of oats. A three-hop blend brings perfect balance to the sweet malt adding a dry finish to this big beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Dark chestnut brown pour. Smells of oatmeal and sweet malt. It has a rich, sweet flavor to start and closes with a roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Poured black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Body was a little thin. Chocolate and coffee flavors throughout. Another winner for almost 10%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Thanks to Mike for this one. Dark brown body. Oats, licorice and very sweet aroma. Dry and malty flavor with evident alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Dark beer with a short foamy tan head. Nose of chocolate malt balls with some acetate. Chocolate flavor with a roasted grains, burnt toast, and again with the acetate. The alcohol is intrusive in this bottle. The finish is a long bitter chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Thanks MuenchenerKindl for such an excellent extra 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip an awesome midnight black with a good two fingers of tan head that settles into a large curtain of lace that lasts to the end Aromas of oatmeal, malts and grains, yes almost barleywineish with a light alcohol smell Oatmeal, chocolate molasses and fruit with a lite hop end note Wow I like the taste almost like some sort of hybrid oatmeal stout barleywine Palate is medium to thick You need to sit back, relax and sip this one. A truly great beer and I am glad I chose this one to end the night with. I would say that this is a must try beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
12oz bottle, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours deep brown, capped wit a thick tan head. Aroma is primarily chocolate with some caramel in the background, with faint spice and cherry. Sweet, roasted chocolate malt flavor comes through at first, then gives way to bitter chocolate for the finish. Long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle from miketd on 12/19/2007. Thanks Mike! Pours with a small bubble head that quickly dissipates to thin cloud over a dark black-amber liquid. Aroma is malty almost barleywineish. Aroma shows hints of chocolately roastiness. Medium to heavy body. Some lingering bittterness. Lots of hops, possibly grapefruit hops. Not sweet, but the thick body implies an illusive sweetness. Drinkability reduced a little from young age, higher alcohol and offcenter bitterness. Should get better with age, but I think a hint of oxidation beginning to show may limit the amount of aging, and would encourage aging at lower temperatures.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle: Poured a Dark dark brown with a coffee colored head. The aroma was that of coffee. The flavor was full of coffee, chocolate, and malts. Very smooth and not overly roasted. A very drinkable stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Thanks Steve! Murky dark brown to near black pour. Small tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark, bitter chocolate, and burnt oatmeal. Taste is bitter chocolate, hops, roasted malts, and burnt, oily coffee. Body is light-medium with a creamy carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Doesn’t really "feel" like an imperial stout. Finishes with strong roasted malts, oily hops, and dark bitter chocolate. Rather uneven overall but still tasty at times.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
12 oz bottle via trade. One of the lightest imperial stouts I’ve ever tasted. It’s a fairly good beer, but not excellent for an Impy Stout. Aroma of milk chocolate, dark fruit and pine hops. Pours dark, dark brown, close to black with a thin off white head. Dry hops and lightly roasted malt on the tongue. Some chocolate sweetness. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Really not an imperial stout, but relatively tasty nonetheless.


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