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RATINGS: 1103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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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yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. A nice-looking reddish dark brown beer wtih a small tan head sitting on top. The aroma has a lovely mocha start, with roasted malts and some alcohol soon appearing. Quite meaty. The flavor is sweet and roasted, with mocha, meat, some coffee and alcohol warmth. Full-bodied. Chocolate-bitter finish. A tasteful and dangerously easy drinkable beer that should be readily available in my fridge. Considering the high ABV, which is cleverly masked, I guess it’s good I don’t have it available. 100326

2.9
jtclockwork (16955) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 I was disappointed with this one. A simple oatmeal stout. Some caramel and barley on the palatte, but this one was mostly empty for me. Some pancake syrup in the nose and taste. Perhaps, I got a bad bottle.

3.5
FatPhil (16695) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2012
650ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Lovely rich roast, just verging towards bitter espresso. Jet black and a dark tan head which dissipates quickly. Taste has quite a hefty punch of burntness to it, and just a bit of alcohol. As you swallow it expands and richens to have more espresso, and less raw burntness. Ashy bite in the finish. Quite lively carbonation heightens the harshness of the burntess. Very very nice for the brief moment you swallow, but either side of that it’s either too boozey or to burnt, and lacking balance, which is a shame. Becomes slimier and stickier down the glass too.

3.2
Benzai (16312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
Pitch black color, light brown head. Smell and taste oat and roasted malts. Light liquorice as well. Soft taste for 11%ABV.

3.9
Dedollewaitor (16239) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle. Thanks ChristianScheffel. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and oat. Full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Nice

3.8
Ferris (16107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate, biscuit and dark malt. Almost like a chocolate chip cookie. Jet black with a thin brown head. Rich chocolate, mellow alcohol and a slight bitterness. Mouth feel is great, overall a very nice and subtle beer.

4.3
bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours really black with a thin dark tan head. It smells wonderful. Chocolate and treacle? Full bodied and mildly carbonated. Flavor is chocolate, light treacle, maybe a little dark fruit, and it finishes smoothly bitter in a burnt malt sense. It is super fantastic. Great mouthfeel.

4.1
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head and leaves good spotty lacing.  Chocolate roast and coffer aroma. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla and roast. Easy to drink a very good Imperial stout from Southern Tier. 

4.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle at home - thanks Sune - shared with Mette & Sune. Pitch black - small brown head. High high chocolate, coffee, licorice, high licorice, oat, smoothness, vinous, sweetness, tarmac, soya, syrup, lovely high hoppy, brown sugar, lovely. It is sune-aged for one year.

3.8
Ratman197 (15121) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bomber (thanks to Kevin for sharing) poured a translucent brownish black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of light oxidation, bitter chocolate, coffee, lighjt vanilla and a hin t of carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolte, vanilla, coffee and a hin t of licorice with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.


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