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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Imperial Oatmeal Stout

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.

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   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.

meccahh69lol (354) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2017
We picked this one up because we wanted to support the fat dog in their struggle against weight bias. It is a year old but was on sale so what can you do. This is the first review of my 30s, and if it were up to me I would say "smells like wet dog, tastes like wet dog, too smoky to exist, 2.7." But, booboo likes it, so what can ya do. Apparently the aroma is sweet smoke and syrupy brown sugar, the appearance is dark brown/black, and the taste is a slight mouth yak feel of a Baltic porter combined with a blunt sugary fizz.Good for onesie juiceing on a Wednesday night with your cutie patootie.

koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2017
12 oz bottle. The pour is a nice black-ish color with a thin ring of light khaki head, somewhat bubbly. It poured a bit thin, but it’s not terrible. The aroma is interesting. There is a light roastiness to it and a bit of chocolate. A light sweetness and a hint of metallic exists. It’s a little sweeter and there is a hint of licorice and a slight bittering aspect to it. The flavor is interesting. There is a lot more of a bitter roast and a chocolate. The metallic tendency of the malts is in full swing. It’s got a dark fruit thing happening that isn’t the best, but it adds something. The mouth feel is decently thick with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly metallic sweetness on the finish. Meh.

jsmerig (1677) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours a flat cloudy brown. Looks a bit watery. Aroma of syrup and light coffee notes. Taste is sweet with a slightly coffee note.

MacNJ (108) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Poured from a 12ozbottle. Black ink with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate nose. Delicious taste with bitter bakers chocolate and milkshake mouthfeel. A classic that I haven’t had in years. Cheers!

PhillyCraft (7935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
bB backlog, bottle from Canals West Deptford. Faced on a cold night in December. Pours a deep black color with a medium sized head. Notes are huge on fudge and other sweet chocolate. Also some dark malt, toast, and coffee. Really creamy and smooth mouthfeel. I like this stout from stoudts

MarkSachon (1054) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
2915 vintage. A good imperial stout just short of extraordinary. One is probably enough.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at "The Pub" in Gettysburg, PA. This beer is a pitch black offering with a nice tan head. The aromas is full of roasted grains and cocoa. the taste is a lot like the aroma with some cocoa, coffee and malt blended well for a flavorful event. My favorite Imperial Oatmeal Stout to date.

Itzjerm (3124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2015
A nice stout has all the flavors you would hope for. Toasty malty enjoyable in most every way. A bit thin on the tongue though.

closey22 (2105) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Dark brown thin rimming tan head; aroma is slight chocolate; flava is ice malty with hints of choc and tangy malt; feels medium slight zingyness; finishes dry roasty malty

chinchill (5318) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12 oz brown bottle; Lot #721; Bottled date of August 2014.. Pours dark brown, looking black in the snifter. The light brown head has a creamy look and good retention. This has a full and very smooth mouthfeel, but with some light heat fro alcohol. The aroma carries the usual mix of dark malts and oats,with little in the way of alcohol esters, but with a touch of spiciness (hops?). The flavor also reflects some spicy hops but is dominated by dark roasted grains. Minimal sourness. Mildly bitter. Some chocolate with only faint raisins and vague dark fruit in the flavor.

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