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style
RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6309) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (959) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
2915 vintage. A good imperial stout just short of extraordinary. One is probably enough.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (1452) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2372) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1719) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4440) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle: Pitch black, inky body with a light-tan creamy head that doesnt last. Aroma of bakers chocolate, bitter cocoa dust, licorice, creamy oatmeal, a small hint of brown sugar, & mild coffee beans. Flavor is smooth, good balance of bitter & sweet. Oatmeal, chocolate, hints of coffee, faint anise, a touch of roast & char nearing the finish. Body could be a little thicker, but overall this was pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4110) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2015
This was poured into a mini snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with no head and no lacing. The smell had a nice sweet milk chocolate and dark choclate with roasty coffee tones roaming around the beer. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine. Sweet gentle tones. A nice sweet rolling roasty aftertaste leads to a quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonated nicely, the oatmeal helps to balance to a decent grainy feel. Overall, Im quite pleased with this beer and would have it again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jabah (416) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Wow, what can I say! Dont know if I have tried a better oatmeal stout yet. Has an off-black, thick appearance. Medium-heavy carbonation to bring out a frothy mocha-white head. Taste of oats, chocolate malts, hops, and all sorts of other goodies. Cant wait to buy more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1412) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Brief beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma has a boozy sweet oatmeal note. Tangy roasted malt flavor has hints of cocoa and earthy coffee notes. Bold and rich with dark malt flavors. Chewy, dark dried fruit finish.


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