Stoudts Fat Dog Stout (Vintages through 2003)

 
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The darkest of the beers we make, this imperial-style stout has a full body, a rich hearty dark-chocolate taste and a coffee-like finish. Its surprisingly smooth drinkability is enhanced by the careful blending of the finest English Kent Golding and Fuggle hops.

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4.3
obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Great stout, black in color, great thick tan head, roasted nose, chocolate flavors, hints of coffee, very smooth & drinkable, nicely balanced, medium-full body

4.3
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 This beer is pretty light for an imperial stout. Very good flavor however. There is a bit of roasted coffee and chocolate in this one. Opaque color, with a fizzy tan head. I have to agree with the others here in saying would be a better dry stout then an imperial. 3-5-05 Had another bottle that has been "laying down" on my wine rack in the basement for almost 2 years. The ageing has done wonders for this beer. Much smoother, a little sweeter. Much more enjoyable. Numbers reflect a rerate.

4.3
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Nice cholocate and coffe flavors. A litte thiner than other stouts I have had. Needed a bit more head.

4.2
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2004
best beer i've had by this brewer, though thought it tasted like more of an oatmeal stout, or a full bodied not too dry dry stout. kinda like the shakespeare stout. anyway, on cask at the sharp edge in pittsburgh. very smooth and balanced and nice. yay!

4.2
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle pours a thick black with a beautiful head that looks like the top of a root beer floot. aroma is alternating between roasted malt and slight fruit. taste is very good. up front chocolate flavor with a mix of fruity hop. finish is smooth and leaves a cocoa taste. Thanks for the sample Lumpy.

4.2
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours an opaque black with a thick (2 inch) rich brown head. Smell is malty and chocolatey, lightly bitter. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Creamy too, like a latte. Sweet dark chocolate versus bitter chocolate that you get from many stouts. Lightly oaty. Full bodied with sweet chocolate mocha aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable for a big flavorful stout. Very pleasant drinking experience.

4.1
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Slight malty aroma. Black color with off-white head. Smooth, oily palate. Chocolatey, smoky. Nice stout, slightly sour after.

4.1
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2003
750 ML bottle, vintage data 9/30/03 drank on 12/6/03. Brown/black color with a nice tan head, excellent lacing. Rich chocolate aroma with hints of milk. Creamy mouthfeel, starts lightly bitter and ends a bit sweet. An excellent stout, but it is not an imperial stout.

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jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Pours a two-fingered light brown cream head that goes quickly and leaves little lace. Black as ink. Light-medium carbonation. Malty, chocolately nose. Heavy bodied. Starts and finishes with a chocolate taste. Smooth, easy beer. $6.00 for a 765ml bottle (yes I thought this was a 750 but the math says otherwise).

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jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Nice black pour in glass. Nose and taste is roasted malt, creams, molasses, beet sugars. Rated 6/17/02


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