Southern Tier Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)

Southern Tier Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)

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Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jamestown, NY, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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It is beer #2 in our "Blackwater Series" of original Imperial Stouts. The first in the Series was "Is", a dark and bitter Russian Imperial Stout. "Oat" is the follow up; an Oatmeal Stout with major alcohol volume and tons of body to back it up. The cloying character of the oats in this brew lends itself to a chewy and almost oily mouthfeel. ABV. is off the charts at about 12.5%. Note, that this is an all malt beer fermented with our house ale strain of yeast. Judicious hopping with Columbus and Chinook produce a hoppy aroma that mingles nicely with the chocolate and de-bittered black barley from Belgium.

ID: 13284 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank484
Overall Percentile99
Style Rank114 of 1823
Style Percentile93.7
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.9
Average Score3.926
Weighted Score3.819
Standard Deviation0.371

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Charcoal dark brown pour with a medium to short beige head, tons of lacing. Rich roasted goodness, great initial aroma and taste, toasted malts, light molasses, hint of brown sugar, earthy hops presence, smooth oats mouthfeel, light weak coffee in the end of a dry finish. Nice linger of roastiness. Tasty.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours extremely dark brown. Even with a vigorous pour it doesn’t produce much head. That’s ok because everything else is top notch. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit boozy. Taste has it all. Sweet, roasted malt, every kind of chocolate , mild coffee and a hint of bitterness to finish. Easy drinking considering the abv. Velvety smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Great stouts in the Black Water series.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A jet black colored ale . Unfortunately the tan creamy textured head is small. But it does stay around a while, settling eventually into a thin soapy ringlet. The nose is faint roastiness. Fantastically thick, creamy well carbonated body. Distinctive alcohol bite. Flavors are far bolder than the nose. Big roastiness, sweet molassess and a hint of chocolate bitterness. Well crafted as I’ve come to expect from Southern Tier.

  • CYBERCAT 10430 reviews
    rated 4.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Aroma is strong and smoky with an overtone of molasses and a hint of quality coffee. It pours a rich opaque sable, like any good stout, with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some substantial, if not persistent, lacing. Flavor is fabulous - fine roast coffee, sweet chocolate, molasses, and a hint of hops. The sweetness is not cloying or overpowering, and the touch of hop bitterness balances this nicely. Lively texture is quite fizzy and leaves behind a good tingle, along with molasses sweetness and a little hop bitterness.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    this batch at 11%. pours black with practically zero head. thick stuff. super smooth, and though it's heavy, no hint of being quite so strong. aroma and flavor of molasses, a touch of hops, cocoa. chocolate & a touch of ripe fruit in there as well. a "no frills" stout that happens to be pretty darn great.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    had a couple of times, last time with Stu ... Pours a black as charcoal .. . nice roastiness .. . nice tar sweetness, very big bitterness .. .way to easy to drink .. tasty stuff .. i want fajitas!

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Another beer that has recently made it's way into the Toronto region. A dark brown beer, with a light tan head. maybe a half inch in thickness. The aroma was roasted coffee with some subtle hints of porridge. The flavour was very bitter with chocolate, coffee, and licorice in the mix.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark brown colour with a reddish tint near the bottom. HEad is very small, very little carbonation in this beer. Taste is pleasent, rich with dark roasted malts and coffee beans. Aroma is strong of dark fruits, black licorice adn toffee.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours with a black body topped by a thin, tan head with some lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a creamy note, some bitter hops and a touch of vanilla. Full bodied, smooth and creamy.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque black. The aroma has a nice roastiness and the flavor is a little on the sweet side, but balanced nicely by bitter malts and some mild hoppiness.

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