Purchased at Bottle Revolution, Raleigh, NC for $2.79 for a 12oz Bottle.
Stoudts Brewing Company “Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout” is a unique ale in that it has the complex and smooth richhness of an Oatmeal Stout with the assertive hoppiness of an Imperial Stout.
Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout poured with a one-finger, foamy, tan head and was a nice opaque chocolate brown in color.
The immediate smell was that of roasted malts. It also had aromas of hops and oatmeal.
The initial heavy taste consisted of a sweet tartness. I definitely picked up the oatmeal flavors during that first sip. The hoppiness is there but it is lurking in the background. Additional flavors I detected were caramel, coffee, roasted malts and most definately oatmeal.
Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout had a creamy and chewy mouthfeel. This Imperial Oatmeal Stout does not drink like a “typical” 9.0% abv beer….which makes it dangerous in my opinion. I could have easily had three or four of these with no problem….other than I probably would have been layed/laid out on the floor!
Buy Again: Most definitely Yes!
Overall Rating: I give Stoudts “Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout” an 8 out of 10….pick up a bottle or two if you come across it my friends!
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Written by: Larry
Larry lives just east of Raleigh in Knightdale, NC. He rides a Harley, smokes good hand-rolled cigars and enjoys listening to Blues Music. He has a love and passion for Craft Beer, fine cigars and "Blues" Music! He is a regular at the WBF's in Raleigh, Durham and Columbia. The Raleigh/Durham area is a "Hot-Bed" for Breweries and Larry volunteers with Roth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Haw River Farmhouse Ales and Roanoke Railhouse Brewery. When he's not enjoying several good craft beers or volunteering his time you can find him hanging out at any of his favorite "Bottle Shops" in the Raleigh area: Bottle Revolution, Tasty Beverage Company and The Beer Dispensary. Larry's reviews will now include what "Blues" Music (Artist & Song) he listens to during his "tastings" and will also include his "Evening Cigar" selection....just look for "Smokin' Blues & Brews" by Larry.