Friday, June 7, 2013

Southern Tier's Imperial Oat is a filling, savory oatmeal stout. It pours thick, almost viscous black with a head that fades to just a foamy, tenacious ring around the top edge. The aroma is chocolate, toffee, coffee, all kinds of rich, sweet tones. That's all in the flavor, too, along with an indication of the 11% ABV and some spicy, hoppy tingle. The body is really thick and formidable. I had this on a rainy day, and it seemed like a damn near perfect beer.