Well a little while back I talked about Southern Tier’s Imperial series, and how many of them were quite dessert like, especially the imperial stout types. This blog kind of updates that one and also highlights a new (to me) imperial series from Southern Tier that’s quite a bit different!
Southern Tier Imperial Oat!
It’s a nice, thick, more traditional imperial stout, albeit with a bit more of an oatmeal taste and feel than you might expect from such a high ABV brew.
And wow, it’s a thick and rich imperial stout, presumably from what I assume must be lots of extra oatmeal goodness. Mouthfeel is great! It’s a bit hot from alcohol but I bet it would age beautifully. Lots of great aroma and flavor, coffee, dark roasty and burnt malts, chocolate, a tinge of dark fruit, and a surprisingly refreshing amount of hop character, there’s certainly no shortage of hops character and bitterness!.
I will have to research this one a bit, because I’d really like to try and clone it someday. I am suspecting I would need lots of oatmeal!
What can I say besides “delicious.” This is probably my favorite and most regularly drinkable of the Southern Tier Imperial series of beers. I think I should get a couple for aging too. Definitely worth a try.