Name – Stoudt’s Fat Dog
Country – United States
Type – American Imperial Stout
Appearance – Pours a pretty much jet black color with a thin light brown head.
Smell – Roasted malts and coffee are the main smells I pick up but you do get a bit of oats and a little boozey whiff of the alcohol at the end.
Taste – Roasted malts as you expect and then the coffee and oats balance each other out very nicely so one doesn’t dominate more than the other. Add in a bit of chocolate for a very nice taste. The alcohol has a bite at the end to it that becomes more prominent as it warms up some.
This has been one that I have been wanting to try for awhile but always pass over it for something else. Finally I picked it up and gave it a try. I am glad I did. A very well rounded stout all together. It may have a bit more of a coffee taste than I normally care for but it was not overbearing at all.
Overall Grade – A-