Oh, the joys of winter beer drinking. 🙂
$10/Four Pack 12 oz Bottles
Style/ABV: Oatmeal Stout 5%
Serve at 50-55 Degrees F
Enjoyed from a DFH Signature Glass
A: Deep ebony with a slight amber hue when next to a light. Three fingers of creamy tan head from an aggressive pour. Dissipates quickly leaving some very sticky lacing in it’s wake.
S: Dark chocolate, oatmeal, nice roasted malts, some dark fruits – figs maybe – a little cocoa and coffee in the mix.
T: Much like the taste, there is a lot of chocolate/cocoa in there. Some sweetness with a balanced bitterness, a wonderful mixture. I get a little bit of brown sugar and even milk from it. Delicious.
M: Thick and creamy thanks to the oats. This might be the best part of the beer. Well, the taste is great as well.
O: This is a solid go-to stout and one I’m biased towards. I had my first SSOS in a cold parking lot on 12/7/97 in Dayton, OH, while freezing my ass off waiting for a now legendary Phish concert. This beer kept me nice and warm before the doors opened.
This is a little low in the ABV for a stout, but don’t let that change your mind. The taste and creamy mouthfeel make it worth it.