This oatmeal stout pours dark rich brown, almost black with a small darker tan head with medium retention. The aroma has hints of roasted dark chocolate, coffee and a burnt or smoky character. The flavor starts with the same chocolate and roasted malt with a slight caramel sweetness but then hits with a huge earthy bitterness. The oatmeal gives a nice smooth and full body to this beer. This has a big, earthy bitter finish that is overwhelming. I can appreciate a bitter beer, but this one doesn’t hit the style right on; yet, it still has some great character backing it up.
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