Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -9%
On tap at Diva at the Met, Vancouver.
Ruby black with rimming tan head.
Big phenolic band-aid nose with a bit of smoke and sour milk.
Black currant, ash, smoke, and Marmite; a sweet black Twizzler hit then milk chocolate as it warms.
Tart cola finish and barky linger.
Medium, round, smooth but fizzy, a bit of oil.
Some rough, tart, and dirty notes. A hotel bar could mean some questionable condition, I admit. But it’s not especially oatmeal smooth, either. Underwhelming.
05-11-2014 07:20:07 | More by StJamesGate
4/5 rDev +2.8%
1L bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.
Poured into 2013 Pioneer stein #42, formed a 3/4" tan head over the almost opaque dark brown brew. Head fizzes away gradually, with leggy spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted oats.
Taste is sweet chocolate to start, rich oats in the middle, and a balnced close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is great. Nice, easy-drinking stout, glad I tried these guys.
02-02-2014 22:57:15 | More by ppoitras
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours nearly pitch black except for just a tinge of reddish brown when held directly to the light,a creamy billowing light beige head atop.Roast and more roast in the nose,some char as well,not much sweetness to be found here.Heavily roasted flavors with some of that char,tobacco, and a bit of smoke,there is some bitter chocolate and just a hint of molasses to provide nominal sweetness.The feel is fuller to almost creamy.This is an in your face roasted oatmeal stout,if you like dryer versions of the style,wich I do, this is for you.
01-13-2014 23:15:23 | More by oberon
3.99/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Pours an opaque (though still clear) jet black in color with moderate to significant amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass with only the faintest of hints of crimson red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, toasted oats, and just the slightest hint of charred malts. Very light notes of bittersweet chocolate aromas.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts with just a touch of charred malts. Slightly lighter flavors of toasted oats with some light to moderate flavors of bittersweet chocolate and a touch of coffee. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for too long.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: Very easy to drink and just almost sessionable with the lower than average ABV for the style. Nice flavors and aromas with a smooth mouthfeel. Nothing outrageous nor any kind of whale here but definitely an enjoyable brew.
12-25-2013 16:57:16 | More by dbrauneis
4.38/5 rDev +12.6%
Man, this is good brew. Poured a tad warm with a colossal, foamy, frothy, fluffy, tan head that lasts for a while and a bit a lace. Color is a clear, almost opaque garnet. Aroma is roast, malt, dark old leather, earth, hint of funk. Flavors somewhat like nose with bittersweet malt and tang up front and very well balanced. Body is strangely light yet full with spot on carbonation. Finish is like flavor, a hint of smoke and good length. Super drinkable. Wish we could get it locally.
11-21-2013 03:51:06 | More by drpimento
3.35/5 rDev -13.9%
Bottle Appearance: Pitch black with robust creamy khaki head Aroma: Cola, chocolate, coffee Taste: Earthy, bittersweet chocolate, coffee Palate: Creamy, full bodied. Good carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Smooth finish with bitter undertones. Overall: Relatively bitter for an oatmeal stout, and very full bodied for the ABV.
08-07-2013 17:30:49 | More by icehawk
3.74/5 rDev -3.9%
A: black, medium brown head, lacy.
S: cream, roast, chocolate, mild coffee, brown sugar.
T: roasted malts, coffee roast, cocoa powder, cream and sugar.
M: creamy, somewhat light though in body, slightly prickly carbonation.
O: solid. Nice smell and taste, but a weak body somewhat. Drinkable nonetheless.
05-05-2013 00:36:43 | More by EgadBananas
Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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