Big Trout Oat Stout - Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
A nitro pint served at the brewpub on the way home from Blue-White.
A: The oatmeal stout is dark, more deep brown than black, especially at the base. The nitro adds a creamy head, thick and rich, that slowly melts away.
S: The nose has a hint of sourness, the stale aroma that often punctuates a good stout. Dark malts, coffee and chocolate, along with oatmeal sweetness that borders on lactic.
T: Mmmm, oatmeal stout on nitro. Roasted malts set up the taste, bold but not overpowering. Oatmeal adds a lactose-like smoothness that isn't shy of its sweet side. Roasted coffee lingers beyond the oatmeal, a full flavor that never shakes its sweetness. A minor dose of hops near the end is barely worth mentioning.
M: The mouthfeel is aided by the nitrogen, smoothing over the rough edges with creaminess. A good companion to the Best Bitter.
D: Very drinkable. If we didn't have a long hike home, I'd've gone through another pint or two.
04-24-2010 22:59:40 | More by akorsak
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
A-Deep, dark black with ruby highlights. A thick, tight, tan head holds on strong and leaves copious ringing lace.
S-Roasted malt with a touch of dark chocolate and espresso. Lighter notes of biscuit.
T-Rich, roasted malt up front with accenting notes of chocolate and coffee. A touch of sweetness and earthy bitterness in the finish.
M-Medium bodied with the silky smooth texture one expects from a nitro delivered brew. Feels just a tad light though and could use a bit more robustness. Decent lingering roasted malt/chocolate/coffee/hop bitterness.
D-Plenty of flavour and oh so smooth makes this one easy to drink. Nice job at a classic style. Tasty and solid, albeit a touch thin.
10-14-2009 10:43:39 | More by Deuane
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
Served on nitro tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a billowy and thick tan colored head that forms over time as the nitro bubbles are seen streaming through the black colored brew. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading, but never fading completely, to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is light overall but is of a nice and roasty malt smell with some light caramel and vanilla sweetness as well as a bit of coffee mixed within.
Taste – The taste begins sweeter and much less bitter then would have been expected for the style. While not overly sweet, upfront there is a nice caramel flavor blended in with a strong roasted malt and oat flavor. The oat flavor grows stronger more toward the middle of the taste with a faint flavor of vanilla entering the taste at around the same time. The caramel begins to fade more toward the end with a light roasted coffee flavor coming at the end bittering the taste ever so slightly. In the end a nice balanced creamy and dark flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – As would be expected for a nitro brew, the body is creamy and smooth. The mouthfeel sooths the mouth in all the nice roasted malt flavors and creates a very pleasing and smooth taste on the tongue.
Overall –A quite nice and smooth stout with a very nice balance of sweet, bitter and loads of roast to leave the tongue quite satisfied.
05-04-2013 01:04:52 | More by Darkmagus82
4.1/5 rDev +1%
On nitro-tap at Elk Creek on 4/11/09.
A - Black with garnet highlights around the bottom and two fingers of frothy tan head that retained very well and yielded a decent amount of thick lacing.
S - Roasty and nutty with mild coffee notes, flaked oats and a subtle chocolate presence.
T - Roasted malt dominates the initial flavor with some toasted oat and coffee notes. A slightly nutty character segues into some sweet chocolate goodness with hints of milk and lactose. Finishes with a slight earthy hop bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a smooth, velvety texture, albeit just a tad thin and watery. Finishes with minimal bitterness on the palate.
D - Fine oatmeal stout with subtle flavors and a modest hop profile, but extremely smooth and drinkable.
04-12-2009 18:06:30 | More by ffejherb
Big Trout Oat Stout from Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
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