Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery
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4.16/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours midnight black with a thin, tan, creme cap. The head quickly collapses, and there's no lacing. Maybe I served it too cold, as it might have been better at 50 than low-mid 40's. It's not the most visually interesting beer, but it's still a favorite.
S: DMS. Disappointing. Deep roasted caramel, but everything hides behind the cabbage smell. As it warms, though, notes of cocoa, licorice, and bourbon come through.
T: Roasty, smooth, and dark, but thin enough to be easy with just a slightly spicy, dry-hopped finish. It's a perfect balance of spice, carbonation, lightly bitter black malts, and cream. The oatmeal adds a full, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Some sweet, juicy flavors linger into the finish.
I wasn't too impressed at first, and wondered why I remembered liking this so much in years past, but the flavor came through as a tasty reminder. It's a perfect oatmeal stout, straddling the thin line between an easy session beer and a more flavorful sipper.
At under 5% alcohol, it wouldn't make much of a winter warmer, but it's a perfect apres-ski beer in Breck, and a nice roasty stout for any other occasion.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2013 01:18:21 | More by SPThirtyThree
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