Three Bears Oatmeal Stout - Alley Kat Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Seems like Alley Kat enjoyed releasing their line of 15th Anniversary limited editions in the 650 ml bottles so much last year that they wanted to continue the trend. Not to bogged down in fancy semantics they decided to call this new limited line up the "Big Bottle Series"--I suppose no pays attention to 16th anniversary celebrations as major milestones.
I'm also aware that the name of this Oatmeal Stout stems from a contest the brewery had on Facebook, a call out to see who could come up with the best title. This was it....
So then, it comes in a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a deep black colour, not quite opaque as there is a garnet nimbus along the extremities when held to light. Creamy deep tan head that retains a finger's worth of retention.
The aroma has a dusting of cocoa and oats, along with some roast and creamy sweetness.
The first thing noticeable about the flavour is the smoothness, everything is rounded until a little graininess near the finish. Mild toasty, roasty malt up front, creamy sweetness in the middle, with a dry cocoa finish and more roastiness in the aftertaste.
Medium-bodied mouthfeel, smooth and slick texture, low carbonation.
I'm looking to a few more bottles of this while it lasts. An easy drinking variety of the style.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2011 04:53:13 | More by IronDjinn
Three Bears Oatmeal Stout from Alley Kat Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.