Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout - Big Sky Brewing Company
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3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
P: Aggressive carbonation climbing the walls of the glass. Pitch black abyss with ruby highlights and a thin bubbly cappuccino head.
S: Huge roasted malt, sweet molasses, vanilla bean, rolled oats, stale cigarette ashes, columbian roast coffee and timid bourbon.
T/M: Burnt chocolate, oats, stale smoke, coffee, vanilla extract, raw organic carrots, musty wood and subtle hints of cayenne. Overall a stale, burnt and rustic flavor. Medium body with aggressive carbonation that is too much for the style and ruins what could be a nice creamy body. A dry finish lingers burnt oats and wood.
O: A decent OS that has a nice balance of flavors. I would have liked the sweet nose to transfer more into the taste. The stale smoke flavor almost overpowered the other flavors. Slow Elk missed the mark for me, but wasn't way off. A decent attempt but not close to a top lister by any means. I can say its better than many I have had though.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 03:06:42 | More by Hopswagger
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Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout from Big Sky Brewing Company
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