Oscuro | SanTan Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tayner on 01-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz Growler received as a gift from BA tayner. Shared with BA's johnbrew and Aprilluvsbeer. Thanks again Dana!

Nice Psst when I opened the growler.

Looks kind of thin for a stout, resembles more of a darker Brown Ale

Smell, pretty roasty and nutty. Some sweetness with no identifiable bitterness present

Taste, Pretty much follows suit. Big roasty flavors, but with a subtle bitterness to balance it out. Light notes of toffee and raisin finish out the brew, but it leaves a nice coating on the tongue. Not overly sweet as the nose indicated, more roasty with a mild hop kick.

Overall, a pretty thin Stout, but one I'm sure is appropriate to the Arizona heat. But, the thin body (for a stout) makes this one a great session beer. If you like stouts, and thats all you feel like drinking for a session, this is the perfect beer. If this was on tap at my local watering hole, it would be one of my favorites. Good balanced flavor with an easy drinking body.

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Photo of tayner
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I had this again on tap today, just decided to finally rate it on here.

It came to me with a 1 inch head in their sexy 18 ounce pint glass. it is very dark brown with mahogany edges.

It smells of roasted malt, very slight hop nose.

It has a good malt profile with hints of chocolate and coffee, but nothing that really stands out heavy... just an easy drinking beer.

The mouthfeel is more, to me, like a porter or brown ale than a stout. It is thinner than i want my stouts, but if you had told me it was obscura porter i would have said mouthfeel was spot on.

I am not sure what the abv is (forgot to ask), but i could certainly session this easily, although after a couple i feel the effects, so it might just sneak up on you. I certainly wont hesitate to drink this every time i am there.

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Oscuro from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2 ratings