Toatal Darkness
Artisanal Brew Works

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
ABV:
5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 7.9%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
From:
Artisanal Brew Works
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
n/a
-
Notes:
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can to English pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that quickly dissipated. No lace.
The aroma blended sweet milk chocolate/cocoa powdery substance to a finely roasty to sweet coffee bean. Subtle touch of sweet oats round out the edges.
The flavor was a superbly blended sweet to roasty quality covering the milk chocolate/cocoa powder substance to a refined coffee bean sweetness. Just like in the aroma, the oats seem to just speckle a light touch near the end. Aftertaste was milk chocolate, sweet oats and some coffee bean.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fine in between sort of quality of sessionable to sipping. I did notice carbonation seemed a bit higher than normal than in most oatmeal stouts but I wasn't too bothered by that as those oats did a good job smoothing the rest of it out in a nice silky fashion.
Overall, absolutely wonderful qualities in the aroma and flavor. I would think this could be an exceptional oatmeal stout if they brought down the carbonation level just a hair. My first Artisanal Brew Works and I'm looking forward to trying more stuff of theirs.

 1,180 characters

Toatal Darkness from Artisanal Brew Works
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4 ratings