June 11, 2008

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Tonight I was in the mood for a little something darker, so I actually dug through the stock pile and pulled out Oscarís Chocolate Oatmeal Stout by the Sand Creek Brewing Company in Black River Falls, WI (Hey Company guys, this is up by winter camp!) This is another Beer Tasting left over. Graumagus of the now defunct Frizzen Sparks provided us with this beer, this also is his first donation and puts him up on the Enablers list. He is now part of an elite few.

Oscar's Stout

This beer comes in a standard 12 oz brown bottle. The lable is brown with a picture of a bears head in an oval. Oscarís Stout is prominent across the center. In the top of the oval are the words Chocolate Oatmeal. At the very bottom is the picture of bearís footprint.

There is a nice dark brown color to the beer, light passes through with difficulties around the edge of the glass. Even though you canít see through it, it is thin enough that you can see that it appears to be clear. There was a nice inch thick tan head when I poured it. It was dense and made up of tiny bubbles. It slowly faded, but there was still some head when I finished the beer 15 minutes after pouring it. Lacing did form on the side of the glass that lasted for a while.

The smell is a mix of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. It has a taste that starts off as a mix of dark chocolate with a coffee finish. There is a touch of bitterness that enhances the flavors and really opens it up to the pallet. The flavor leaves a mild aftertaste that isnít distracting.

This is a medium bodied beer. There is a creaminess to it that coats the mouth. However, for a stout this is a bit on the light and watery side. It is still heavier than your average beer.

This is one of the beers that scored really well at the tasting. At that time I gave it a 7 and Iím going to stick with that rating. Itís a solid stout, good for drinking by itself or with a sandwich. Definitely a 7 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at June 11, 2008 04:47 PM | TrackBack

Sounds like COOKIE BEER! I gotta find me some of that!

Posted by: Dorkelina at June 12, 2008 01:45 AM