Pours black like tar with a thin tan head that quickly melts into a swirl of foam floating on top and clingy to the sides of the glass. Very little lacing.
The aroma is dark and buttery and sweet. Oats, roasted malts, brown sugars, chocolate and molasses and a bit of alcohol. I nice complex aroma.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. This bottle is fairly fresh and could use some more time in the cellar as it is a little bit harsh with alcohol. The flavors are dark roasted malts, brown sugars, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. A very complex and tasty brew.
Medium to big body with medium carbonation. A milky smooth mouth feel. Slightly dry with an oily finish on the palate and a sticky sweetness on the lips.
An impressive beer with a nice level of complexity in both the aroma and flavor. A little more time in the cellar and this beer would only improve with time. It is a little on the hot side right now, but makes a great sipper! Try one!
This Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout will crush you like no other! This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance.
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers