Pours almost black in color with just a hint of dark brown showing around the edges of the glass. A big robust tightly formed tan head rises on the pour. Great retention on the head. The lacing sheets down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is full of dark roasted malts, bitter dark chocolates and coffee.
Taste is very similar to the aroma. Dark roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate that gives it a slightly bitter finish. This beer has a sweet character about it, but the slightly bitter finish helps balance it out and give it a nice well balanced taste and finish. All of the dark bold flavors work together, giving this beer a perfect harmony of flavor.
Big body with lighter carbonation. Milky creamy mouthfeel with a sticky slightly sweet finish.
My overall impression of this beer is that it is a winner! Nicely balanced with great flavors. A very easy drinking beer with a perfect mouthfeel for this style. As a big fan of oatmeal stouts I am impressed and would recommend this to others that like this style. Put this on your list of beers to try Stout lovers!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy