Beer 223/365 – Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout

Style: Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 8.0%

Purchased at: Maybe Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids Michigan? I can’t remember ha.

What makes this beer different: One of the heaviest Oatmeal Stout’s I have ever had.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes, I hear they are selling in PA soon so thats a plus.

Grade: A-

6/19/2010: I think its official; Dark Horse is my favorite brewery. Every single beer of theirs that I have tried has been very unique, and very tasty. Plus I love the whole rustic/rural setting of their brewery/brewpub. If you haven’t seen what it looks like check out my brewery tour write up for some pictures.

This beer smells very very roasted, lots of coffee smell going on here. The taste is intense for an oatmeal stout. Almost a neck and neck race between dark roast coffee, and bittersweet chocolate, with vanilla lagging way way behind in last place. This beer is very sweet, but its kept in check by the burnt/roast flavor that the coffee is giving. Very heavy mouthfeel for an Oatmeal stout, but thats perfect for me because I love heavy beers. Not sure if you get Dark Horse beer in your area, but if you don’t be sure you try to trade for some. It will be worth it.

Picture of the day: Digging up the past.

Beer 117/365 – Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: This beer is the benchmark for Oatmeal Stouts in my opinion.

Will I be drinking this again: For sure.

Grade: A

3/5/2010: I worked up a nice little stash of Sam Smith’s beer that is just waiting to be drunkened. It’s so damn inexpensive at Vintage Estate that I went a bit crazy the first time I visited and bought 6/7 different ones.

Smell is dark malt and some sweetness. Taste is so smooth. This to me is what an Oatmeal Stout should taste like. Roasted malt, a slight creamy taste, coffee flavor, some earthiness, and a bit of caramel. The mouth-feel is what really makes this, thick for an Oatmeal Stout, but so damn smooth. This is also a good gateway beer to get your non-craft beer friends into stouts.

Picture of the day: God loves macaroni & cheese.

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