Oatmeal Stout

Brewmaster’s Notes

This classic English style stout is a throwback to the mid 1800’s when oats were first added to this style in order to make them “nourishing” and were often prescribed to nursing mothers for that reason. English and Scottish breweries often made sweeter stouts than their Irish cousins and oatmeal stouts are a lot different from the classic dry Irish stouts like our Cobblestone. Oatmeal stouts are sweeter from the additional malts used (including caramel malt) and have a very silky texture from the small quantity of oats used in the mash. Our version is slightly drier than typical of this style but we make up for it by accentuating the apparent sweetness and smoothness of the beer by Nitrogen-charging it.

Classic old-school British style stout made with a small quantity of oats in the mash to give the beer a very silky smooth character and rich palate. A lot of different dark malts (including caramel and chocolate malt) are blended together to give this beer a wonderfully deep complexity of flavour and a slight sweetness compared to traditionally dry Irish-style stouts like our Cobblestone. This is a very sessionable beer with a large number of very subtle and understated flavours. Ours is at the high end of the typical bitterness for this style but is made very drinkable by being Nitrogen-charged.

Tasting Notes: Very deep and rich chocolate/caramel palate with little aroma and a long and lasting smoky dark malt and subtle hop finish.
Appearance: Deep mahogany/black with medium fawn head
Aroma: Roasted malt/molasses
Body: Medium/full
Serving Suggestions: Spicy grilled beef, Mexican mole, hearty Szechuan dishes, old cheddar, cow’s milk blue, chocolate desserts, cream-filled pastries, cheesecake

Hops Variety: UK Goldings
Malt Variety: Pale 2-row, Caramunich, Chocolate malt, Roast Barley, flaked oats
Yeast: American Ale

ABV: 5.7
IBU: 20
Glassware: Shaker Pint Glass
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Serving Temp: 4-6 deg C