16 February 2009

Brother Spuds Oatmeal Stout Tasting Notes

Back in November, Satan and I made Brother Spuds and Peppercorn Rye Bock. In January, I returned to Midland and brought home 8 bottles of Brother Spuds and almost a case of Peppercorn Rye Bock.

Brother Spuds Oatmeal Stout

Appearance (0-3): Pours up inky black with a thick brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lace behind. 2 points

Aroma (0-4): Slightly sweet oat aroma, some bitter roast aroma. 3 points

Taste: Hop/malt balance (0-4): Starts off with a slightly sweet malt flavor, hint of oatmeal cookie about midway through and a bit of roast in the finish. I did not detect hops. This reminds me of Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, which was Satan's target beer. 4 points
Aftertaste (0-3): Hop bitterness and roast bitterness mingle subtly in the finish at the back of the throat. Leaves a sugary coating on my lips.3 points
Mouthfeel (0-3): Silky and creamy mouthfeel with a slight carbonation tingle. Very nice! 3 points

Overall Impression (0-3): This is very close to Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. Low carbonation and all. Naturally, the judges will hate the low carbonation. But this is an excellent beer. And I got to stir the mash! 3 points

Total: 18 points.

You can be sure this is going to Nationals again!

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