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Oatmeal Stout – Round 2

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Just cracked the first of the latest batch of oatmeal stout, and it was a pleasant surprise. Our first attempt tasted like an aggressively hopped half-stout half-brown ale, so the number one priority was just nailing the style. This was much better – the hops were much more appropriate for a stout, and really allow for some of the dark specialty malts to show their stuff. The oatmeal adds a nice smooth mouthfeel as well.

That said, the body still leaves something to be desired – I’m looking for a beer I can drink with a fork, and it still leaves me wanting in that regard. But the Road to Beertown has just begun. In round 3, we’ll work on that…

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