When in Chicagoland area, I was able to stop by one of my old watering holes. I am talking about the Ram Brewery. I was able to try their Ice Breaker Oatmeal Stout. If you read my earlier blog posts on this craft brewery, you know the history of it. If you have not, please, read those post to get to know this brewpub. Let us get into this Oatmeal Stout.
It has a jet black color with a nice creamy tan head. The smell is a chocolate and coffee notes for this stout. The taste has a chocolate and coffee at the middle of pallet to watery notes on back half. The aftertaste has chocolate that hangs around a bit. It is a sipping beer.
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In closing, this would be a stout if I still lived down the street. I would be filling my growlers up on weekend with this stout. This is an awesome stout. This is one of the best brews that this little brewpub made. I also love their IPA’s. I know the brewmaster pretty well and I was happy to see the assistant moved over to the other location in the Chicagoland area. I know for a fact he will be brewing some awesome beers and improving the beers from the last brewmaster. The last brewmaster was good but not good enough. If you are in the area, I recommend you getting by the Wheeling location to try to brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser