Founders Brewery is the featured craft brewery in this beer blog. We will be looking at one of three draft only beers and it is nitro draft from Founder’s. It is their Nitro Oatmeal Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this Nitro Oatmeal Stout.
It has a jet black color with tan color head. The aroma has a chocolate and coffee notes. The taste has a creamy chocolate to slight coffee notes. There is a slight burn notes that also echoes in the taste and aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.foundersbrewing.com):
A Founders take on a classic style, brewed with a generous amount of flaked oats, chocolate malt, roasted barley and a healthy helping of Nugget hops, Founders Oatmeal Stout is nitrogen-infused to give it an extra smooth and creamy mouthfeel. An attractive cascade effect gives this beer its forthright visual appeal—and the body and clean flavor delivers on that initial promise.
- ABV: 4.5%
- IBUs: 38
- Availability: Year-round
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In the end, I was out on a NFL Football Sunday to watch my Miami Dolphins. I saw this on draft and it was a slam dunk to try it and drink it. I also noticed it was hooked up to a Nitro line. Nitro makes everything good but not every beer. It was pretty excited to try this beer. It was not too bad but it is pretty average. I will have to say it is so much better than Summit Brewery Oatmeal Stout. This is a pretty average beer but it is pretty than some of their everyday beers. Just because it is made in Michigan, it does not make it good. This is better than most Michigan craft brews. I highly recommend this beer. I had this one at One Under Bar in Livonia. Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser