In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer, which is Oatmeal Stout, from Free State Beer. Free State Beer started in 1989. This brewery was the first legal brewery in Kansas in over 100 years. Let us get into this oatmeal stout.
It has pitch black color with an off white color constant head. The aroma has a chocolate to coffee notes. The taste has a chocolate to coffee notes with roast to burn malt aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer for type of style.
If you ask us, there’s no better way to start your day than with a nice, hot bowl of oatmeal. Not only does it have everything you need to power through the day, but it’s also delicious and filling in a way that no other breakfast food can match.
And while we don’t recommend trying it before noon, the same can be said for our Oatmeal Stout. This rich, tasty brew goes down smoothly, and on a chilly evening in the Free State, it simply can’t be beat.
Closing, I never heard of this brewery until it came in my Beer of the Month. I have to say I am fan of their beers. I am a huge porter and stout fan. I was pretty happy to see this beer in my pack. It is a great beer. It is hard to mess up stout and a porter. I has a nice balance and drinkable to it. It is heavy but like other stouts. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Rogue Brewery. It is their Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout. If you have read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Oregon base craft brewery. Let us get into this stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan constant color head. The smell has a sweet chocolate notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate with some burn malt notes. The aftertaste has a smooth chocolate to slight toffee finish. It is a sipping beer.
Closing, the one thing that I do not understand about this brewery. The price of their beer is pretty high. I understand that the brewery has to make money. I know supplies are not cheap. However, at the same time, why are their beers are more than the rest of the market’s beers. I have always asked this question. They make great beer and I believe they would sell more on that fact. I believe at a good price and liquid that they would be higher on beer sold by breweries. I know that they do a great job already and sell a ton of beer yearly. Just like their porter, it is a nice sipping beer. This beer is in my top five of Oatmeal stouts. I love my stouts. I love this beer. This is one of their best beers that Rogue Brewery makes. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
While at Ashley’s Westland, I had a chance to sample another beer from Paw Paw Brewery. It was Black River Oatmeal Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this westside Michigan craft brewery. If you have not read those blog posts, please, read those posts to get to know Paw Paw Brewery. Let us get into this Oatmeal Stout.
It has a jet black color with a nice creamy small bubbles and a tan color head on this Oatmeal Stout. The aroma has roasted malty to some chocolate and coffee notes. The drinking experience entitles a smooth to creamy chocolate notes. The aftertaste has a dry coffee notes. It has a medium to heavy body. It is a sipping beer.
Black River Oatmeal Stout is a very smooth slightly chocolaty stout. Pleasing mild roast, rich bitterweet chocolate and chocolate ice cream flavor. Terrific mouth feel, clean & drying in the finish. For the stout drinker this is a must try.
Closing, Paw Paw Brewery does not make a bad beer. Every beer that I have had from this brewery are awesome. This oatmeal stout is awesome. I love the chocolate notes and heaviest from the body. It might be a sipping beer but you can relax when drinking this beer. The mouthfeel is a cream chocolate notes. I really enjoyed this beer and I will be hunting this beer down in bottles in my area. I hope to see it on draft in the future again. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/