Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oatmeal Stout ~ Goose Island

Appearance: black and burnt browns masquerading as black. Khaki head with a solid collar surrounding a pocket of bubbly fluff. Swirls thick and creamy with scattered lace.

Nose: roasted chocolate and fudge. Dark fruits and breads in the back – black bread, pumpernickel. Bakers chocolate. Vanilla bean root. Burnt wood – fire pit and smoldering firewood under and in the finish. Roasted and mulled oaks dipped in chocolate fondue.

Palate: creamy cakey chewy oaty mouthfeel. Fudge. Chocolate coated toasted oats. Oats and chocolate in sweet creamy vanilla harmony. Mild twang of tartness in back and underneath – lingers on the tip of tongue: grape and plum skins. Barks of fudge. Love the interplay of chocolaty tart dark fruits. Malted chocolate malt. Vanilla root, campfire, and ash.

Final Thoughts: another delicious contribution from Goose Island out of Chicago, Illinois. A breakfast and dessert beer all in one. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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