Mendocino Brewing Oatmeal Stout

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Mendocino Brewing Oatmeal Stout. 6% abv. 35 IBU. Black in color. Thick, creamy tan head. Superb retention and lacing. Nose of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate. Front taste of coffee, bittersweet cocoa, sweet malt. Aftertaste of roasted oat grain, caramel, faint notes of vanilla. Medium-full body. Mouthfeel is rich, silky, creamy.

This is an excellent beer, well made on every point. The rich texture from the ample use of oats is evident throughout, the roasted grain comes through with strong coffee and cocoa flavors, and the aroma shines long from the creamy sustaining head. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"Nature has this uncanny way of knowing what is best for us. Take Oats for example. History records that it has been used by brewers since ancient times. Today we continue that tradition and present our winter seasonal Oatmeal Stout, a glorious jet black stout endowed with a rich long lasting tan creamy head with a captivating aroma of fresh brewed coffee. This winter seasonal has a flavor profile replete with nuances of bold dark chocolate and black coffee, embellished with a tint of a hint of creamy caramel.  These are equably well balanced by the nutty biscuitty notes, a result of the more than generous use of rolled oats.  These myriad taste sensations are enveloped with an artful use of hops, and the outcome is a suitably pleasant dry and lingering finish.  At 6% alc./vol., this winter seasonal Oatmeal Stout may be enjoyed singularly or as the perfect complement to winter hearty fare and rich chocolate or berry desserts."

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