Oatmeal Stout – 4 Mile Brewing (Victoria, BC, Canada)

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Oatmeal Stout – 4 Mile Brewing, 4.5% ABV, 40 IBU, 650ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada) (*local BC Craft beer*)

on the back label:

“Navy Gravy: Ireland without the plane ticket. Long lacy knickers with a bubbly disposition. Head’s in a cloud of froth. Dry wit meets poetic justice. A lively companion to corn beef & cabbage, lamb stew or mushy pleas & humble pie.”

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  • Style: (oatmeal) Dry Stout
  • Taste: Sessionable slick roasted malt off-dry coffee chocolate
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn @ Hastings/Burnaby
  • How much: $6 (after 10% off) – 650ml., January 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: probably better out there, this is decent though

Visual: Waxed cap with their company stamp, classy. Pours midnight black with a small fine head, a thin layer of ultra-fine retention, tight clusters of micro streams here and there.

Nose: sweet roasted malts, cola, coffee. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: oily-slick, deep caramel malts

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)sweetness, (MAIN) burnt coffee, bitter roast

Finish: controlled sourness, deep roasted malt exhale, light burpy, nutty, dark chocolate finish.

Summary: Good overall balance and clean flavours; very sessionable, stealth ABV. I’m surprised at the decent fullness of body.