Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #15 – Oatmeal Stout

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Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #15

Oatmeal Stout – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“A snowcase exclusive, roasted oats were added to the mash of this full-bodied stout and add smooth textures with a hint of sweetness. With rich roasted notes, slight coffee and hints of chocolate, this beer is the perfect partner for your next fireside session.”

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  • Style: Oatmeal Stout
  • Taste: Sweet roasted barley malt mild cola background acidity
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not particularly special

Visual: Pours pitch black with a small 1mm dissipating head, ringed retention, lots of singular tight streams around the perimeter.

Nose: burnt roasted malts, cola background (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: fizzy/tingly-slick, AIRY

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, background underlying acidity, (MAIN) roasted barley malt, cola,

Finish: more roasted barley malt subtle bitter-sweet, malty malty malty.

Summary: Drinks great at 11°C. Nothing too special here, lots of roasted malt, medium length and body, wished for more complexity.