Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Night Suds - Stockyard Oatmeal Stout

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Stockyard Oatmeal Stout.

Yes, before you rub your eyes or doubt the words on the screen, there is a style of beer called an Oatmeal Stout. As defined by the gurus at Beer Advocate, Oatmeal Stouts:

[A]re generally medium to full bodied stouts that have an unreal smoothness to them from the addition of oats to the mash. The oats not only add a lot of smoothness to the mouth feel but give a touch of sweetness that is unlike any other type of stout. Both levels of roasted flavor and hop character will vary.
I first tried this beer a number of weeks ago after work and was struck by the smoothness, since while the beer was somewhat bitter it was not overwhelming like some other stouts I have tried. On the stout scale I would label this mild, far removed from Dark Chocolate Stouts or even Guinness Extra Stout.

Truth be told, two of these would be a meal replacement, as the beer was quite filling. Maybe I will try that one night instead of dinner...

Stockyard Oatmeal Stout is a contract brewed beer for Trader Joe's Joseph's Brau line of beer. The Oatmeal Stout has just started to hit the shelves in New York over the last month and bears a Va'ad of Detroit hashgacha on the reverse label.

To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Stockyard Oatmeal Stout, please follow this link

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.

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