This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Blue Moon's Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout.
This limited release beer was introduced in this Winter's Brewmaster sample box. The beer is unique for a few reasons. Although I have seen stouts which are brewed with coffee additives and I have tried (and enjoyed oatmeal stouts), I have never seen a beer which combined the two. Additionally, this beer is a first for Blue Moon as I cannot remember them ever producing a stout.
The website and bottle label indicate that the beer is brewed with cocoa and finished with decaffeinated coffee. The beer pours a dark brown with an instant burst of carbonation but that was short lived. The beer is sweet, not cloying, but definitely sweet. There is a strong chocolate coffee flavor and it paired well with Mrs KB's chewy brownie cookies.
The beer is 5.9% abv but I could not taste nor feel the alcohol. I could see using this as an after dinner drink on a Shabbos Chanukah meal, but it only comes in the mix box so you only get three bottles to work with.
Blue Moon Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, as is every other current variety of beer produced by Blue Moon. For the experts take on this beer, please click here beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/182505.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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