Special treat this Thanksgiving for me! My parents came to visit and brought me a beer for the blog…yes! Now, talk about dedication they bought this in NH, packed it into their bags and flew to CA with it. Pretty cool, reason number 187 beer blogging is great. As you can see from the picture, I loved this beer before I even opened it…I have a mild obsession w/ the 603, LFOD and the Old Man so this was instant happiness in a bottle. Let’s get to the review…..
Presentation: DARK pour, pretty much black with a tan head that kind of faded away to white and disappeared not really leaving much on the glass. Pretty carbonated so it took a few pours to get into my glass but all good. The bottle pretty much rules, I mean…..show me a cooler bottle than that? LFOD baby…
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Brewery: Woodstock Inn Brewery
ABV: 5.4% (good for day drinking)
IBU: I’m guessing zero, couldn’t find it so mark it zero Donnie
Method: 24oz bomber glass
Overall taste: Deep malty and coffee taste. Really lightweight and easy to drink as well. The low ABV made it go down really smoothly and as it warmed up it opened up a little bit as well making it even more malty. Pretty subtle coffee and chocolate flavors.
Recommended drinking location: I had this with dinner, but it’s a great fall/cold weather beer for sure. You can drink this one most anywhere/anytime from September through April…..regardless of location.
Ideal consumption amount: You can knock a few of these back due to the ABV, it’s less about the alcohol than it is the fact it’s an oatmeal stout so it’s a loaf of bread in every glass…
Similar Beers: Pretty good comparison to Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout when it comes to flavor….not a perfect comparison but pretty close.