Upslope Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout
Upslope Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout is a limited winter release, can sent for review. It is refreshing to see a stout coming at a reasonable 5% ABV every now and then these days.
It will not be a shock to hear this pours with nice dark color and tan head. The aroma is big on the milk chocolate with just a hint of mild roasted malt on the nose as well. I’m getting more of a bitter bakers chocolate on the taste along with a strong bit of… I’d guess I’ll call it sourness, but that isn’t quite right. I feel like this is coming from the grain bill in some way. Slight notes of roasted nuts are blending with a pinch of hop bitterness on the finish. I wish this had a bit bigger/thicker mouth feel, but I can’t say I’m surprised given the lower ABV.
This one didn’t have me jumping out of my seat on the first sip, but it did grow on me as I drank it.