Thursday, September 4, 2008

Young's Oatmeal Stout

Young's is a well-established (since 1831) British brewery that makes a wide variety of ales. Tonight's beer is their Oatmeal Stout, which poured almost black, with ruby highlights, and a tan-colored head. The head was not as large or as long-lasting as I expected from an oatmeal stout. In fact, oatmeal is frequently used by brewers for head retention. This was a very roasty-flavored stout, and was pretty dry. It had a lot of coffee and some dark chocolate in the flavor. I have had this same beer in a 16 oz can with a "widget", and the canned beer has a much creamier texture. I guess that's due to it's nitrogen-injected goodness. Young's also makes a Double Chocolate Stout that actually has chocolate bars in the mix. It's an excellent stout, which I'd recommend buying it in the "widgetized" can, for the reason mentioned above.

1 comment:

Betty said...

I'm going to have to look for the Double Chocolate Stout, didn't know of that one. Thanks for the info. Both my husband & I tried the Oatmeal Stout & we did not like the toasty taste it had. For me it was really bitter. It had a great appearance but disappointed with the taste of it. My husband also wrote a review on it. Feel free to check it out.