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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oatmeal Stout

Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and toffee, with slight spicy aroma from the hops.  Flavors to match with  hops and chocolate malt  bitterness on the finish.  Medium heavy body.  Full tan head diminshes to a slight ring around the glass.  (Need to fix that next time.)  Very rich flavor profile.  Very satisfying and somewhat filling.

I used one of these to bake a Chocolate Stout Poundcake and it turned out delicious!  One full beer goes into the recipe!  One cup of beer in the batter and 1/2 cup in the chocolate glaze.

Thanks for reading!  Cheers!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oatmeal Stout

I'm getting ready bottle the Oatmeal Stout in a few minutes.  The FG is 1.020.  Good residual sweetness and smoothness.  Flavor is nice and roasty, chocolately with some coffee notes.  Caramel flavor comes out slightly in the finish.  We'll see how it does with some carbonation and a little aging.  Thanks for reading!  Cheers!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oatmeal Stout

Racked to secondary tonight.  Gravity at 1.020 which puts ABV around 5.25%.  Flavor is definitely dark roasted malt with flavors of coffee, chocolate, and hints of caramel.  Medium to heavy body and very smooth so far.  About a week in secondary to go, until the gravity stabilizes.  It should drop to around 1.018 or so, making it around 5.5% ABV.  Cheers!