Beer Wednesday – The Poet Oatmeal Stout
Happy Beer Wednesday!
This week, I’ m happy to be reviewing a beer named for, I assume, Edgar Allen Poe. I make that ssumption because the bottle of this vegan beer has a raven on it, and, just about everyone is familiar with his famous poem, “The Raven.”
This particular stout has a smooth, malty chocolate taste. The hops were very light (just 40 IBUs), but this particular brew was very well balanced. The low ABV, 5.2%, made it extremely drinkable as well.
This was a terrific stout, despite the fact that it had a very slight burnt aftertaste, but even that was not entirely unpleasant. The aftertaste didn’t appeal to me very much, but it wasn’t severe enough to bother me. All of the pieces came together beautifully, and, as an English teacher living in Maryland, I’m really happy that it worked, because I think Poe woudl have risen up from his grave to take revenge on this Michigan brewery if it hadn’t!
I’m happy to have had this stout, and I’m equally happy to give this stout a 5/6 on my six-pack scale. Stouts aren’t my favorite brew, but I can recognize a good example when I see one. Which ones have you come across that impress you?