Beer Review: DARK HORSE ONE OATMEAL STOUT

Beer Review: DARK HORSE ONE OATMEAL STOUT

Dark Horse Brewing presents their One Oatmeal Stout, a gem within a series of stouts designed to be a comforting companion during the harsh midwestern winters. In this review, we delve into the depths of its flavor profile and overall drinking experience.

Tasting Journey

The beer pours into the glass with a mysterious near-black hue, crowned by a swiftly dissipating tan head. From the first whiff, the aroma unveils a tapestry of dark chocolate and a medium roast coffee essence, setting the stage for what’s to come.

Flavor Palette

Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout doesn’t hold back on complexity. The taste journey encompasses layers of chocolate roast, subtle char, medium-roast acidic coffee, and a hint of minerals. As the final notes linger, a long burnt roasty bitterness asserts its presence, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Mouthfeel Magic

The mouthfeel is a testament to the beer’s craftsmanship—smooth, full-bodied, and featuring a creamy carbonation that enhances the overall drinking experience. Dark Horse Brewing has successfully achieved a texture that complements the robust flavor profile.

Critique

While the One Oatmeal Stout is undoubtedly a wonderful stout, the review begs the question: does it push the boundaries enough to stand out from the crowd? The seamless hiding of the 8% ABV is commendable, yet one might crave a touch more innovation to elevate it to the pinnacle of stout craftsmanship.

Modern Table Style:

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
Dark Horse BrewingStout12 oz. bottleNot specified