Famed beer writer Michael Jackson is credited with reviving this nearly forgotten old English classic when he wrote about it in 1977. He describes these ebony potables as "firm, smooth, silky, [with] a hint of nuttiness in their complex of coffee, chocolate and roast flavors." If we could describe our Oatmeal Stout more eloquently, we'd be the ones getting paid to drink the best beers in the world.
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I hadn’t brewed a stout in a long time, and this looked good, so I gave it a shot. The kit arrived just as described, it’s pretty basic from an ease-of-brewing standpoint. This was my first time brewing outside (I do 2.5 gallon batches) so was a little nervous, but all went well with the brewing process.
This actually took 4 weeks in primary to fully settle, and I’m glad I waited. When I bottled the beer it was clear and dark, and already tasted good. Two weeks in the bottle and a few days in the fridge then time to try it. The carbonation was a little light so I’m going to wait for the others but the flavor was excellent - dark, great mouth-feel, overall a really satisfying quaff. Highly recommended, will definitely brew again.
This oatmeal stout is a soothing brew that goes well with hearty sausages, meats, and potatoes. This is my third time making it!