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(Because there’s no website for this beer, I’ve used quotes from reviews on Beer Advocate) “Taste is of toasted grain, dark cocoa powder, vanilla, and some coffee grounds.” “… roasted malt and chocolate upfront…”
This beer is quite smooth, and has a great texture. As with all stouts, I have a hard time enjoying the sharp bitterness, but Stockyard Oatmeal Stout’s bitterness felt like it had purpose. The coffee and burnt caramel notes were swimming throughout, and the bitterness cut through the sweetness, to keep the beer from being syrupy. Even though I’m not a stout girl, this beer was enjoyable; although I’d caution new beer drinkers because it’s so strong.