Stern Line Oatmeal Stout

Florida
United States
3 Daughters Stern Line Oatmeal Stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our Stern Line Stout boasts a dense and creamy texture, smooth body and a slightly dry fi nish. The oatmeal enhances the beer and makes it fuller than a traditional stout and less formidable than an Imperial Stout. With a pleasing blend of dark-roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and lightly toasted oatmeal fl akes, the fl avors are unfathomably deep.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
34
Hops: 
East Kent Goldings
Malts: 
Two-Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Caramel 80, Oat Flakes
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This oatmeal stout looked stellar in the glass, with a dense head of off-white whipped cream. Some lace streamed down the sides as the beer was sampled. It was a medium-dark brown, with tawny red highlights escaping as I shone my flashlight through it. Aromas detected included biscotti, light cocoa, and a faint vanilla character that was almost smoky. Upon tasting, it revealed a medium chocolate presence and mild coffee flavors supported by a fair amount of bitterness. The toasty, light cocoa notes of the beer were quite pleasant, and medium body was true to style. The finish, which was fairly dry, hinted of the silkiness attributable to the oatmeal, and also peppermint, which I can only hazard to guess was hop-derived. It featured a low-to-medium carbonation level, and a standard level of alcohol content, both of which helped provide a good measure of drinkability. For an American-style Oatmeal Stout, the beer was well crafted. It could have been a bit bigger in alcohol, and a little more intense for oatmeal-derived flavors, but still seemed like a good drinker. I would have also preferred a bit more biscuit/toast to the beer, which may have been improved through the use of English-derived base malts, but overall, though, this was a sturdy effort.

Brewery Introduction

The concept of 3 Daughters Brewing started with Mike and Head Brewer (then Head Chef) Ty Weaver in a local restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida. They were working on a recipe for a craft beer battered fish and decided to make it with their own hand crafted brews. No surprise, it sold a lot of... Read More

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