Episode 64: East Brother Beer Company’s Oatmeal Stout
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I’m Andrew Burkum and it’s that time of the week again where we pick a bottle from that massive craft brew aisle hoping to find a hidden treasure.
The Oatmeal Stout can says that it is “English inspired with notes of milk chocolate, dark fruit and a soft, comforting finish.” The beer smells strongly of chocolate. There’s some coffee in there as well. It also smells grainy—almost a little bit like animal feed, if you’ve ever spent time on a farm. It’s really very pleasant. There’s nothing really earthy in there, but I’m not missing that at all.
But what about the taste? This Oatmeal Stout hits right under the tongue immediately with cocoa bitterness. Then, it coats the top of the tongue with a strong coffee flavor. It feels good and round in the mouth. It’s very tasty. At first drink, it’s easy to conclude that there’s nothing in here that really distinguishes East Brother’s take from a lot of other oatmeal stouts from a flavor standpoint. However, what does stand out is the perfect mixture of flavors and the exact right amount of sweetness and bitterness. If you like a good stout—and I do—this is a beer that you will absolutely love.
East Brother’s Oatmeal Stout is 5.4% alcohol by volume. Their website has a handy beer finder so you can hunt it down and enjoy it for yourself. You’ll find a link in the show notes.
Well that’s all for this week, but I hope you’ll join me next week as I take a look at Levitate Sour Ale from Freethought Brewing in Brooklyn, NY. Will this one get things off the ground for us? We’ll find out next week! Look for links to this week’s beer and brewery in the show notes.
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