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Beer Styles

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English-Style Oatmeal Stout

The addition of oatmeal adds a smooth, rich body to these beers. Oatmeal stouts are dark brown to black in color. Roasted malt character is caramel-like and chocolate-like, and should be smooth and not bitter. Coffee-like roasted barley and malt aromas are prominent. This low- to medium-alcohol style is packed with darker malt flavors and a rich and oily body from oatmeal.

Category: Stouts

Food Pairings

  • Chicken in Mole Sauce
  • Aged Cheddar
  • Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Nonic Pint
50-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Dark Brown to Black

Clarity

Opaque

Carbonation (Visual)

Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild

Hop

Hop aroma and flavor are optional, but should not overpower the overall balance if present. Hop bitterness is medium

Malt

Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Caramel-like and chocolate-like roasted malt aroma should be evident

Esters

Fruity ester flavors are very low

Phenols

Not common to style

Fermentation By-Products

Diacetyl should be absent or at extremely low levels

Sensations

Body

Mouth-Coating

Carbonation

Low to Medium

Finish Length

Medium

Attenuation

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

Kent Goldings

Malt

Pale, Flaked Oats, Chocolate, Victory, Crystal, Black Roasted Barley

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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