Current beverage: Nelson Brewing Co’s Blackheart Oatmeal Stout (5.7% AbV)
One of the 6 offerings in the BC Craft Brewer’s 12-pack. I’ll probably get to the rest at some point.
This beer pours an opaque black colour with a good couple fingers of dense almond coloured head that takes a good few minutes to settle out. Tilting it up against the light reveals its more of a brown than a ruby colour around the edges. Lots of lacing down the sides of the glass as you drink it. Lightly carbonated.
Aroma is moderately powerful and smells of roasted if not charred barley and other grains (probably including oatmeal!), molasses, and some coffee notes.
Flavour.. is just great. Full bodied without being in your face about it. Full of burly coffee and toasted cereal flavour. Rich aftertaste with days of hangtime.. just a hint of bitterness on the way down.
There’s not a lot of innovation going on here.. just a textbook oatmeal stout, but by god they fucking NAILED IT.
I’ve already had several of these since the BC Craft Beer 12-packs hit shelves a couple of weeks ago and this is the first one that’s stuck around long enough for me to jot some thoughts down. I hope I can talk a local cold beer & wine into stocking 6-packs of this cuz I’d otherwise miss it when its gone.