Tuesday, 18 December 2012

#106: Dungarvan Coffee & Oatmeal Stout

This being my first day of the Christmas holidays, it's only fitting that I present a Winter seasonal offering from Dungarvan, their Coffee and Oatmeal Stout, complete with snazzy new art deco labelling.

It pours a satisfying black with a tan head, although holding it to the light shows it's really dark brown. The aroma is deep and malty at first, with a sweet fruitiness and herbal notes emphasizing the disturbing lack of coffee. This absence is also noted in the taste, which is much more like the standard Black Rock stout than anything else. However, it's got a much lighter body than that particular beer, making it a bit less enjoyable.

Disappointing, but only because I expect a much higher standard from this brewer. Otherwise, it's an acceptable beer.

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