Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Swan's Oatmeal Stout

Swan's Oatmeal Stout

Ratebeer 3.1 50th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Swan's is an excellent brewpub in Victoria. The food is slightly better than average, the atmosphere is great and the selection of beer is the best in the city; at least in my opinion. They usually have 8-9 beers on tap and they brew one of each of the major styles of beer. If you go on Mondays its $3.87 for a full pint!

Taste +2

It is hard to describe how dark this beer pours; this black brew grows a tan head that fades fast. You get what you would expect from an oatmeal stout; coffee, bitter chocolate, malt and apricots. The nose is a little hard to take, a bit acidity, reminiscent of vomit. It coats your mouth with a nice oatmeal/glycerin feel. A very drinkable beer, perhaps a little on the watery side for a stout.

Aftertaste +2

This is where it earns extra points; it coats your mouth for a very long time. This coating holds that malt sweetness and bitter chocolate perfectly.
Alcohol Content 5.4% 0

Not a heavyweight stout.

Value 0

If I recall correctly, a 650ml bomber costs under $5 from the Swan's CBAW. This brew was nice, but there are better oatmeal stouts available.

Ingame Enhancement 0

No L4D tonight. I did watch a Youtube video of Farrah Fawcett on David Letterman. I love watching Hollywood stars making fools of themselves while drunk/stoned.

Overall 4/10

Nice but not a superstar beer.

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