Wild Goose Brewing Company - Oatmeal Stout

Wild Goose Brewing Company - Oatmeal Stout

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Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

6.00%

Wild Goose Brewing Company - Oatmeal Stout

  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.00%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 25
  • Serving Temperature: 50-58° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Snifter
  • Malts: Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted, Black, Flaked Oats
  • Hops: Horizon, Goldings
Let this beer warm up to the suggested serving temperature to experience what the brewer intended for you to taste. Expect an inviting aroma with notes of coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, raisins, figs, rolled oats, multigrain bread, orange bitters, currants, and syrup. We found the flavor to be more firm than the nose implies, with bitterness coming in first and not bashful in the least. Bitterness fades to let mellow dark chocolate, and coffee notes emerge, along with some orange-peel and cocoa notes, a prominent and distinct scotch-meets-whiskey note, and then a drawn-out, super-dry, lightly bitter finish. The look is deceptive—a bit less dark than what you might expect from an oatmeal stout; but, man, does it deliver both hefts of flavor and ample body, thanks to the oats that really firm up the mouthfeel. As it warms, robust whiskey-esque notes really bloom. Partner up with thick cuts of grilled steak; we did a London Broil with the following marinade (this is for 1 steak; multiply quantity as necessary): 1 cup of Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup ketchup, 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp A1 Steak Sauce, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 tsp of pepper.
The Wild Goose Brewing Company debuted in 1989, at a time when opening a microbrewery in the US, particularly on the east coast, was a largely untested venture. It wasn't until the early- to mid-1990s that microbrew fever began to strike the country. The handful of breweries that launched in the 80s laid the foundation for the microbrewers who followed and paved the way for the bountiful selection of craft-brewed beers we enjoy today. So when you enjoy your Wild Goose beers this month, give a toast to the folks who had the guts to bring us all better beer. Wild Goose B.C.'s traditional British-style beers have been recognized as some of the finest east of the Rockies. Over the years, they've garnered praise from beer lovers nationwide and overseas. Many of the original recipes created in their early days are still produced exactly the same way today, but they're brewed by a new generation of microbrewing zealots. Their current lineup includes an IPA, Extra Pale Ale, Brown Lager, Oatmeal Stout, a seasonal Pumpkin Ale and Winter Warmer, with plans for a Summer Ale to be released in Summer of 2009. Keep 'em coming fellas! For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (301) 694-7899 or check out their web site at www.wildgoosebrewery.com.
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