Full Review

Etna Brewing Co.

Etna Brewing Co.
Grubstake Oatmeal Stout

Category: Oatmeal Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Etna Brewing Co.
Grubstake Oatmeal Stout

Category: Oatmeal Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Dark walnut color. Aromas and flavors of canelé pastry, chocolate fudge, and husks with a slightly chewy, vibrant, spritzy, dryish medium body and a refreshing, medium-length finish imparting nuances of black tea, toasted baguette with herb butter, and nutmeg finish. A rich and robust oatmeal stout for autumn sessions.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: canelé pastry, chocolate fudge, and husks
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of black tea, toasted baguette with herb butter, and nutmeg
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Pierre Robert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and robust oatmeal stout for autumn sessions.

The Producer

Etna Brewing Company

The Producer
131 Callahan Stret
Etna, CA 96027
USA
1 530-467-5277

Oatmeal Stout

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Oatmeal stouts are brown to dark brown in color and range from 4-6% in alcohol. These beers tend to be highly flavorful with an occasional hint of sweetness. Oatmeal stouts are a twist on the sweet stout style with a portion of oats used in place of roasted malt, creating a rich velvety finish. The Yorkshire brewer, Samuel Smiths, revived this style around 1980 and it has since become a popular staple of the US craft-brewing scene. Noteworthy examples of this style include: McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout, Rogue Shakespeare Stout and Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.