Sunday, 13 May 2012

Trafalgar-Smoked Oatmeal Stout

This offering comes from Oakville, Ontario's Trafalgar Ales and Meads.  Trafalgar's Smoked Oatmeal Stout comes in 650mL bottles and contains 5% alcohol.  The S.O.S. pours an extremely dark brown that almost borders on black. It's topped by a thin off-white head.

It has a nice chocolatey aroma, with an understated smoke quality.  There's a rich flavour with notes of malt and chocolate. S.O.S. is primarily sweet, but there are bitter elements as well. For a beer with "Smoked" in its name, the smokiness of this brew is considerably understated--there is a bit of smokiness to it, but it isn't the primary flavour.

Trafalgar's Smoked Oatmeal Stout is a nice dark beer. It has considerable character and it comes in a big ol' bottle. These are facts that pretty much guarantee I'll come back to this one.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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