By: Nena Armstrong
Fall & Oats: Oatmeal Stout… You Make My Dreams Come True (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)
Initial chocolatey aromas with robust notes of pomegranate and wine gum candy. First sips are strongly reminiscent of cold brew coffee and brown sugar that subsides into sweet molasses with a bittery oat aftertaste. The head is a light brown that lingers for a bit with an opaque dark brown almost black colour. This beer has a medium to full bodied mouthfeel with low carbonation, however, is still crisp and light enough to make for a very easy drinking fall time brew!
Fun Fact: Though they are well-known as ‘Hall & Oates’, the musical duo is technically called ‘Daryl Hall and John Oates’. Fans shortened it to ‘Hall & Oates’ as it has a better ring to it!
Fall into Good Times
When that first leaf falls, we all feel it. The air starts to get a little crisper, autumn spices are sprinkled in our favourite foods and beverages; the season makes us want to get cozy and spend time with our loved ones.
Like the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates, this new brew makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. It’s familiar and happy. So crack a Fall & Oats, turn up your favourite feel-good playlist and slip into stout heaven!
(St)out of Touch
Stout is a very dark, top-fermented beer with many variations: dry stout, milk stout, imperial stout, oatmeal stout, etc. Historically, the term ‘stout’ was actually given to any strongly alcoholic beers. Stouts are stronger versions of mild ale. Stouts are typically opaque but if any light does find its way through the beer should be clear. The nose should be grainy and can carry hints of coffee, chocolate, licorice, and molasses with no apparent hops. The flavor is similar to the nose and should be rich and full. The mouthfeel should be anything but watery.