Sunday, June 22, 2014

Figure Eight Raven Tor Oatmeal Stout

This 5.75% ABV oatmeal stout is from the Figure Eight Brewing Company of Valparaiso, Indiana. The bottle art gives a Game of Thrones vibe. Googling Raven Tor gives a couple of different results (place in England different than the picture, Medieval re-creation society), not sure what the brewery was referring to with theirs.

The beer pours black in appearance, very dark brown with tints of dark red when held to the light. There is a tall half-inch of creamy and very light tan foam. The aroma is dark roasted malt, molasses, earthy, bitter dark chocolate. The taste follows the aromas, nicely charred, very smooth, very balanced. This has a great creamy feel from the oats. The finish is dry with a moderate bitterness. It has just enough body for all the flavors, but is still easy to drink. There are no off notes at all, this is really good, worth repeating.

1 comment:

  1. The picture shows Bonsor Mine in the hills near Coniston in the English Lake District. The dark shape on the back left is Raven Tor. It's actually a prominent feature of another hill, Coniston Old Man. I know because I took the photo (it's been considerably manipulated). There's a lovely beer brewed in the village of Coniston, Bluebird.