|Big Slick Oatmeal Stout by Ale Asylum|
Thanks to beery friend Kat, I'm drinking from a growler of Ale Asylum's Big Slick Stout tonight without a trip to Madison. Oatmeal Stout according to the Ale Asylum website, this beer is not your average smooth drinking, light oaty stout. Big and bold, I somehow forgot that I really like this beer.
Cap of the growler was on super tight with a slight hiss upon opening: nice job. Head bubbles up only with effort and creates a dark tan to brown streaked head that falls to a thin lace. Well named, it is the color of dirty motor oil. Coffee and clean roast in the nose plus a hint of spice from the hops and maybe a little bit of the 7% alcohol. Full bodied mouthfeel supports a light fresh coffee and roast malt that's complimented by a light dark cherry, chocolate and spice hidden in the background . Smooth and creamy from the oatmeal. Dry, slightly bitter finish lingers pleasantly.