Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout
The Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout is a very dark brown beer that is cola-ish in color, with a two-finger, tan colored head. On the nose the beer has a pleasant, dark cola aroma with subtle hints of dark soil and creamy coffee.
The Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout has a medium, almost light body mouthfeel. This brew is so surprisingly refreshing despite the color, name, and style. On the front of the palate the beer brings fresh, dark soil characteristics, followed by a touch of creamy coffee and dry cocoa on the mid-palate.
The oatmeal really brings this beer home on the finish, it balances the beer out perfectly by delivering a raw oat dryness that is both soothing and pleasing. Just when you think “coffee”, that taste dissipates and the oats become the star of the show. This beer is a very easy drinking winter time brew that is comforting and relaxing. When I saw that this was Blue Moon, I was blown away! Well played, Blue Moon. Cheers! This beer was requested for blind review by Crum_fit86 on Instagram.
Tansey’s Blind Rating – 92 Points
BeerAdvocate – 81 Points
The Break Down
Beer Selection – Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout
Producer – Blue Moon
Region – Golden, Colorado
Style – Capuccino Oatmeal Stout
Malts -Pale, Light Caramel, Carafa®, Oats
Hops – Taurus
Brewed with oats, cocoa, and decaffeinated coffee.
IBU – 10
Alcohol – 5.9%
Food Pairing – Stew, shepherds pie, Stout bison chili. Try our Guinness Stout Chili.
What is an Oatmeal Stout?
First, let’s start with stouts. Stouts are basically dark porters. Stouts and porters are beers made with roasted malts, hops, water, and yeast–the only difference between them is the amount of roasting in the malts and the barley. An Oatmeal Stout is a stout with, you guessed it, the addition of oatmeal to the brew. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier
From Blue Moon
Our head brewmaster, Keith Villa, got the idea for this wintery ale while relaxing in a local coffee shop with a frothy cappuccino on a frosty afternoon. The fresh coffee aroma and rich roasted taste of our limited-release Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout is the perfect way to unwind and catch up with friends this winter. https://www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.com/OurBeers/Product/cappuccino-oatmeal-stout