Island City Brewing
Devil's Cave Oatmeal Cream Stout
My crowler of Island City Brewing Devil's Cave Oatmeal Cream Stout (5.8% alcohol by volume) is fresh - packaged a week ago. It has a mild aroma of oatmeal laced with traces of chocolate and a hint of coffee. It pours bright dark brown under a lacy 2" tan cap with good retention. Mildly sweet oats lead the flavors supported by chocolate and light touch of coffee and nuts that grows as you drink. Hop flavors are low to none and the bitterness is just enough to keep the sweetness under control. The beer is well balanced with nothing over the top or pushing the edges. It dries out slightly on the finish with a slight astringent note. The beer has a very smooth, full, creamy, silky, velvety body that makes the beer a delight to drink. I rate it 85.
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