Scratch Beer 15 – 2008

12 oz single.
Some of these Scratch brews seem to be stylistically challenged which may be a function of the BA database or perhaps a function of the beer. Either way it could lead to some confusion and disappointment.
This appears to be a coffee infused stout as opposed to an oatmeal version.
Pour is the requisite black with brown highlights. Fair enough. Head is average, but lace is disappointing.
Nose is roasted malt and some alcohol.
Tastes are HUGELY coffee based and the oatmeal stout distinction is nowhere to be seen. The oatmeal would normally expected to lend a hand in the creation of some creamy notes in the mouthfeel but they are distinct in their absence. If you are looking for an oatmeal stout you are going to be disappointed.
Thin in the mouth with that acidic, bitter, astrigent coffee aftertaste that one gets with poor quality coffee grinds.
Overall very poor with a drying finish and a pretty poor drinkability.
If there’s one thing to be said for a number of these Scratch beers it’s that Troegs knew what they were doing when they did NOT brew and release them the first time around!

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07/25/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 1.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 2
Total: 1.95
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