Nice deep brown/black body with plenty of high, mocha head. Head color is particularly pleasing.
Roasty and dry in the nose and the roast continues in the initial tastes. Some light, teeth coating tannins come forth quickly with some alcohol in there too. SA little organic tree bark and a green, fresh hop note also present. Perhaps a touch of smoke in th aftertaste.
A bright beer that gives the impression of being dry-hopped. The oatmeal doesn’t make its presence felt in the one place that you would expect – the mouthfeel. It seems to lack any depth considering the addition of the grain.
Bitterness lingers in the finish with some serious dry character – seems like a dry version of a stout in the back end.
Alcohol is well hidden.