Red Bison Brewery Alta Mira – Oatmeal Stout at 5.9% ABV

Red Bison Brewery Alta Mira Oatmeal Stout at 5.9% ABV (2018 Craft Beer Advent Calendar #7, 473 ml, packaged on 3-Aug-2018, acquired 30-Nov-2018, reviewed 7-Dec-2018)

Appearance: unrelieved black with one fat finger of rocky beige head, good retention and heavy stringy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: anise, dark chocolate, roasty malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Medium-full body, moderate-low carbonation, dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

I was pretty favourably disposed towards this before even opening it: local (Calgary) brewery, seasonally appropriate, and a sub-genre I particularly like (Oatmeal Stout). At this point, the fact that it’s a good beer is just icing on the cake. Or maybe chocolate on the oatcake? (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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