This is an American style Stout, which was aged on American White Oak after its fermentation. The smell of oak, coffee & roasted barley dominate the aroma of this full-bodied opaque black ale. The flavor of roasted coffee beans, dark bittersweet chocolate & rich caramel make up this hoppy stout served in an English pint.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Moosejaw brewpub in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Pours an opaque dark brown (not black) colored stout with a creamy tan head that has nice retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mostly toasted dark malts, coffee with some mocha and a hint of vanilla. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of toasted dark malt, coffee some grassy and floral hops and a hint of vanilla. Finish is semi-dry with some mild bitterness and coffee aftertaste. For the oak-aged there is some vanilla in the aroma but the extra hop profile hides the oak-aged flavor and character.
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