RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Pours with abundant curtaining that settles into an opaque onyx color with red highlights and a thick beige head from the nitro treatment. Subtle aromas of a freshly made cappuccino, milk chocolate and roasted raw barley. Chocolate Malts and 20% Flaked Barley help build the cookie dough flavors and the velvety, silky smooth mouth feel. Medium body is balanced by one mid-boil addition of UK Fuggle Hops. This allows a smooth bitterness and more hop flavor to make its way into this Oatmeal Stout. Some earthy lavender flavors also are derived from the UK Fuggle hops and add to the slight hoppy aftertaste in this very drinkable ale. Our nitro treatment comes from using both carbon dioxide and nitrogen being dissolved into the beer. This creates tiny bubbles and a creamy texture when the beer is heavily agitated while being poured from a nitro tap.

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3.7
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2017
Draught at the taproom in Little Italy, San Diego. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Roasted finish.

2.7
Fisler (692) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2017
Hab hier 3 Stouts von Ballast Point vor mir und das hier hat noch Schaum, feinen Cappuccino-Guinness Schaum. In der Nase deutlich Kaffee. Im Trunk leider etwas wässrig, leicht Röstmalz, hinten weg etwas Kaffee. Schade.

3.4
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2017
On tap. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, coffee, chocolate, smoke and mild hops. Tasty.

3.9
Aurelius (5571) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Thick, taupe-khaki nitro head on an inky pour. Rich roasty aroma, moderately sweet, nutty. Frothy mouthfee. Good bitterness, milky, moderately sweet, roasty. Very nice. Fairly heavy body. Another hit from Ballast Point. On tap, Sweet Grass Cheese Shop, Thomasville.

3.7
Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Sample at the Long Beach tasting room. Pours nearly black with brown around the edges, and a medium thick tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and dark fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of roasty malt, chocolate, espresso and a touch of fruity hop. The finish is sweet and creamy with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
Bif (2345) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2017
NItro-tap. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of Roasted malt, oatmeal, dark chocolate and hint of coffee. taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bit of coffee and oatmeal. Subtle bitterness and clean finish. Fairly full body, quite thick and creamy. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

3.3
lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Really smooth and creamy. Pours black with a thin tan head on nitro. Slight oatmeal aroma. Flavor is pretty dry. A little sweet, a little oatmeal like, but pretty subdued. A but watery, even. Feels like its missing a middle component. Nice easy drinker, but feels like it’s missing something.

3.8
unclemike (3163) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black on nitro tap wroth creamy tan brown head that leaves great lace. Aroma of big dark chocolate roast with hint of soy and oatmeal. Taste is all of that with the earth dropped off and bigger chocolate. Creamy smooth mouth from both the oatmeal and the nitro, very nice.

4.2
MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Sextant is a tasty nod to the English Oatmeal Stout. It pours black, opaque and has a pretty layer of foam. Grainy and slightly creamy aroma. There’s an interesting transition that occurs within the flavor profile. Things start off with sweetened coffee and baker’s chocolate then turns into a more bitter representation of those things: dark chocolate and espresso. The last part is even more bitter yet thanks to the finishing Fuggles hops. While the nitro process Ballast Point uses for this brew is unique, it comes up just shy of creating a full-bodied Stout. Still, it’s hard not to love the complexity.

3.1
HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draft. A- Cappucino, caramel, cocoa. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Cocoa, watery. P- Medium body, thin texture, flat carbonation, watery finish. O- Overall, a nice beer but seemed a bit thin and lacking.


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