Swamp Head Midnight Oil Oatmeal Coffee Stout



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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Midnight Oil is an Oatmeal Coffee Stout. "Quiet and sensual like a moonlit night, this complex blend of toasted oats, roasted barley, chocolate wheat malt, and dark roast organic coffee, imparts an intense aroma and complex flavor profile. Midnight Oil will wake up your senses. We brew a traditional English oatmeal stout with a rich malt profile, then add locally roasted organic fair trade coffee while this ale is cold conditioned. Cold extraction imparts an intense coffee aroma and flavor without the bitter oils using heat processing techniques

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Rumbero (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2017
12 oz can brought down from Gainsville.
Aroma - deep coffee aroma, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and some spicey character.
Appearance - Black as night. Fully opaque. One inch thick tan head that dissipates rather quickly.
Taste - muted roasted malts, burnt like but not sharp. Stale coffee, some chocolate and pronounced unbalanced bitterness. I taste a bit of oxidation.
Palate - medium full body, creamy rich texture as expected in an oatmeal stout. moderate carbonation. Astringency faint, almost absent. Finish is long and bitter almost to harsh level.
Overall - Very disappointing. Had this beer fresh and in the actual taste is where this one has deteriorated a lot. Now just a shadow. A coffee left behind.

koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2017
On draft at the Mellow Mushroom. The pourbisba thinner light black with a thin ring of egg shell colored head and a decent lace. The aroma is light and sweet. There is a metallic malt and a sweet coffee to go with some light chocolate and a hint of roast. It’s got a decent complexity to it, but it seems light and thin. The flavor is just as you’d expect. It’s got the flavors, but it’s thin. Stronger coffee than chocolate and a metallic maltiness. The mouth feel is light and watery with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly metallic and roasty coffee finish. Meh.

SpringsLicker (3681) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Black pour with a tan head.
Aroma of coffee being roasted, some chocolate.
The flavor is bitter, burnt coffee and chocolate. Not my kind of stout, but I know people who like ’em kinda burnt and roasty - this is one for you.

slambammersnant9 (4) - Robinson, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2016 does not count
tap, best stout I’ve had. wish I could find this where I live. if you’re a stout fan this is a must try. it’s what an oatmeal coffee stout should be.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2016
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/smoke. Flavor is a little bitter with the taste of chocolate and roasted malts.

nick76 (4404) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
The aroma is strong coffee chocolate and burnt malt. The appearance is almost black. The Taste is like the aroma and bitter. The palate is thick. Overall solid but not outstanding.

brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
On tap @ Swamp Head. Black in color with a thin khaki head. Really nice coffee aroma. Kind of nutty, somewhat toasty, and a good bit of roasted malts. There’s plenty of licorice and dark cocoa, too. Flavor is more just roast forward and the carbonation is really lacking. It’s kind of chocolatey, I suppose. Some coffee grounds and a little bit of a green pepper note.

asheft (3111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
On tap at Gnarly Barley, Orlando. Sweet, butterscotchy coffee and molasses aroma with horehound candy and fudge accents. Opaque black under a lacy, tan collar and patch. Flavour is cappuccino and vanilla sauce, over a fudge brownie. Medium black malt bitterness. Medium body, smooth but not sweet with the medium carbonation.

djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at World of Beer Pensacola. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate, nuts. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose with light dry finish, good.

EKGoldings (673) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
World class oatmeal coffee stout, by far the best of the (excellent) beers I’ve had today. Perfectly clear but obviously dark, aroma predominantly French roast coffee, Java from the west of the Island, Really nice balance, dry finish, I could drink this all day.

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