Friday, March 15, 2013

Portsmouth Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout (8/10)

I grew up in the southern Ohio town of Portsmouth, which is home to the Portsmouth Brewing Company.  Portsmouth Brewing Company is Ohio's oldest brewery.  They produce a variety of beers, including a pilsner, red ale, lager, pale ale, maple nut brown ale, and the Oatmeal Stout we'll be discussing here.

The beer is deep black color, with a thin light brown head.

The flavor is one of bitter chocolate and roasted nuts, with a slight sweetness.  The 10% alcohol content adds a nice warming note to it.  Without a doubt, this is one of the better stouts I've had.  If you find yourself somewhere that it's sold, make sure to try a pint!

(I tried this in Portsmouth last March at a steak house there.  I've not seen it in Columbus.)

ABV: 10%
IBU: unknown
My rating: 8/10

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review of Portsmouth Brewing Co.'s Oatmeal Stout. We would like to ask for permission to post a link to your review on our website. Also, if you enjoyed the Stout, you would probably like our Vulcan Dark Lager, currently on tap at Woodland Tavern on 3rd Ave. in Columbus & at Amato's Woodfire Pizza in Delaware.