January 19, 2012
The Brü Revü – Independence Brewing Convict Hill Imperial Oatmeal Stout
The first time I tried the Convict Hill Imperial Oatmeal Stout was at one of the Independence Brewing open houses. It was a really hot summer day, and for whatever reason the keg was dishing out a lot of foam, but I found the stout to be really refreshing and fantastic. I had to follow that up with their bottled offering to see how it fared, and it was still great. It pours a thick black with a nice tan head with hints of chocolate in the aroma. The taste is of dark chocolate malts and oats with a slight sweetness on the back-end. It is a very smooth medium bodied stout that is excellently balanced. It clocks in at above 9% ABV and you can barely tell. This is a very high quality local Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing.