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.

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