Townsite Brewing Inc. – Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout Review
The Perfect Storm has arrived in the form of an Oatmeal Stout from the crew at Townsite Brewing. This seemingly traditional stout pours with 2+ fingers of brown head that is left clinging to the glass. The colour is nearly black, being very thick and letting nearly no light through. Upon smelling this beer notes of caramel, hazelnuts, chocolate and coffee come through in a complex and extremely intriguing aroma portfolio. The taste is smooth, dark and complex. Beginning this little taste-venture a low carbonation hits the tongue in a mildly sweet, malted start. As the flavour builds light coffee notes come in before a fairly bitter cocoa flavour takes charge in the finish. Hops are likely the source of this bitterness but paired with chocolate the effect is similar to a delicious 70% bar of Swiss-import. The beer is far more complex than your average Oatmeal Stout with an array of delicious flavours from start to finish. The Perfect Storm hits all the right notes being unique, flavourful, smooth, delicious and something you can show off to your friends. This is the top beer to date coming from the best thing to come out of Powell River BC – Townsite Brewing Inc.
Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 30
Size – 650ml
Price – $5.99 (craft retailer)