Driftwood Brewery- Oumuamua Milk Stout

Overview

Driftwood Brewery- Oumuamua Milk Stout Review

Oumuamua is the only interstellar object ever discovered in the solar system. If thinking about that doesn’t put you in the mood to drink a delicious dark beer with the same name then I don’t know what will.

Oumuamua is as jet black as outer space with one finger of tight-bubbled tan head. This head pauses for a moment before leaving entirely. It has an aroma of grain and stone with notes of char, ash and banana split sweetness. This is an incredibly smooth stout with a full body and lots of character. The lactose balances and integrates with the smooth roast, dark fruit, and milk chocolate flavors. It finishes well with more dark berry and no harsh or acrid notes.

Beer fads, such as throwing lactose at everything, come and go. As beer fans we can only hope that the breweries that do a style well will continue to do so, while the others that are doing it less well, as an afterthought or just to follow the trends, move on to something else. In a market flooded with lactose beers, let us hope Driftwood’s Oumuamua doesn’t slip through the cracks.

 

  • (3.75)
    Appearance
  • (3.75)
    Aroma
  • (4)
    Palate
  • (4)
    Flavour
  • (4)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.9

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Black
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: 5: Full Bodied
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: Very Malty
  • Drinkability: Goes Down Somewhat Slow
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Caramel, Rich/Sweet, Coffee or Chocolate, Dark Fruit (raisins, prunes, figs, black currants)
  • Palate: Full Bodied, Creamy, Soft or Silky

Summary

This is one of the smoothest stouts, milk or otherwise, around. Don’t let your boredom with lactose beers cause you to miss out.

Pros

Lactose is well integrated and balanced.

Smooth and complex.

One of the best examples of the style in BC.

Cons

Might get lost in the overcrowded sweet stout and lactose beer market.

Leave a Reply