Russell Brewing Oatmeal Stout


Russell Brewing Oatmeal Stout Review

Winter time is the perfect time to enjoy stouts of all kinds, so I always grab a few to satisfy that crave. What attracted me to the Russell oatmeal stout was not the fact that it was a stout that I had yet to try, but for the label! Yes, labels do work! The label is a black & white comic strip of a black cat and how the beer came to be. Fun concept for a label.

As for the beer itself? The beer pours an opaque jet black with a very tan coloured moussey head that disapates quite quickly.The aroma is a nice blend of bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans with just a hint of licorice.The body and the carbonation  is a bit lighter than I expected for a stout with a nice roasty bitterness from the malt bill.It fiishess off with a nice dry yet crisp coffee bite.


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    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Black
  • Head Size & Retention: Mousse head but dissipates quickly
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I thought it was fine
  • Malt Characteristics: Coffee or Chocolate, hint of molasses, licorice
  • Palate: light bodied


An oatmeal stout brewed using  both flaked and golden naked oats, Chocolate malt and Black Prinz with light notes of coffee and chocolate.


A very sessionable stout


Lighter body and carbonation than most oatmeal stouts

Tags: chocolate, coffee

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