Beer review - Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.
Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. Renaissance Brewing Company. 500ml.
This beer came strongly recommended by an acquaintance who was outraged at how highly I rated Boundary Road's Chocolate Moose. The chap is right, of course: there can be no comparison between this rich, velvety concoction and a product pitched at palates that struggle to differentiate between Coke and Pepsi.
That said, as a non-coffee drinker who can take or leave his dark chocolate, Oatmeal Stout was something more to admire than love.
There's a lot going on at the cocoa end of the spectrum and the hoppy finish rears its head as advertised. Where the titular porridge taste comes in, though, is anyone's guess.
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