Monday, May 9, 2011

"Not Just Some" Oatmeal Stout

Today I'm drinking "Not Just Some" Oatmeal Stout brewed by Cocoa Beach Brewing Company in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This was brought here from Tampa by the excellent Ed Roberts. The label art needs a bit of work, but no one really cares as long as the beer is good. The brewery calls this "A rich stout made with three types of malted barley, flaked oats, and fuggle hops."

Rich chocolaty aroma with little hints of roasted nuts. Roasted chocolate and malty flavors are prominent in the beginning. Some hints of vanilla and coffee, perhaps a little smoke too. This beer is actually quite hoppy and there's a decent amount of bitterness to go along with that. Thin body. Aggressive prickly carbonation, to the point of being a bit harsh, especially in the throat. Not a bad beer and 22 was an easy number to finish.

Mr. Beer Sticky Wicket Oatmeal Stout Refill Brew Pack

Kashi Cocoa Beach Granola Cereal, 14.3-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)

Hawaiian Tiki Bottle Opener


dale said...

I had this one on tap at Cocoa Beach Brewing a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was pretty good. It's always nice to find solid local brews. Have you had anything from Orlando Brewing?

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Dale. No, I've never had anything from Orlando Brewing.

Mike Crimmins said...

I had another beer from Cocoa Beach Brewing Company back in January. Completely random and haven't been able to find anymore. I agree, the labels do need a little work, but the beer was good.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Mike.

No doubt the beer is the absolute most important thing. I just have a secondary attraction to label art, and I think a nice presentation attracts more buyers.

dale said...

I agree with you on the labels. Both the label and the name of the beer can attract a potential customers attention. Of course ultimately the beer has to be good, but a cool name or label can affect the purchasing decision. I got my start with craft beer by drinking Dead Guy Ale, which has a cool name and an awesome label.