Triumph Oatmeal Stout

This week was an insane work week. A bunch of my staff got the flu, which in turn means that for the past two days, I have come down with the flu. I had so many people out yesterday that I still had to go in despite having a fever, body aches, etc. Today, I woke up without a voice and my throat was killing me. I’m already on my second cup of tea of the morning, so why not update the blog?

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ABV: 4.5%

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Trivia: Triumph now offers a beer and cheese pairing with four of their beers and four local cheeses.

Random: I’m almost done with the first season of “The Real L Word.” I can say as of now, it’s absolutely awful, but in a really entertaining way.

This brew poured with a thick, half finger tan head that was slow to dissipate. It left a lot of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a dark brown color that was almost black with occasionally visible carbonation. The nose was dark chocolate and slightly bitter with a touch of cream as well. The taste was shockingly good (especially for Triumph). It had dark chocolate and cream with a touch of oatmeal at the end of the sip. There wasn’t a great deal of bitterness to it because the creamy characteristic really balanced it out. It had high carbonation and a light body for the style. The finish was quick with some dark chocolate and oatmeal. I let the lawyer try it and even she liked it. This was probably the best beer that I’ve ever had a Triumph and was a great example of an oatmeal stout. If you find yourself at Triumph and this is on tap, it is definitely worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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