Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout

Beer:  Sextant Oatmeal Stout
Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Style: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 6.5%

Serving Style: Nitro-tap
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: The Old Bay, New Brunswick, NJ
Primary Consumer: Ally
Consumption Companion: Mallory

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OVERALL RATING:

Sight: Dark, dark cola, with lots of carbonation bubbles throughout the body.  Creamy, beige, 2-finger head that settles to a nice layer of foam, with decent lacing.

Scent: Bright and sweet, with floral and fruity notes.

Flavor:  Mild overall.  Roasted, with a slight oat taste and notes of cocoa.  Perhaps a hint of vanilla as well.  The aftertaste is bitter.

Feel:  Smooth, medium mouthfeel, with little-to-no carbonation.

The Sextant Oatmeal Stout is a limited edition brew from San Diego-based brewery Ballast Point.  To sum it up, Mallory said it best: you’re gonna go through this beer pretty quickly, because the bitter aftertaste makes you want to take another sip, to get rid of said bitterness.  But that’s okay, because it’s not necessarily a bad brew overall–smooth like an Oatmeal Stout should be, but just not much going on in the way of flavor.

Concluding remarks: All in all, it’s average; but since it’s a limited release, give it a try if you find it on tap.

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