Gray’s Oatmeal Stout

Gray’s Brewing Company, Janesville, Wisconsin
Oatmeal Stout
5.2% ABV
12 oz. bottle into tulip glass

At first taste, this medium-bodied oatmeal stout is like a better version of Guinness.  I detected a majestic set of oppositions: tamari and salami, chocolate and charcoal, seltzer fizz and frankincense salt, sesame oil and mesa soil, millet seed and stale mead, tarmac soot and shark tooth.

Gray’s Brewing Company has been around since 1856, which is the same year that Sigmund Freud was born. That’s also the year that the Crimean War ended, folks. Centuries past, empires crumbled, and Gray’s Brewing Company continued making beer and gourmet sodas. When natural resources have been fully depleted and industry has collapsed, rest assured that you can still enjoy a olde-time Cream Soda as the community swarms in panic at the imminent apocalypse. Say, is that a pentagram on the label?

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~ by Perry S. on June 26, 2010.

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