Today was tasting day for my double oatmeal stout bottled just before New Year’s. If you aren’t familiar with Festa Brew, their kits comes as 23L of all grain wort from a brewery in Ontario. All that is left for you to do is pitch the yeast that comes with. Below is the description from the Magnotta Brewery web site:
Festa Brew Double Oatmeal Stout
An opaque, full-bodied ebony ale. Moderate to high hop bitterness combines well with a pleasant roast malt character, subtle malt sweetness and slight hop flavour. The addition of two types of oats leads to a creamy, robust mouth-feel and full texture.
OG: 1.0545 – 1.0550, FG: 1.0196 – 1.0211, Yeast: Safbrew S-33, IBUs: 28
True to its description, the Festa Brew Oatmeal Stout poured a dark ebony with a light tan head that didn’t stick around for very long. While the head was there, it did leave a nice lacing down the side of the glass.
- opaque, ebony, tan head, nice lacing on the glass
- toasted malt, hints of chocolate, coffee, slight hoppiness
- toasted malt, hint of coffee, noticeable hop bitterness on the finish
- smooth, possibly a bit over carbonated for a stout.
Even thought the mouth feel was smooth, it was not as smooth as I had hoped. I think that had to do with the level of carbonation. Next time I will ease up on the priming sugar at bottling time. Overall Festa Brew Double Oatmeal Stout is a great brew that I will make in the future.