Trying out something new is usually a great thing, and I’ve been interested by the name of “oatmeal stouts” for a while now. I have oatmeal for breakfast basically every day anyway, so I was wondering how that adds up with a stout. Thing is, I’ve never before had any of these extreme stouts (like chocolate stout for example), so I don’t have a basis for comparison.
The name Amaou itself is kind of a giveaway, since it means “king of sweetness”. Oatmeal Black is cloudy dark amber. It’s got no head, just a light ring that leaves behind some light lacing, but nothing significant.
The nose is fruity and malty-sweet at the same time. It reminds me of sweet-end red wines, with a touch of chocolate.
It’s got a light to medium body with light carbonation. To sum it up in a single word: sweet. It reminds me of this beer cocktail I once had in Bayern. It’s smooth, and fruity with berries and cherry. Sadly for me, the bitterness is weak with this one – it’s very light, basically absent.
It has a gentle, fruity aftertaste with a hint of bitterness. It’s a bit too sweet for my taste, but I think it’s still okay for a dessert beer.