Celebrate the North Shore with Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout
Summer is a great time for lighter beers, but that doesn't mean you always have to reach for those pale ales and witbiers. Up on the North Shore, breezes can be downright chilly, and that is the perfect environment for Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout from Lake Superior Brewing, Duluth's elder production brewery.
The beer is an almost black stout with sweet malt, dark and milk chocolate, and nutty oatmeal notes. The pour is dark in color with a caramel head that quickly recedes, and the beer is mid-bodied and relatively light for the depth of color. The chocolate dominates in aroma, which influences the taste before a nutty oatmeal and sweet malt finishes it off.
While light in body for its style, it's still a dense beer, best enjoyed one or two at a time while savoring the wealth of flavor. The lightness of body (for a stout) helps at the end as it cedes the creamy mouthfeel for a bit more of a sweet and watery feel.
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