|photo courtesy of Excelsior Brewing Company|
It's still cold out there, and that means it's still the season for big, bold beers.
This week's beer of the week is Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout, a seasonal offering from the brewery some 20 miles west of Minneapolis. It's a big beer in flavor, but a sessionable one in ABV. The roasted malts dominate the flavor, but it's also thick, sweet, and creamy, with a dark brown color and a nice head that settles semi-quickly. From appearances, it's a beer that is outwardly heavy and filling, but it has a lighter body that fits its alcohol content, making it easy to drink a few in a session or even to empty out the 750ml bottle it comes in.
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