B(rew)logging: Kit Peak Oatmeal Stout Completed & Reviewed
I love this hobby. We picked up the Kit Peak Oatmeal Stout kit from the local brewstore a month ago, and we bottled it about 2 weeks ago. It is as it is advertised, deep black and very stout. It has oats and wheat, along with some chocolate malt extract. It has a simple hops flavor to it, nothing like the IPA I tried last time. I love it, as the flavors blend together into a smooth yet robust taste that is very easy on the palate but very filling to the stomach. The chocolate malt extract and the grains give it a slightly bitter taste, but nothing that can’t be easily enjoyed.
Gilby’s review is here, FYI. He mentions a slight carbonation problem that I haven’t noticed; this might be a result of a mistake I made in the carbonation & bottling step, but it might also be a result of the bottles he got. I’ve noticed that carbonation can be inconsistent, its probably the trickiest part of my brewing process.
Now what? Any requests?