Dry County Old 41 Oatmeal Stout

Dry County Old 41 Oatmeal Stout

Beer Stats

  • Packaging: 12 oz. Can
  • BJCP Style: Oatmeal Stout
  • ABV: 5.9%
  • Hops Variety: Unknown (Typically bittering type)
  • Malts Variety: Unknown (Typically pale, caramel, and dark roasted)
  • Brewery:  Dry County Brewing Co. – Kennesaw, GA
  • Beer Connoisseur Rating: None

LUDB Tasting Notes

  • Bitterness Level:  Restrained*
  • Drinkability:
    • Would I buy it again? Yes
    • Would I stock it? No

Appearance:  Dark, black and clear. Produces a mousse-like, tan head with good retention.

Aroma:  Roasty malts, toffee and cocoa/chocolate.

Flavor & Aftertaste:  Highly sweet malt backbone. Slight hops bitterness follows roasty malt, chocolate and toffee notes.

Palate:  Thick and creamy body with low carbonation.  Short, mouth-coating finish with mild bitterness.

Balance & Drinkability:  Malt forward.  Well-crafted desirable stout.

Commentary

Dry County Brewing Co. hails out of Kennesaw, GA – a good 35 to 40 minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta.  Old 41 is the almost three year old brewery’s interpretation of a Dark British Oatmeal Stout.   This beer is a solid effort by the young brewery; capturing all the requisite check marks for the style.  Dark, smooth and malty, there is enough bitterness infused to give some balance; however, it is very much approachable for a newbie explorer of the stout category.  While I might not would keep this oatmeal stout stocked at home, as I have some other favorites, I would certainly buy this one again.  I quite enjoyed it and would encourage you to give it a try, as it is will not disappoint.  Well done and a thumbs up to the brewmaster at Dry Country Brewing Co.

Thanks for reading, until next time…Let Us Drink Beer!

*Bitterness Scale: None, Restrained, Moderate, Aggressive, & Excessive

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