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