This Oatmeal Stout was Loch's first ever seasonal release and another that nails the brewery's flag to the mast of traditional English ales. Plenty of oats were added to the speciality malts in the mash to good effect, adding a smooth, silken texture.
Creamy, choc fudge aromas rise from its steepling tan head, while dark chocolate dominates the flavour – alongside a hint of vanilla – and any hop aroma or bitterness is barely perceptible, allowing the malts and oats to take control. If you're a fan of full-bodied traditional stouts, we suggest you hunt it down.
- Oatmeal Stout