Oatmeal Chocolate Stout (SOLD OUT - Next Release June 2013)
500ml Bottle, 4.9%
For years fans of the Renaissance beers had been asking, “when are you guys going to do a Stout?” It was eventually decided that the effort Brian was putting into taking these pesky blighters out the back to give them a shoeing could be better used to actually make the aforementioned stout.
So we produced not only a Stout, but a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, the Craftsman.
Craftsman is the ‘Big Brother’ to our popular Elemental porter. Building on the flavours given by the crystal, brown and black malts, we add a portion of organic rolled oats for a silky smooth mouthfeel, then added a small amount of cocoa nibs to the mash and brew kettle, plus a large addition of nibs to the fermentor. The beer that matured on those cocoa nibs has a lovely chocolate nose that melds beautifully with the coffee and hop notes in the beer. The resulting Stout has a full rounded palate with chocolate and roasted notes predominating and the depth of intensity that one expects from a Stout.
Craftsman is a great accompaniment with:
Biscuits and cookies
and by recommendation Venison and from Crystal Luxmoore in Ontario, Canada - Roast Moose
So, to all those that asked the question “when are you guys going to do a Stout?” we hope you will enjoy it when you regain consciousness.
Andy, Brian and Soren