Renaissance Brewing Marlborough
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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

The Craftsman Story

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:

  • Fruit Desserts
  • Rich cakes
  • 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.

Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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4.9% ABV

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  • 500ml Bottle
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