One of the top ten oatmeal stouts of 2010 according to the US Open Beer Championships, is Alaskan Oatmeal Stout.
Oatmeal stouts include oats in their predominantly barley grist, resulting in a pleasant, full flavor and a smooth profile that is rich without being grainy.
Alaskan’s Stout pours a nice solid black with a dirty dark tan head, not too thick, but bubbly and firm. Classic stout looks. It has a great smell with lots of coffee, lightly cocoa-y and dark roasted malts with almost no hops. It has decent malt flavors with a distinct nutty flavor. Slightly spicy hops are present in the aftertaste. Feels pretty good, smooth and fairly thick bodied.
In the pacific northwest this is not a beer that is as easily found as the rest of Alaskan’s offerings. However, it is one that is worth searching out. Cheers!