Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels – Copper Kettle Brewing
Snowed In from Copper Kettle Brewing is a tradition. Every year when the leaves fall and the first flakes begin to hit the ground you know something special is breaking out of its Bourbon Barrel. The OG beer is a must have and if you can (meaning you have the patience) enjoy a vertical – it is an awesome experience. But for now – let’s focus on the tropical twist on a winter beer – Coconut (seemingly this year’s favorite adjunct) Snowed In.
Visual: Dark – rich brown with minimal head.
Aroma: Your nose is immediately hit with the coconut and then the Bourbon announces its presence. The best description is that it smells like an adult Mounds bar.
Taste: The first flavor to hit your tongue is the coconut followed immediately by the toasty almost roasty Bourbon flavor. The base beer comes out more as the beer warms up a bit allowing the creaminess of the oatmeal stout to shine. The coconut and the Bourbon begin to meld together as you make your way through the bottle – it will warm you up on a chilly night.
Overall Beer Rating: 8.5 spades out of 10