10th Mountain Stout (Aspen Brewing Company)

Aspen Brewing Company’s 10th Mountain is an imperial oatmeal stout, an absolutely delectable beer that pours with an extremely dark brown to black coloration and a good amount of tannish head that is slow to dissipate. There is little that is given up with the initial nose of this imperial oatmeal stout, but the silken mouthfeel and bold tobacco, chocolate, and barley elements make for a dangerous combination. The beer weighs in at 9.3% ABV, but this agglomeration of tastes hides the alcohol bite admirably. The heavy hop inclusion here does well to hide the more sweet elements of the beer, without seeming overly bitter or astringent. Continue reading “10th Mountain Stout (Aspen Brewing Company)”