Not the best stout I’ve ever had but certainly not the worst, Obovoid would work well as a dessert beer for me, if I wasn’t in the mood for something too sweet.
I enjoyed this 8% ABV stout at Margaret’s house last night, anxiously awaiting the start Sabres game (which I don’t want to talk about so back off). It was left over from one of her recent beer tasting parties; someone had brought two and this second bottle was just waiting for me to pop it open.
Obovoid poured a deep black with a 1½-finger tan head that stuck around for a bit but didn’t last indefinitely. Its aroma was of dark chocolate, wood and black coffee with a hint of something sweet.
Flavor-wise, I could definitely taste a hint of the oak but overall, I was mostly hit with that bittersweet dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Its mouthfeel was medium with higher carbonation than I expected, almost overwhelmingly so. At least it smoothed out a bit in the finish but as far as oak-aged stouts go, I’ve had better.
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