East Brother Beer Oatmeal Stout
What the brewers say
"English-inspired with notes of rich milk chocolate, dark fruit—soft, comforting finish."
What our panel thought
"Subdued dark-chocolate nose, light fresh-roast malt and low floral hops beneath; toffee note as it warms. Nice, round flavor, bitter and bittersweet, edged by soft espresso with light sugar; floral rose-petal-like hop note. Medium body, lively."
What our editors thought
"Subdued floral, apple, and cherry notes in the nose. The sip is visually thin but round on the tongue, with more red fruit and an unabashed embrace of layered malt sweetness that's kept in check by just a touch of mild roast and a prickly carb. Comforting."