Yesterday I stopped by Peabody's after work and picked up a few stouts, one of which is a 22 of American Brewing Caboose Oatmeal Stout. I'm a big fan of stouts so I figure I would give it a shot, Beer Advocate rates it at an 89.
The beer pours pitch black with about 3 fingers of really dark head. The head retention is pretty much non-existent and there isn't really any lacing.
It smells like chocolate malt, carmel, and not much else.
Disappointing to be honest. It tastes very sweet, a bit of coffee, metallic, but you don't get much alcohol. There's a little bit of fruit in it, but still it's very lacking. It's not very balanced, the hop profile is non-existent.
Not as heavy as it should be, the oatmeal should give it more body but it's very watery. The carbonation is way too heavy, it's almost like drinking a soda.
I don't care for this beer and won't be buying it again. It was really disappointing and a bit of a let down for the first beer I tried from this brewery.
2.5 out of 5.