Maalaskuun OatMeal Stout bottle and pured in glass

M like in OatMeal. A stout from the Mallaskuun panimo

Mallaskuun Oatmeal Stout

I remembered the first Maalaskuun I had some time ago. I think I was kind of impressed. If I remember it correctly they scored a 4 out 5 for their Amber Ale. Todays is their Oatmeal Stout on the table. 

I poured it into one of my favorite beer glasses, looking forward for the taste of that pretty dark stout. Already imagine its pretty sweet and malty characters. [BREAK] It smelled sheer, no off-flavours detectable, a little yeasty perhaps. BUT, taste is kind of scratchy. It is a combination of burnt malt, light rustyness and a total dryness at the end, actually not only dryness but also scratchiness. It's like the flavor sticks at the end and stays and you can't get away from it. The light sweetness and some caramel note doesn't balance that stickyness and the body is to thin to hide behind it. 

Ok Maalaskuun brewers, your Amber Ale was pretty impressive, but your Oatmeal stout is a disaster. I have another one of your beers on the list. I hope for better. 

The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 4.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Alc: 3.80% Vol.
Type: Oatmeal Stout
Brewed by: Mallaskuun Panimo
Brewed in: Finland