From Vancouver BC’s R&B Brewing comes the “Darkstar Oatmeal Stout”. The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, oatmeal and a sweet finish. The flavour is of roasted malts, burnt coffee, chocolate, earth, smoke and a very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 18. Just like my original review in 2012 I really enjoy this beer and would recommend it to anyone looking for a tasty stout.
Commercial Description: R&B’s Dark Star Oatmeal Stout boasts a distinct roasted coffee flavour and cappuccino coloured head, and is completed with a complex chocolatey, malty bitterness. Dark Star is without a doubt our darkest beer, but its relatively high effervescence makes it surprisingly refreshing for a stout. Unquestionably our most involved malt blend, this dark and complex stout is brewed in memory of our late friend and employee, Jamie Kelly. (18 IBU, 4.6% ABV) Available in: -650 ml bottles at private and government liquor stores -Kegs in 20 L and 50L kegs through the brewery
Food pairing as per brewery: BBQ, Grilled,Smoked meats, Oysters, Mexican mole,hearty Szechuan dishes.Chocolate or coffee based desserts.
Cheese pairing as per brewery: Very buttery or well aged cheeses.