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This next beer is one I had out in the field.  I didn’t have any intention of doing a review when I ordered it,Stout but after my first sip I couldn’t resist.

Beer Name: Midnight Oil

Brewery: Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, FL)

Style: Oatmeal Coffee Stout

ABV: 5.0%

Description: Billed on the brewery website as a traditional English-style oatmeal stout brewed with locally sourced coffee.

Appearance: I watched it pour out of the tap as black as midnight and thick as oil.

Smell: Blend of moderate light cream and sweet dark malt.

Taste: It began with a smooth, creamy sweetness and grainy oat presence that gradually took on a very faint bit of roast by the finish.  Mild, yet flavorful and incredibly drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slick medium body with low-level carbonation.

Hype: Elevated for me.  Swamp Head seems to be one of the more popular Florida breweries and I’d had a really good experience with them during my previous visit.

Overall: I really enjoyed this.  It was light, flavorful, and very easy to drink even in the Florida heat.  I’ll for sure keep an eye out for this one my next visit.

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