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
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.