Daniel Irons Oatmeal Stout
Daniel Irons Oatmeal Stout clocks in at 8.6% ABV - has a bitterness from the hops, alcohol and roasted malt to warm you up - and finishes smooth with chocolate, caramel and toasty flavors.
Start the fire and grab a pint glass - our winter seasonal is here. Daniel Irons Oatmeal Stout clocks in at 8.6% ABV - has a bitterness from the hops, alcohol and roasted malt to warm you up - and finishes smooth with chocolate, caramel and toasty flavors.
The beer gets its name from beer legend Daniel Irons. Little is known about his life - historians believe he was born in the great state of Missouri in either 1906 or 1908 (depending on whom you ask). Daniel Irons spent a good portion of his early life going across America planting hop plants. He was also known to be the inventor of the game hopscotch - a game that involved both hops and scotch.
Later in life Daniel Irons became a lumberjack and it's believed he moved up to Alaska sometime after statehood in 1959.More On The Style
Oatmeal Stout is a variation on the traditional sweet stout. Historically oats have been used in brewing since the medieval age in Europe. The grist (grains used in mash) generally contain 5-10% oatmeal - Daniel Irons weighs in at 5% oatmeal. The oatmeal is added to increase the body and smoothness of the beer. Oats increase body and smoothness because they have higher protein, fats and oil content than traditional malt. Generally oatmeal stouts top out around 6% ABV - however Daniel Irons hits 8.6% for that extra kick during the winter season.
Oatmeal Stout was also part of the "stout is good for you" period in the 19th century and was considered, along with milk stouts, a nutritional drink recommended for pregnant women.