Brewery – Golden Road
Beer – Sunset Coffee
Style – Oatmeal Milk Stout
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 17

Our Oatmeal Milk Stout with Portola Coffee Labs’ Alchemistic coffee.  Medium-bodied, roasty and chocolatey, with a very smooth finish.

This beer is deep within the portfolio of California’s Golden Road Brewing, a west coast to the bone, hop focused brewery that made all kinds of news when they were bought out by ‘You-Know-Who’.  What can I say.. they are owned by big beer… it’s not within their typical style wheelhouse, and yet here I am, finding myself actually enjoying this a lot… but that’s getting ahead of myself, I’ll give you my thoughts in a minute.

When I first started doing my research to get this beer written up, I was surprised to find that it has very little, to no presence on the brewery’s website.  You have to really dig in to find a sell sheet that is designed for their distributors to find more information about the brew.

So… as for the story behind what makes this beer tick?  I wish I could tell you more than the fact that it’s brewed with Portola Coffee Labs’ Alchemist coffee.

My Thoughts on Sunset Coffee

Appearance is no surprise – deep brown with a light tan head on top.

Aromas… again, nothing that you aren’t prepared for.  This beer is packed full of coffee notes and

The taste is deep roasty coffee flavors and a really beautiful sweetness that leaves it tasting like a delicous latte.  All this is made even more fantastic by a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that continues with the latte impression that I am struck with.

Thick… creamy… smooth… loaded with delicious coffee.  This beer is exactly what it should be, and delicious on top of that.

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