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.