Back in the days when this was a regular release, the Nelson BlackHeart Oatmeal Stout was one of the very best stouts from BC. For some reason it did not sell enough to remain a regular release, and now it is only available as a seasonal autumn release in bombers. When it came available in late 2016, my father made sure to acquire several bottles of the stuff!
On a snowy late winters day in early March, my father and I shared a bottle after shovelling the driveway. Then we ate some stew!
Appearance: very black, foamy head, 5.7%
Nose: coffee and dark chocolate
Palate: vanilla, hot fudge, mineral water
Finish: tootsie roll, smoky, dry, long lasting
Overall: very reminiscent of Crannóg’s Backhand of God Stout
Rating: 4/5 Excellent