The two beers listed below were sampled on different evenings. I cannot imagine having them in succession or during the same evening because of the differences between the styles. Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout (5% ABV) is produced in the U.K. and available in the U.S. with many of the other offerings from Samuel Smith’s. I have had a few of the offerings and they are all good. The Yorkshire Stingo was awarded a rare 100 rating by Draft Magazine. Oatmeal Stout pours dark with a large head – be careful pouring. Good malty aroma and nice mouth feel. This is just a nice drinking stout, creamy, slightly sweet, hints of coffee and a nice bittersweet finish.
What I don’t like – Raspberry Beers. I have only had a couple and I was not particularly fond of either. I do not think it is an issue with the Brewer, I think it is my palate. Twisted Pine’s Raspberry Wheat (5% ABV and 10 IBU) pours cloudy yellow with a small head and has a hint of raspberry on the nose. The beer doesn’t taste bad, I just do not like the raspberry taste associated with it. Per the website, it is a popular beer. I think it would be my last choice at Twisted Pine. I have enjoyed all of their offerings that I have sampled from Twisted Pine. I think I would even pick Ghost Killa [in ya] Face – a chili beer made with the world’s hottest - Ghost peppers, that would wreck my palate before Raspberry Wheat.