North Coast Brewing Old Plowshare Organic Stout
I was excited to try this beer as I've never tried an organic stout before. I'm a vegetarian and enjoy eating healthy and organic foods..so I couldn't help but be excited about an organic beer. Similarly, I've always enjoyed North Coast's products in the past and was looking forward to this one..so here it goes:
Being a vegetarian and natural foods lover...it's cool to see a fully organic stout. Kudos to North Coast for brewing this one up. Pours from the stubby bottle into my glass a dark black with streaks of deep red. A half inch of bubbly tan head appears and slowly falls. When held up to the light it becomes almost transparent with a burnt sienna hue. Aromas of roasted dark grains with burnt cocoa and an undercurrent of mellow brewed coffee. Maybe a touch of dark fruits lurkin in there. Pretty nice, yet fairly standard.
First sip brings a fairly dry roasty maltiness on the roof of the mouth. Burnt, almost smoky tones emerge with a dash of cocoa and a touch of bitter coffee. I get an interesting fruitiness throughout drinking this brew. It finishes with just a touch of hops and a lingering roasty husky malt. An enjoyable dry stout with the added bonus of all organic ingredients.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice creaminess...I would like to see a little more body, but as is it makes for easy drinking. I could see having a few of these no problem...it could become my organic session stout! My thanks to beerinator for passing this one off to me. Always good to try something new from North Coast.
Overall I gave this one a 3.5 out of 5. It was a pretty tasty dry stout.
Head on over to www.northcoastbrewing.com to see what else they're brewing up out in Cali.
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