ABV 4.3% Coffee and Oatmeal Stout is a limited edition beer for Christmas 2012 the first in Dungarvan Brewing Company's range of 'Brewer's Series' bottled seasonal beers. For this bottled version they have been working with Brock Lewin from Badger and Dodo boutique coffee roasters to choose a coffee to use in it. It was eventually decided that their Sumatra Mandheling would work best with the stout flavours as their is a smoothness and roundness to the coffee, with no bitterness, that works well with the roasted barley flavours of the stout. Brock roasted the beans fresh for us and took us through the making of a perfect espresso so that the best of coffee would be used in the stout. A rich, full-flavoured stout with a powdery dry chocolate mouthfeel. A smoothness from the oats adds balance to the roasted bitterness while in the background there's a subtle hint of the earthy espresso flavours which leads to a dry coffee finish.