The more I drink them, the more I believe that oatmeal stouts are my favorite type of stout. I love that roasted flavor and aroma, and how most of them, including Goose Island, have that chocolate background. This is definitely perfect for the middle of winter, in front of a fire. Not warming in itself, but it does fill the belly. This is yet another brewery that I wish had a presence in Atlanta. As it is, I usually only find their products when I'm in Wisconsin on vacation. If you're near Chicago, search out this brewery, you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed: August 13, 2005