Grumpess American Stout

Grumpess American Stout from Naperville’s own Solemn Oath Brewing Company is a black beauty.  Virtually opaque and proudly displaying a light brown, lace producing head, Grumpess is satisfying just to look at.  Don’t be stupid though, whiff it, drink it, love it.  The bouquet starts with a tang to it, but ends up with the earthy, coffee and chocolate milk notes that make it irresistible.  There are lovely coffee notes in the flavor as well, and the smooth, rich body gives some heft to it.  7.5% ABV balances that weightiness with a refreshing tingle on the tongue.  Follow that with a dry finish with some lingering bitterness and you’ve got yourself a nice, solid stout.  Thanks, Solemn Oath! 



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