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In this corner weighing in at 10.5% ABV…the one…the only, Dulce de Luchador. This imperial nitro Oatmeal Stout is an amazing gentle giant. Big roasty notes wrap you in a powerful hug, but deep down, our masked hero holds a sweetness that will warm your heart.
Schoolhouse’s Take on the Style
Schoolhouse Brewing took a high abv Oatmeal Stout and then sweetened it with a mix of “dulce de leche” and vanilla. The dark notes of coffee come through on the front of the palate while the sweetness of vanilla, caramel, and milk sugar roll in for a delectable finish. As for mouthfeel, Dulce has a medium body allowing the drinker to have more than just one.
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Imperial Sweet Stout Tasting Notes (BJCP 2015)
Mild roasted grain aromas, generally with a coffee-like character. A light malty sweetness can suggest a coffee-and-cream impression. Fruitiness should be low to medium-high. Diacetyl medium-low to none. Hop aroma medium-low to none, earthy or floral. A light grainy-nutty oatmeal aroma is optional.
Similar to the aroma, with a mild roasted coffee to coffee-and-cream flavor, and low to moderately-high fruitiness. Oats and dark roasted grains provide some flavor complexity; the oats can add a nutty, grainy or earthy flavor. Dark grains can combine with malt sweetness to give the impression of milk chocolate or coffee with cream. Medium hop bitterness with the balance toward malt. Medium-sweet to medium-dry finish. Diacetyl medium-low to none. Hop flavor medium-low to none, typically earthy or floral.
Medium-full to full body, with a smooth, silky, velvety, sometimes an almost oily slickness from the oatmeal. Creamy. Medium to medium-high carbonation.