This beer review is sponsored by our friends at Bottlemixx in North Raleigh

Man, it got cold and dreary quickly this week, eh? Even though I could drink IPAs all year long (let’s be honest, I DO drink them all year), something about this weather called for something a little darker and smoother. Dustin at Bottlemixx recommended I give this oatmeal stout from a brewery in Marietta, Georgia a try.

I hadn’t tried Sticky Stout before, and had never heard of Red Hare brewing. Turns out the beer is darn good, and Red Hare is opening a second location in Shallote, NC. Hooray for more North Carolina beer!

According to the brewery’s site, Sticky Stout is an oatmeal stout this beer has dark roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Heck, even the bare bones description on the can with three simple adjectives was enough to sell me on it.

As heard on this week’s podcast, Sticky Stout pours a lovely rich brown, nearly black, color with just a hint of a head on the beer. The head quickly goes away, but there’s still a really nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma in the glass. I didn’t get much in the way of coffee in this beer, but that’s fine. It’s so damn smooth and tasty, I didn’t need any coffee in it.

Sticky Stout comes in a 6.2% alcohol (even though I couldn’t find it on the can), which gives the beer enough punch so it’s not thin, but not too much power where one is enough. This 12 ounce can was about $2, and I’d say it’s worth every penny. Red Hare says it’s great with game and grilled meats or chocolate, caramel, and berries. I think it’s great on its own, and would make a fine cold weather tailgate beer.

Swing by Bottlemixx on Creedmoor before the next Canes game and look for the Section 328 sign to guide you towards a can of Sticky Stout.