3xB: Boulder Obovoid
This Week’s Big Bottle: Boulder Obovoid
Pyzocha and myself had the luxury (privilege) of trying the Boulder Obovoid. The Boulder Obovoid is an oak-aged oatmeal stout (totally up my alley), out of Colorado.
The Obovoid pours a very dark brown, practically black. It has a very strong coffee aroma with a very slight hint of bourbon.
The taste was good. It starts with a quick alcohol kick, followed by a sweet creamy mouthfeel and malty flavor, then a quick dive into the strong bitter coffee flavor. The finish was surprisingly light and empty.
I had high hopes for this one. After all, it’s billed as two of my favorite things: oatmeal stout and bourbon. It left me kind of disappointed in the end. Not a bad beer, just not a great one.