Finally, I we tasted my second batch, the chocolate oatmeal stout. We first tried it last weekend. It was good then, but still needed to carbonate. Well, it’s now been in the bottles for 2 weeks. We cracked another bottle today. It’s ready, and it’s absolutely delicious. I think so far this is my favorite, though I do plan on re-working the altbier to get it just right, most likely with cooler fermentation to keep some of the esters away.
This homebrewing adventure has been proving very worthwhile.