When it comes to collaborating with other breweries in the massive craft brewing industry here in the United States, Perrin Brewing Company really has a great sense for how to get it done. Their recent collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing Company to produce Triangulation Imperial Oatmeal Stout was a huge success, at least in our view. Even our resident Portaholic approves!
We recently had the opportunity to check out Triangulation, the outstanding Imperial Oatmeal Stout created by the aforementioned companies and we’re truly impressed. Although this was a one-time brewing, we sincerely hope these folks decide to come together for another run! The range of malts, hops, and special yeast obtained for this brew are impressive, to say the least. We weren’t sure what to expect, as the 9% ABV and huge blend of ingredients threw us for a loop, but the resulting brew is delicious from start to finish. We suggest finding it, if you can, because you’re going to want one, if only for collecting purposes, though you’re going to want two so you can try one.
Sometimes a collaboration brings together, quite literally, the best possible outcome. That was exactly the case here. Between these three brewing giants, enough interesting and unique ingredients were sourced to bring forth an Oatmeal Stout that really has an original and memorable taste. The aroma was off-the-charts and the flavor profile was deliciously malty and roasty. As you can see from the picture at the left, the color is a gorgeous dark hue and the head on the brew is the perfect caramel with plenty of head to go round.
It tastes just as great as it looks and it certainly evolves well in the glass, finishing off perfectly and leaving the desire for more. At 9% ABV we could only enjoy one glass, as we did have to get on the road, but the temptation to crack another was eating at us heavily.
As we said, we truly hope these three brewing companies come together again in the future. They clearly have a great talent for working together to create outstanding brews and we’re looking forward to them putting their heads together again. Until then, we’re going to be hunting down every 4-pack we can find of this one-time brewing, because we loved it and we’d love to have more!
Let us know about any collaborations you’ve found that turned out truly outstanding. We love to hear from our readers and your brew could end up being the next feature article in the blog!
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