Sunday Road ‘Some Velvet Morning’ Oat Cream Stout


Some Velvet Morning is a decadent stout with a luxurious flavour profile. Brewed with a sprinkle of lactose, a heaping of malted and golden naked oats and a carefully curated blend of roasted malts. Smooth, and creamy this is a modern interpretation of the style made for drinkers of today.

Glassware: Snifter.

Appearance: It presents with a deep black pour and a thumb of brown foam over the top. The head gradually peels off and leaves a magnificent lace as it subsides.

Aroma: Not a whole lot coming off it initially. Given a bit more time to settle and a few more swirls and it starts to release some lightly roasted malts, a hint of vanilla and toffee sweetness. As it sits longer it develops more of the stout characters we come to expect; licorice, nutty milk chocolate, granola, subtle spice, golden syrup and this earthy quality which we can’t quite put our finger on.

Flavour: Wow that is really different…then again this is the first time we’ve ever tried (or seen) an Oat Cream Stout before. Upfront it’s almost all texture and no flavour! It’s so thick and creamy that all we can really taste is vanilla, oats, a hint of chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Slowly but surely the coffee and chocolate intensifies and lands on an unbelievably smooth yet roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Beer soup. But add a dash of oat cream for extra fluffy-ness. It’s so dense and creamy…we love it! The 6.4% ABV is nicely slotted in without notice.

Overall: This brewery keeps going from strength to strength. It’s unimaginable that just a couple of years ago all they had was a mild old pale ale so we’re loving the progression of these guys. Solid offering.