Home to more than just the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, is also home to a farmstead brewery that has occupied 136 acres since 1997. Ommegang is known for its big Belgian beers and has earned quite a reputation over the years. Annual outturn currently runs at 35,000 barrels.
Behind door #9: Ommegang Oatmeal Stout Winter Ale, 5.3% alc., 12 oz. bottle
C: Black with a caramel colored foamy head
N: Belgian yeast twang (that beery fruitiness with sweet spice behind) with roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes around the edges
P: The Belgian yeast twang from the nose is unmistakable across the palate, some dark malt notes behind
F: Short to moderate with lingering fruitiness and some sweetness
In conclusion: Much more of a winter ale than an oatmeal stout. I think this would be disappointing coming from another distillery but Ommegang is well known for its house style and a Belgian twist isn't that much of a surprise. Still needs more Oatmeal Stout notes, though.