You can read about #2–the lighter beer in this photograph-here.
But #3, seems to have no nose to it at all. From a flavor perspective it doesn’t ring any serious bells-nothing seems off or weird. It’s a little less sweet, which I think is a good thing.
However, the mouthfeel is improved. There’s something just a little bit silkier about it, which is a nice effect. I dig on the result and I think it’s a definite plus for certain styles, especially darker ones.
Essentially, I think toasting the oats will become part of making this beer and is something I’m going to keep in mind for my future stouts. Here’s the recipe:
1 lb Toasted Oats (toasted for 15 min @ 150)
.5 lb Pils
.25 lb C60
7 lb LME
Hops and adjuncts:
1 oz Ahtanum @ 60
.5 oz Hallertauer @ 60
1/8 tsp Grains
3/4 tsp Bitter orange
1 tsp Orange peel
2.25 oz Chamomile all at 10 min
Yeast: Final use wit yeast, Wyeast 3944
Used 1/2 tsp yeast for bottling