Baileson Brewing Co – Structural Stout
Another month, another hard choice. Over the last month, I had three or four beers that I was convinced were going to be my Houston Beer of the Month while I was enjoying them. I think I could have picked any one of those and been satisfied with my choice, but I kept coming back to Structural Stout. I’ve had the beer before, but I’m not sure if the coffee used was always the same or how fresh the beer was last time, but it really struck me this time as an almost flawlessly executed beer.
Structural Stout is a breakfast stout brewed with flaked oats, Belgian chocolate malt, British Black Patent Malt, double-roasted barley, and coffee from House of Coffee Beans, one of Baileson’s neighbors. This beer is pretty coffee forward, but it’s also nicely balanced. As the beer warms, the chocolate malt and the coffee get even better. I’d love to see this Barrel Aged Structural Stout at some point in the future, that would be awesome.