Like a bat out of hell, this beer’s gone when the morning comes.
The perfect beer for halloween, this oaty pale was a bit of a disappointment. In many ways, just the perfect halloween beer for 2020: promises a lot, light on the delivery.
It’s a reasonable pale ale, but it’s neither trick nor treat. It’s the ‘or’.
Bat Oat of Hell: Taste Test
There’s a citrusy aroma to the beer and it pours a beautiful orange colour that’s full of haze, it looks amazing and smells like it should be packed with citrusy flavour.
The flavour is very hop-forward, with an undertone of citrus that’s too subtle to really push the hops out of the way, meaning it’s a little light of flavour.
It does have a lovely depth due to the oats and the grains give it a lot of body, but there’s a very dry aftertaste of hops which embitters it a little; and without the strength of flavour to balance it it ends up being a little plain.
Bat Oat of Hell: Can Notes
The can is brilliant. Very halloween-y. A winged skull featuring a vivid red ‘I want to speak to the manager haircut’ is the best way to stand out on the shelf.
With hops for eyes and the name in a strong, white font that’s straight out of the insert of a Meatloaf album, it’s a real winner in the design department.
Extra points for the name, which is nothing short of exceptional.
Buy Bat Oat of Hell Pale Ale
The Weird Beard Brew Co shop is the place to start, but you can also get it on Hoppily.co.uk where it’s just £3.50 for a 330ml bottle.