Here’s another offering from 405 Brewing that I picked up at their 04/05 celebration. It’s Blueprint, a foreign export stout and a brew that I have not had before from 405. Apparently named Blueprint because it was originally brewed while listening to Jay-Z. 99 problems but a pitch ain’t one?

Company: 405 Brewing Company

Location: Norman, OK

ABV: 7.7%

Style/Description: Foreign Export Stout

Price: $5 for a draft, $8 for a 32oz growler

Appearance: Almost opaque dark brown pout, light tan head and slight lace.

Nose: Sweet roasty aroma, with light chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Very nice roasted malt flavor, with mild espresso and dark chocolate. Lightly bitter, and with slightly buttery, biscuity flavors. Light body and crisp carbonation.

Finish: Clean dry finish, hints of chocolate remain.

Overall: Another enjoyable beer from the 405 gentlemen. I was intrigued and glad to see a Foreign Export stout, as I feel that medium alcohol stouts often get lost in the craft beer world.  This one was pack a bit of a punch for the style, however, at 7.7%. It’s taproom only, so if you needed another reason to buy growlers in Norman, here it is.

Rating: 3.5/5

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