Not too long ago, it seemed you couldn't go a week without Mornington Peninsula sending another quality treat our way: IPA, Double IPA, Falconer's Amber and so on. Having given us just about enough time to catch our breath, they're back with an Oatmeal Stout. Resisting the temptation to go BIIIIG as many Aussie micros have done this winter, the aim instead has been to create a smooth, luscious beer. The man behind it tells us it's "deep, dark brown in colour, pouring with a tan head", has "lightly sweet aromas of banana esters from the yeast, cocoa beans and a rich, smooth palate". The 20% oatmeal beefs up the mouthfeel, while he says to expect "full-bodied, malty, sweet notes, some vanilla through the palate, all finishing with a mild roasty flavour". Sounds delectable.