Throughout history, breweries have made sweet stouts (Milk Stouts) using lactose, a dry stout, and an Oatmeal Stout; which lands in the middle of the flavor profile. The Stout is usually considered the first beer made from a grain bill that is used again to brew a Porter. The DuVig Oatmeal Stout is an extremely complex beer brewed with various dark grains used in proportion to create a silky smooth experience. The chocolate taste comes from chocolate malt, the roasted taste comes from roasted barley, and the hints of caramel come from crystal or caramel malts. Typically, oatmeal stouts do not specifically taste of oats. However, the oats impart the well-known smoothness.