I recently brewed and bottled a Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. After only one week in the bottle, I think it tastes great. I think it will be even better with a few weeks to condition.
I'm thinking about sending this off to one of the AHA competitions occurring in mid-December. This would be my first competition, so I'm not sure what category to use for this beer.
Should I enter it as an Oatmeal Stout (13C) or as a Specialty Beer (23)? The recipe makes use of vanilla and cocoa powder. Would this cause it to be judged "out of style" in category 13C?