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No. 06 Oatmeal Stout - Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.

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No. 06 Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

27 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full-bodied stout with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. True “Liquid Bread”and a meal in itself.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-06-2005)
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eclaycamp

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Oatmeal Stout offered by Liberty Brewing of Hays, Kansas, is arguably their flagship beer. I had a chance recently to stop by Gellas / LB and came away thoroughly impressed, particularly with their stouts. I picked up growlers of both the Liberty Stout (a delicious American Stout) and the Oatmeal Stout, which I'm preparing to sample now. In many ways I'll be comparing this to the aforementioned Liberty Stout, which I had earlier today and really enjoyed.

This one pours dark, though when comparing it side by side next to the Liberty it is browner and thinner in appearance. A beige tan head caps the brew, with some nice silky lacing. The aroma is more subdued as well, and less pronounced. Mouthfeel is appropriately slick for the style, with medium bitterness and little in the way of carbonation.

The taste is subdued as well, but I like it. There's nothing bold about the beer, but that's a good thing. Roasted walnut is up front, with some light sweetness in the middle and earthy bitterness in the finish. Yum. It's really easy drinking. I'm halfway into this review and about halfway through my glass. The oatmeal is there, in the middle, and I know it's adding to the body of the beer. This is a light and refreshing take on the style, if that's possible. I want to use the usual descriptors when talking about this beer (toasty, chocolate, etc.), but they aren't really present in this brew. It's more mild, roasted, and smooth. For some reason I think of malt-o-meal, which I haven't had in ages. Maybe it's the whole oatmeal-breakfast thing that's taking me there.

In terms of oatmeal stouts this one is up there with Samuel Smith's, Free State's, and uh yeah, that's about it. Probably top 3 for me, which is pretty impressive for a brewery out in the middle of nowhere, Kansas. It's crazy to think that this brewery is pumping out great beer like this. I'll be going back, for sure.

Serving type: growler

09-26-2010 22:44:50 | More by eclaycamp
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From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Almost black, thick tan head, showy lacing

SMELL: Caramel, dark berries, creamed dark roast coffee, mild chocolate

TASTE: Very creamy, silky fullish body, brown bread, oat sweetness, black berries, loaf of bread, balanced hops, mild bitterness, carob, chicory bite, semi-sweet finish

Bordering on the sublime, the richness and full flavor does not get in the way of quaffing this one back. Oats play well, perhaps the perfect amount as they don’t weight down the beer but you know it is there. Easily makes drinking beer fun, excellent job.

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Growler fill poured into a FW snifter.

Growler filled on 12/20/12, consumed with the BIL's while smoking a prime rib for Christmas dinner. A difficult task in the 10 degree weather.

An aggressive pour yields a 1.5 finger head. It recedes to a thin collar with some soapy spots forming along the surface. Color is a cloudy brown, deep mahogany on the edges.

Smell is full of deep chocolate, some toffee, and coconut. There's a nutty earthiness and some roast. It finishes with a hint of sweet vanilla.

Taste is deep roasted coffee and chocolate. There's a nice bit of bitterness that is balanced by the same sweet finish found on the nose. A nice overall flavor that I am really enjoying sip after sip.

This beer feels like an imperial. Definitely the most impressive part of this Oatmeal Stout. It's chewy and runs amok across the palate. Well done.

Overall, I am impressed by this offering. This was my first brew from LB, but I look forward to trying more.

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12-25-2012 19:21:07 | More by FishPondManager
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers of tan head, pitch black colored body.
Great smell of coffee and chocolate and roasted malt.
Taste has a fair bitter element to it, with a creamy background, bits of chocolate and coffee too.
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried this at Gellas and bought a growler to take all the way back to TX.

Nice dark appearance. Nice head on it on tap at the brewery.

Smell was nice too, you can smell the roasted malts.

Taste was where this one stands out. Incredible. Roasted, chocolately but not heavy. Perfect balance of flavors. Refreshing yet "stout" as well.

Decent mouthfeel, not too watery or too heavy.

If I lived near this place, which I just happened upon travelling to SD, I would be there all the time.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Gella's diner on-tap. Pours a very dark creamy beer, but with very little head and not that much lacing on the way down.

Smells oatmeal stoutish - roasted malts, mostly. Not as strong as some.

Very, very good taste. This is the beer's strong point. The perfect blend of caramel sweetness balanced by roasted malts.

Creamy. Full bodied without being chunky. Extremely drinkable.

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77th review on BA
Growler to pint

App- Poured the brown of a watered down soda without a big head but I expected that after driving from KS to CA with it.

Smell- I got some chocolate milk scent mixed with beer. I liked the smell.

Taste- An incredibly smooth stout. Some big flavors that are very well done but don't come across too strong.

Mouth- A medium carb. with a great finish. I can see why it's an award winner.

Drink- A very good beer all around. Very easy to drink. 64oz came and went very quickly.

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Pours a very dark brown color, appearing black unless it's held up to the light. The tan head has pretty good retention, but doesn't stick around for all that long. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of light toffee and caramel. Really nice and complex. The taste is pretty nice with some roast and coffee plus chocolate. The mouthfeel is what really helps the taste out; nice and creamy. Overall, by far their best beer and one that I enjoyed quite a bit.

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Very heavy oat smell along with a toffee, coffee and dark chocolate a good mix but weighted towards the grain.

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My pint arrived an opaque, espresso black with some ruby hues along the meniscus which were only visible when held up to sunlight. Two finger tan head dissipated after a little while to a clingy ring. Decent lacing. Aromas of chocolate malts, coffee and some caramel sweetness. The flavors were downright delicious. Brown sugar, maple, coffee, charcoal (heavily roasted malt) and hints of black licorice. Slightly tart as it warms and the hosp provide some balance. Complex and developed like the girl you had a crush on in high school. Long finish. Full bodied without being heavy, smooth and generally well thought out. Great theory and equal execution. Bravo, nowhere Kansas!

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No. 06 Oatmeal Stout from Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
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