Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Lefty's Brewing Company

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Chocolate Oatmeal StoutChocolate Oatmeal Stout
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Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ppoitras on 08-27-2010

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by RyanLigeia:
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3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- 3.5 Dark opaque brown almost black but glows brown at the edges when held to the light. Huge khaki head that disappears somewhat quickly unfortunately.

Smell- 3 Sorta weak but Im getting bitter chocolate and malts.

Taste- 4.5 A mellow chocolate/caramel taste, reminds me of a more robust brown ale. You can taste the malts, in the truest sense of the word, and I like that.

MF- 3.5 Pretty high level of carbonation for a stout but still full bodied as a stout should be.

Overall- 4 Lefty's has succeeded again in their efforts to make a highly drinkable fairly priced (4 and some change) beer. I would recommend this one to beginners for sure OR to some veterans that like to have a few moderately priced "plan B's" on deck at all times.

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Photo of amesfan
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of DrewBest
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of CoffeePorter
3.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pitch black with minimum white lacing around the glass.
Smells of banana, mild coffee and chocolate.
Tastes watery with mild notes of coffee and chocolate. I tasted banana as well.
Mild bitterness and mild carbonation.

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Photo of blknikon
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mlefebvre7
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of oshkoshthejosh
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Taylor's Tavern in Greenfield.
A- 3.75 It had a nice black color that was maybe not as dark through as I might like but it didn't look too thin. The head subsided rather quickly but wasn't all too big to begin with, good pour.

S- 3.00 I could smell a little bit of chocolate but not a whole lot, the smell might have been the weaker part of the beer.

T- 3.75 The taste definitely was better than the smell, lots of chocolate and that fantastic oatmeal stout taste. The flavor was present and accounted for. It might not be the best I've had since the booziness of the beer came through a bit but it was really tasty.

M- 3.5 The mouthfeel was great and full but as others have mentioned the carbonation was more present than I was expecting. I can forgive that though since it's not a real problem for me and the mouthfeel is definitely pretty good for a stout but short of outstanding.

O- 3.5 It's not the best stout that I've had but it's local and far from bad. I'd definitely buy it again and would recommend it to others even if it isn't my top pick.

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of ppoitras
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at Ryan & Casey Liquors, Greenfield, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear reddish brown brew. Head falls gradually, with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate with an underlying fruitiness.

Taste begins with chalky chocolate flavor, a quick tartness in the middle, and a more full chocolate flavor to close, with balancing hop character. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good as well. This one doesn't quite come together as well as I would hope, but overall, not a bad brew.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a jet black color from the 22oz. bottle into pint glass with a half inch tan head that settles out to a layer of bubbles quickly.
S: Roasted and charred grains without as much depth as I was hoping. Semi-sweet chocolate aroma comes through with some notes of raisins and dried plums. Hops are not detectable in the aroma.
T: Some bitter roasted and burnt malt flavors meet up with a semi-sweet chocolate flavor. It is not such a clean and discernible chocolate flavor. The use of cocoa powder makes it a bit chalky. The sweet and bitter are in balance though. Also some dark fruity esters pull up the sweetness a bit. Hops bring the bitterness into balance but are hard to get a read on their flavor with all the roasted flavors.
M: Full body with light but ample carbonation. Some noticeable alcohol burn is a bit much for this style.
O: It is a decent beer that gets better as it warms up and can satisfy a malt lover but I question if it will satisfy one who loves good chocolate because the chocolate flavor is a bit chalky and not to the level it could be for a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. It is enjoyable to drink in fulfilling my Stout desire but I would not buy it again.

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Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.84/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out a little weak. A small amount of head that dissipates quickly but leaves a thin layer across the top. A very dark brown with a deep red hue.

A bunch of chocolate and milky sweetness (but not milk chocolate) A small amount of dark fruity hops.

Tastes of very dark fruity chocolate. I can't put my finger on the fruitiness but there is more than just a chocolate sweetness here. A medium dark roast middle that finishes with a light bitterness and astringency that gets stronger the longer you wait between sips.

Thick body. A light milky texture. This would be good on a nitro-tap for sure.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Im sampling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a dark cocoa brown color with no light passing through the glass. A creamy tan foam of about 2 cm rises up with a gentle pour. This foam recedes slowly to a sturdy surface layer and sticky edge of foam. Some sticky lattice clings to the glass after each sip creating some strings of slowly sliding bubbles.
Aroma is fairly subdued but there is some roasted malt and a bit of sweet chocolate. No hops or booze detected and definitely not very complex.
First sip reveals a very fine carbonation and average body. The texture is smooth and silky, but i general I thought the beer would have a little more umph to the body.
The flavor is all malt with some chocolate and a little brown sugar, I also get hints of roasted malt. No hops and no booze anywhere in this beer.
IN general this beer is less robust than I had hoped it would be and I admit to being a little disappointed with the brew. That being said, the beer isnt flawed or bad, it just leaves me desiring more from the flavor and body.

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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Bob6518
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of bernie879
4.27/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found at Stan's in Athol. Kinda stood out and thought I would give it a shot at $5.

Poured into a a pint glass. Very dark brown, nearly black with a 2.5cm tan head. Dissipated quicker than I would have liked to see and had littl lacing.

Aroma-Chocolate notes were definatly there in this rich smelling beer. Also noticed a sort of chaulkiness that may have been attributable to the oats. It should be clear this chaulk note added a pleasant balance which sweetend out the chocolate.

Mouthfeel-Very smooth, medium-full body with a nice little touch of carbonation that keeps the beer from being to slicky.

Taste-The chocolate comes out even more in this beer and the chaulky note becomes more of a roasted character which again balances out the beer really nicely. There also seems to be some sort of fruitiness hiding out in the beer which is so subtle, yet a great touch.

Overall-This was a nice suprise, I would definatly recomend the beer and look forward to trying more from Lefty's Brewing Co. For those i the area that come across it give it a try.

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Photo of jhb138
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of tb4475
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jbertsch
2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is supposed to be 7.2% but it drinks almost like a session ale.

Looks ok. Black or dark beown in color with a mocha color head that is unfortunately a bit fizzy for what i want in an oatmeal stout.

Aroma is some dark malts and moderate bakers chocolate.

Taste falls flat. It should have more depth and body from the oats. Very one dimensional in just offering some simple chcolate malt presence. Thin and mild tasting.

Mouthfeel is thin and a touch fizzy.

Overall this beer drinks like a chcolate session beer but it should taste like its ABV. Uninspired. I ended up pouring half the bottle out as I lost interest and felt it wasn't worth it.

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Photo of rudzud
3.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up on a whim from Russell's in Amherst from a brewery I'd never heard of. Like the other offering I had, it was nothing special.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a thick rich deep dark brown with a one finger light tan head that slowly faded to leave a mocha halo and thin cloud.

S - Light chocolate and roasted malts. Its all very light though and subtle. Really should be more assertive. Then, as the beer really warms up it gets more intense and smells more like flour and chocolate, yep, chocolate cake. Light nutty aromas too

T - Similar to the nose with roasty sweet dark malts and some light oat flavours. There is some light subtle chocolate notes and the ABV is slightly noticeable too.

M - Overall it is a bit thin. Not quite as thick and creamy of a stout as I would like.

D - This stuff is big time drinkable. For the ABV it goes down gulps at a time. Probably due to the thin, slightly watery mouthfeel. Still cant believe how this smell went from lackluster to wow with some warming. I never listen to brewers "keep refridgerated" labels, but this sucker around 60 degrees really opened up on the nose.

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Photo of MattXT
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.82/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

a: Very dark clear ruby with a two inch thick tan head which receded to rocky surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Mildly of alcohol.

t: Chocolate up front followed by a moderate hop bite. Bitterness initially lingers on the sides of the tongue. Slight wateriness. Later alcohol becomes more prominent.

m: Light to medium with smoothness but watery notes, some carbonation tingle.

o: A lightweight for a stout. The chocolate flavor boosts it somewhat. Drinkable but lacking heft. Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout is worlds better.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Lefty's Brewing Company
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