Loup Garou - Bayou Teche Brewery

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bayou Teche Brewery visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 01-18-2014

Loup Garou is the Cajun French phrase for a werewolf and is also Bayou Teche Brewing’s limited edition, Belgian inspired Imperial Stout. Crafted with an insane amount of chocolate roasted Belgian malts, brown sugars and French hops, our stout is then aged on oak for several months. Loup Garou is just around 8% ABV and will be released in 22 oz. Belgian-style bottles and a very limited number of kegs.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of jwc215
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a well-retained brown head. Spots of lacing stick.

The smell is of robust chocolate and coffee with brown sugar accented by bourbon/oak.

The taste of rich chocolate cake (with mocha frosting) soaked in coffee/espresso and dipped in bourbon comes to mind. Bourbon notes add without overwhelming a strong stout. Alcohol warmth shows a bit in the finish (that has a touch of slightly burnt brown sugar.).

It is full-bodied and velvety.

Grab a bottle, slowly sip and relax! Rich and delicious, I love how the bourbon blends in well with the chocolate and coffee. Very well-made, this is a brewing work of art!

Photo of JamesStreet
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into chalice
A- Poured an opaque black with a really nutty brown two-finger head. Very little to no head retention or lacing on the glass
S- The woody, oakiness hit you right away. Dark chocolate, roasted maltiness also come through in the nose.
T- Get a good bit of bitter chocolate, some coffee ground taste as well as some of the nutty maltiness from the nose. Not bad at all. Little booziness, hidden well. Very little hop presence.
M- Medium bodied, with a little of the bitter chocolate on the back end.
O- Very nice stout from a brewery, imo, has their hits and misses. Surprisingly would add this to my stout rotation. Great that its local and somewhat easy to find. Good job Bayou Teche!

Photo of Mshea805
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tons of dark chocolate, heavy roasted malt flavor,some smoke, oakey, creamy full body.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: black beer capped with a dark brown foam two fingers-high; thick lace left behind

S: dark roasted malts and cocoa; wet chocolate powder and cold espresso

T: bittersweet and smooth right off the bat, with a nice chocolaty vibe and plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate flavor; espresso and coffee flavors just below

M: smooth and mellow, mildly bitter but with a little drying of oak and wood on the finish; medium-full bodied for the style; creamy

O: really nice beer - people are gonna dig this

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolaty malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of chocolate malts along with strong notes of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very chocolaty, so if you like chocolate, this is a stout for you.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of mattviator
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber
Description on bottle: Stout brewed with natural flavor, aged in wooden barrels.
Lots of dark chocolate that marries beautifully with oak. Espresso notes with roasty flavor kept low. Creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol well hidden. Not too big to be just a sipper.
Definitely the best I've tried so far from Bayou Teche. Once again, lots of chocolate. I am going buy a bunch more of these!

Photo of cbutova
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

Thanks to Dan and Emma for sharing this random find.

A- Intensely black pour to a few pint glasses. Dark tan crown to over a finger with a frothy creamy texture. Silky ring remains following pretty good retention. Sparse spotty lace.

S- Roasty decadence spills out of the glass. Intends dessert/baked good like roast grains are the bulk with notes of toast, burnt cereal grains, baking cocoa and slight hops.

T- A rich roast bomb with clean yeast and a fair dose of hops in the back end. Deep cocoa powder, heavily roast cracked grains, slight burnt, caramel and earthy hops. Very clean yeast leaving the rest to shine. Slight wood presence.

MF- Thick body with a slightly oily feel and silky creaminess. Carbonation is moderate and a roasty cocoa bitterness finishes it off.

A really nice stout. I don't get much of anything from the barrels but overall it is clean and well balanced with a great cocoa emphasis.

Photo of GregJ
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a brown head. Smells of dark chocolate, smokey, dark roast malts and molasses. Tastes of dark roast malts, dark chocolate, a little nutty, a little burnt, bourbon, and a little boozy. Medium body and carbonation. Silky feel, dark malt and chocolate aftertaste, a slight astringency and sweetness on the side of the tongue. This page also says it is currently retired, but since I bought a bottle last week I guess it is still being produced.

Photo of gcamparone
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired as an extra in a trade.

A- Oh damn.. that's oil if I've ever seen it. Pure inkjet black, thick and viscous opaque body with a small light mocha head that reduces moderately to leave no lacing.

S- coffee, root beer, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, toffee

T- Upfront is strong raw coffee beans, on the follow through is more roasty coffee flavors, chocolate, and toasted malt. Burnt flavor on the finish, which is pleasant. No oak or wood at all present, and for that -.25.

M- The downfall of this beer. Watery for a stout, could use more body. Medium-low carbonation.

Started off awesome, ended mediocre, but still enjoyed the ride.

Photo of cvm4
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours very black with an espresso head. Very impressive body for the style (non-RIS) and the head has tight carbonation bubbles.

S - Dark roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate vanilla bean and brown sugar. The oakyness of the barrel is present, but definitely not a dominate flavor.

T - Bitter dark chocolate from beginning to end. Has a smooth roasted malt profile at first with brewed coffee. The barrel comes in midway through to the end and brings in some oak and vanilla into the mix. Just like the nose, the barrel isn't the dominate part of the beer and that's okay.

M - Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. A smooth, velvety body with a wet finish.

O - I'm excited this is coming out of the next state over from me. Very impressive to say the least. It's an American Stout that really wants to be an RIS if it could.

Photo of Chico1985
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%

Thanks to Dan and Emma for sharing this bomber.

Black pour, brown head. Lots of ashy Euro-esque charcoal roast and dark chocolate. Some dark fruit, brown sugar, hops, burnt toast, almost peppery-like spice. Not overtly oaky but it seems to smooth out the beer. Decent body with lowish carbonation and not much for alcohol presence. Roast bomb, some more complexities here would've been nice, but tasty and pretty drinkable.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Black with garnet highlights. A mocha colored half finger head that dissipates fast. No lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, candied sugar, bready malts.

T: Follows nose with a hearty howl of taste. The chocolate and bready malts mingle for a robust taste that only improves as it warms.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: A terrific stout from our friends on the bayou. I look forward to trying the 2013 to see how it ages. A full moon favorite. Grab you some, cher.

Loup Garou from Bayou Teche Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.