Black Angus Oatmeal Stout - Lafayette Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lafayette Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: soper2000 on 03-25-2004

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Photo of Jason417
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a sentimental favorite for me. Like most of the brews at LBC, this beer is typically served at the perfect temperature and should be enjoyed right away.

This is the Oatmeal Stout that I compare against all others. In my judgement, it has the perfect blend of Oat, chocolate, and malt flavors. The beer is a wonderful deep brown color, almost black, and the stillness of the brew certainly sets it apart from the typical over-carbonated tap beer. The only criticism I have is that the beer can have a salty aftertaste.

I have been to this brewpub over 100 times, and I never come without drinking this beer. If I am ever even close to Lafayette, I pack a growler. I have made special occasional pilgrimages to LBC with the goal of having a Stout. Occasionally, it will be available cask conditioned, a rare treat worthy of keeping them in your contact list. (873 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Near black body, trace khaki head, light lacing.

S: light roasted nut, chocolate, caramel, mild coffee

T: mild chocolate, roasted nut, caramel, coffee, malt,
light burnt finish

M: med/light body, smooth body

O: Solid, fine rep of style and nice sessionable
brew for autumn and winter nights in Great Lakes.

NICE, NOT MUST HAVE! (335 characters)

Photo of wisrarebeer
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub in a sampler glass.

A: dark, jet-black color, no head
S: milder roasted malt nose, on the sweeter side for a stout
T: nice balance of roasted malt and hops but lacked character
M: decent beer but lack character overall for an oatmeal stout (262 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark amber in color. It poured with a finger high dark beige head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Hints of dark malts and chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste has light flavors of semisweet chocolate and hints of cocoa nibs.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth with hints of creaminess on the palate. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a pleasant smoothness. (500 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours extremely dark amber in color just on the border of black with a finger high tan head with lots of tiny bubbles in it. The beer has good head retention and some lacing on the glass.

S: This beer has aromas of toasted malts, dark malts, and a hint of chocolate.

T: The flavor of this beer is very light but includes semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa nibs.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth with light carbonation and hints of creaminess.

O: Very drinkable but the flavors were a little on the light side for my palate, overall a pleasant experience. (557 characters)

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours very dark, almost black. It's not quite as viscous as heavier stouts but is still reasonably thick. Head is essentially nonexistent with the exception of a handful of tan bubbles on the surface.

S: Aroma is faint with dark roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and a bit of smokiness, not strong by any means.

T/M: It's lowly carbonated with an initial malt sweetness, hints of chocolate and a faint bitterness possibly from residual hoppiness. Oats don't lend nearly as smooth a texture as it wants to be but it definitely has an impact on the low carbonation.

A decent effort all around but not groundbreaking.

TheBeerAlmanac.com (670 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this with dinner a few nights ago at LBC.

Came to me with a small, foamy, chocolate brown head. Laced very well. Smelled of the traditional stout coffee and chocolate aromas, more coffee than chocolate on the nose.

The taste was pretty complex. I remember coffee and burnt malts off the bat. Then came a bit of sweetness, and chocolate undertones. A little bit of a hop profile right at the end, but finished with the coffee and burnt flavors coming back. Very little carbonation in this one. Felt almost milky in your mouth, a little more than stouts I have had.

Overall, I really liked this one. Next time I go to LBC I'll probably try a few others, but probably come back to this one in the end. (705 characters)

Photo of Badbobx
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A- The head was thick and lasting with bold lacing. The color is a dark brown.
S- The aroma was understated. I think that this is about 5 degs too cool. I picked up some roasted malts.
T- The taste was good. I like oatmeal stouts and this is a good example. The smooth taste of roasted malt and the creamy edge of oats are blended well.
M- There was a nice thick mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation, but otherwise good.
O- This is a very enjoyable stout. I will drink this again, perhaps at a higher temp. (557 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours up black with no light shining through. A one inch tan head on top, which dissipates to a skim.

Aroma is bitter, a bit of smoke notes, coffee, chocolate, and cream.

Taste is mildly sweet at first before it is taken over by chocolate notes, then coffee, then a bit of earthy hops in the finish with a lingering roast bitterness.

Mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy, medium body.

Overall I like this a lot. My second beer from them and it's another good one. I will probably get this again. (531 characters)

Photo of JamesS
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured an excellent deep brown/black, with excellent head and some very nice lacing. Nice deep roasted scent with a nice oatmeal sweetness in the nose. Excellent roasted grain flavors, with a slight chocolate flavor and a wonderful oatmeal thickness and sweetness. Goes down extremely smooth. This is an excellent oatmeal stout. (On tap at LBC) (344 characters)

Photo of alleykatking
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap....

A- Poured a deep dark brown almost black color. Half finger tan head comes and goes rather quickly. Some light spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Roasted malts and a light coffee aroma make up most of the nose. Some light anise in the middle lingers for a bit before a smoked meat aroma hints toward the ending. The aroma although sounds kind of weird actually works well together.

T- Roasted malts in the front of the beer are nice. A nice cold coffee tastes stands with this one. The middle has a darker fruit and anise flavor that balances the front roasted part. Smokey flavors in the ending of this beer tie everything together just like in the aroma.

M- Medium light mouthfeel. Carbonation a little on the weak side. Roasted malts left on the palate. A roasted smokey flavor is left in the aftertaste. Alcohol has a light drying effect on the palate. This seemed a little watery at times in the mouth. Flavors were balanced pretty well for the most part.

D- This was a good drinking stout. Nothing really standout about but a good drinking beer. I would have a couple of these before going onto something else. First beer I have had from this brewery and to be honest I was a little impressed with them. (1,243 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a very small tan head. The aroma is pretty heavy on the coffee but also has some chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and tobacco. Medium-thick, slightly creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. (320 characters)

Photo of jwhawkins81
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma - Sweet and roasty with just a hint of alcohol in the nose too

Appearance - Dark brown with just a thin creamy head

Taste - Fruity sweet with a decent level of roasted flavor. Just a basic smooth oatmeal stout.

Notes - Unfortunately I found the mouthfeel a little thin for what I consider is appropriate for the style (326 characters)

Photo of paco1029384756
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to heliosphann.

Pours nearly black with one finger of light tan head.

Scent of anise, chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of smoke. A good scent, but it could stand to be a bit more robust.

Taste of roasted malts, anise, a hint of chocolate, some smoke, and some ink. As with the scent, there is something about this that is slightly off, but it is still a solid beer.

Mouthfeel is is medium bodied and oily with good carbonation. (448 characters)

Photo of Brettster
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle to a glass. It poured a thick black. Produced a very short tan head that faded fast to a thin lacing around the glass. This stout smells very smooth, creamy, with a hint of alcohol. This does not remind me of an oatmeal stout. It lacks the smooth mouthfeel. More of a bitter taste and watery mouthfeel. (323 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Heliosphann for this 12 oz bottle. My tour of Indiana beer continues...

A: The oatmeal stout is appropriately black, a moonless midnight color that sits still in the glass. Atop it, a white head stands in stark contrast to the dark body.

S: The nose has a lactic aroma, smooth and creamy. The stout side isn't a pushover though, adding roasted coffee and chocolate just behind the lactose and oatmeal.

T: Funny, this doesn't seem like an oatmeal stout. The stout part, check. But the lactic, oatmeal smoothness? Not so much. There is, however, a bit of a smoky flavor running alongside the stout. The stout aspect, disregarding the smoke, seems thin.

M: The mouthfeel never quite gets going. THe smoothness of the oatmeal never really comes through. Instead a thin stout body and hint of smoke struggles to make up for its absence.

D: I don't have a problem with the drinkability; I'd just like a little more oatmeal stout. (938 characters)

Photo of backfat
2.06/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

i dont get this one. i work at a liquor store in the same town this beer is brewed and more than once, people have returned a five pack stating 'there's something not quite right about this beer'. claiming on tap is delicious. im not sure if they don't have the bottling process down yet or it's just bad. well, we had an indiana beer tasting the other night which i was very excited for, FFF, backroad, oaken barrel, and of course, the lafayette brewing company. this was a pour out. usually there's one guy in the room claiming 'i don't know about you guys, but i like it.' not on this night. i heard claims of dirty river water and smells of sour malt. not good. i enjoy the brew co. there food is great and i know from experience that the beer has potential. so im at a loss on this bad boy. (795 characters)

Photo of manahansf
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown clear brew with virtually no head. What head is there is lacy and tan. There is a light aroma of sweet malts. The flavor is also very sweet and malty with a very light body and low carbonation. The finish is quick and ends with a sweet watery end. (266 characters)

Photo of bamadog
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Beerman207 for this offering. Pour is from the bottle to a snifter and from notes taken on 12/10/2009.

Appearance: Pour is a dark brown, near black; no head whatsoever, just a thin, light tan ring around the surface; spotty and loose oily lacing here and there; body is entirely opaque.

Smell: Deep roasted malts; very oaty and raw; nice coffee-esque scents.

Taste: Pretty thin, actually; fair amounts of that raw oatiness; a little bit of a bitter roastiness. Overall I'm pretty much unimpressed.

Mouthfeel: Nearly flat, which isn't necessarily bad in some offerings, but in this one it's just bad; body is isn't really "thin," per se, but it's not really thick like I'd expect from a nice stout; a light coating, but overall the finish is strangely clean.

Drinkability: Low, not really a decent offering or something I would ever seek out again. I guess they can't all be winners. (897 characters)

Photo of unclejimbay
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Black Angus Oatmeal Stout
Lafayette Brewing Co.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 6.2% per web site

I was surprised to recieve this as an extra in a recent trade from 'kstrickler'. Thanks Kyle.
This brew currently only has 11 reviews so it is a rare find for a Fla boy here in the south!

A 4.0 - pours like 10W-30, dark brown/black/opaque in color. Small if any head, a hint of a tan collar foam ring was around for a bit.
S 4.0 - Bold dark roasted malt & expresso aromas. Hints of smokey notes are present. Subtley reminds me of peated bourbon or smoked malts.
T 3.5 - Tastes as it smells with strong roasted/toasted notes on palate. Not as much oat character as I expected.
MF 3.0 - low carbonation & full body as appropriatte for stout. Less oat "smoothness" I had hoped for, a dry stout for sure.
D 2.0 - This is a big bold stout for sure. If you like smoked malts, scotch, or roasted dry stouts this one is for you. The smokey hints were a bit of a turn off for me, and I personally was hoping for more oat character. A fine stout for sure, but it is not my preference, but glad I tried this rare trade/extra. (1,109 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Poured in a nonic)
A- The jet black inky body had a few swirling tan bubbles as the head no matter how rigorous the pour. There was a gentle carbonation of bubbles popping at the surface.
S- This beer has a dark rich roasted black malt aroma with a pleasant farm animal hint but otherwise pretty clean.
T- The inky roasted black malt flavor is a bit more dry than sweet and has a faint barnyard and raw roasted grain note to it. There is a slightly sweet maduro tobacco note that is then followed by a light roasted inky bitterness in the finish.
M- This beer has a slippery mouthfeel that is medium and no alcohol heat.
D- This beer is a nice full stout with some unique farm notes that are soft but very complimentary to the grain bill. A little more aroma and head would really make this a great beer. It already is delicious. (835 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra in a recent trade with Heliosphann. Thanks, Scott!

A really hard pour results in a black beer with brown highlights capped by a thin, light-brown head. It looks rather low in carbonation, though the disk that forms quickly hangs around a bit. OK.

The nose is interesting. The oatmeal is definitely present, thick and wholesome, but there's a lot of off-flavors I'm picking up - metallic with some oxidation with raisin and soy.Mildly nutty, though there's some nut skin aroma. The metallic character disappears once it's had a few minutes to breathe. Milk chocolate and roasted barley are also present.

Opens with a lot of roasted barley character, lending plenty of bitterness and a mild astringency as well. Solid flavor of oatmeal (Is it a COOKIE?) dominate the mid-palate, and the mild oxidation appears towards the finish, with some fruity character. The finish is long and bitter, with dark malt and a mild astringent character. Medium in body with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is quite excellent until the bitterness takes away from the experience. Carbonation is on the lower side too, but is quite appropriate. Still, a great beer, one that would be quite wonderful on cask. (1,209 characters)

Photo of beerman207
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Black with zero head or carbonation coming from the bottle. It could be that I got a bad bottle but in any event this was pretty terrible in terms of presentation

S: Smell was of burnt chocolate and some nice expresso tones

T: The taste was good I just wish it had better carbonation. I could pick up the expresso and the chocolate really well. There was a nice bitter finish as well.

M: The lack of carbonation kills it.

D: I don't believe I will be trying another one of these unless the bottle I hooked Bamadog turns out to be better than this one. (558 characters)

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is dark brown with ok carbonation. The head is close to 2 fingers tan and leaves some lace.

The smell is a nice roasty malt, mild notes of coffee and chocolate.

The taste follows, I like these stouts that are all about the roasted malt. Notes of bitter chacolate are well as dark roasted coffee. Not a lot of hops present.

The mouthfeel is good, nice body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good I would be glad to enjoy this brew again.

Prosit, MK (515 characters)

Photo of TheBierBand
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served up in a pint glass with a 1/2" head of beige foam. The beer was ebony in color... some spotty lace on the glass as I drank.

Nose: Roasted malt, sweet caramel, dark chocolate.

Taste: same as nose.

MF: Smooth and creamy. Low carbonation.

Drink: Easy to drink... solid offering. (286 characters)

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Black Angus Oatmeal Stout from Lafayette Brewing Co.
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