Black Angus Oatmeal Stout - Lafayette Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
06-28-2013 05:04:07 | More by Jason417
3.5/5 rDev -2.8%
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!
08-28-2012 19:44:44 | More by BeerLover99
2.88/5 rDev -20%
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
02-15-2012 02:07:45 | More by wisrarebeer
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
01-24-2012 04:25:40 | More by metter98
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
01-23-2012 23:02:44 | More by dbrauneis
3.38/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
12-28-2011 02:11:35 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
4.18/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
10-23-2011 18:22:00 | More by boilermakerbrew
3.38/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
09-12-2011 22:33:57 | More by Badbobx
4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
04-28-2011 12:26:42 | More by roadhouse
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
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)
03-14-2011 14:05:57 | More by JamesS
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
10-06-2010 02:45:10 | More by alleykatking
4/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
06-07-2010 03:33:51 | More by Mora2000
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
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
04-25-2010 16:14:05 | More by jwhawkins81
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
02-27-2010 23:38:59 | More by paco1029384756
Black Angus Oatmeal Stout from Lafayette Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.