Black Angus Oatmeal Stout - Lafayette Brewing Co.
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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
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
(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.
11-30-2009 23:04:28 | More by rhoadsrage
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
Their website lists this beer as the 1998 World Beer Championships Silver Medal winner and it is a quality brew. Pours a deep black with a small tan head that disappears very quickly. Smell is a massive amount of roasted malts with slight hints of coffee. This beer has a nice roasted oat flavor but with a tad more spice than the oatmeal stout offering from Samuel Smith. The hops really come through as this beer warms, but there is never a note of any alcohol present. Mouthfeel is outstanding, this beer is very smooth. I always enjoy having a couple pints of this.
03-25-2004 00:37:08 | More by soper2000
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
Presentation: I moved away from West Lafayette just as LBC started to bottle. I was back in town for the Winter Warmer and picking up a six pack of each of their bottled beers was a priority. How good to be drinking LBC again. Very simple label depicts some grains with LBC's symbol superimposed.
Appearance: Pours with very little head, maybe 1/8 inch. This quickly settles into next to nothing, just a few tan bubbles. The beer itself is dark and opaque with hints of mahogany around the edges.
Smell: Smells of roasted barley and bitter chocolate. Wonderful aroma, big and malty.
Taste: A nice smooth, yet full flavored beer. A solid body of raosted barley bitterness throughout. On top of this is some hops bitterness and a slight sweetness from the oats. Long, lingering flavor.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is low, as I would expect for a stout. Body is average +.
Drinkability: I admittedly have a soft spot for this beer from one of my old hangouts, but I think this is a solid stout with a nice blend of appropriate flavors.
02-13-2008 01:18:11 | More by beveritt
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
04-21-2008 04:25:23 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
01-10-2010 20:28:48 | More by akorsak
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
3.93/5 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
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
Had this on draft on a recent road trip. Served in a pub pint glass.
Appears a very dark brown with a good one inch head on top. Looks good.
Smell is roasted oats and malts.
Taste is roasted oats with some molasses. Mouthfeel is really thick/creamy and smooth. Little to no carbonation to speak of.
This is a good offering and a very good representation of the style. It goes down very easy and with no signs of the alcohol content. Which makes this a very sessionable beer.
12-29-2006 01:42:02 | More by FtownThrowDown
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
3.78/5 rDev +5%
Thanks to Oribtalr0x for this bottle. Poured into pizza port pint glass. Poured black coffee color with thin tan head that disappered quickly. Coffee and Chocolate on the nose. Taste is slight bitter coffee followed by a burnt malt flavor. Mouthfeel is fullbody and smooth with low carbonation level. A very drinkable oatmeal stout.
01-20-2008 22:24:05 | More by sfoley333
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
11-24-2009 05:01:10 | More by DefenCorps
2.95/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
12-12-2009 21:50:28 | More by bamadog
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
2.73/5 rDev -24.2%
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.
01-24-2010 02:13:22 | More by Brettster
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
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
2.28/5 rDev -36.7%
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.
12-30-2009 03:45:25 | More by manahansf
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
Black Angus Oatmeal Stout from Lafayette Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.