Black Angus Oatmeal Stout - Lafayette Brewing Co.
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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
3.2/5 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
2.05/5 rDev -43.1%
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.
01-08-2010 14:27:45 | More by backfat
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
2.95/5 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
3.28/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
12-02-2009 16:20:52 | More by unclejimbay
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
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
3.5/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
09-16-2009 00:42:16 | More by beerman207
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
4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
04-11-2008 03:50:30 | More by TheBierBand
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
3.78/5 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
3.53/5 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
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
Black Angus Oatmeal Stout from Lafayette Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.