No. 06 Oatmeal Stout | Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
37 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
lbbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Full-bodied stout with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. True “Liquid Bread”and a meal in itself.

Added by Quaffer on 10-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rich oat and coffee roast aroma. Flavor is roasty and oaty, with a coffee bitter finish. They really nail the oat presence, and the roast is nicely done.

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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler dated 1/8/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance - very dark, but not completely black, almost like a cup of coffee with milk. Thin tan head that leaves scattered lacing along the back of the glass.
Smell - subtle chocolate milk and mild coffee notes.
Taste - this reminds me of a glass of chocolate milk blended with a roasted, malty stout; there's hints of vanilla after it sits.
Feel - medium body; creamy and silky; easy drinker!
Overall - very tasty, smooth, creamy, well crafted stout!

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

77th review on BA
Growler to pint

App- Poured the brown of a watered down soda without a big head but I expected that after driving from KS to CA with it.

Smell- I got some chocolate milk scent mixed with beer. I liked the smell.

Taste- An incredibly smooth stout. Some big flavors that are very well done but don't come across too strong.

Mouth- A medium carb. with a great finish. I can see why it's an award winner.

Drink- A very good beer all around. Very easy to drink. 64oz came and went very quickly.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Gella's diner on-tap. Pours a very dark creamy beer, but with very little head and not that much lacing on the way down.

Smells oatmeal stoutish - roasted malts, mostly. Not as strong as some.

Very, very good taste. This is the beer's strong point. The perfect blend of caramel sweetness balanced by roasted malts.

Creamy. Full bodied without being chunky. Extremely drinkable.

Stouts aren't my favorite session beers. This is an exception. I could have several.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub in August 2009.

Pours a very dark brown color, appearing black unless it's held up to the light. The tan head has pretty good retention, but doesn't stick around for all that long. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of light toffee and caramel. Really nice and complex. The taste is pretty nice with some roast and coffee plus chocolate. The mouthfeel is what really helps the taste out; nice and creamy. Overall, by far their best beer and one that I enjoyed quite a bit.

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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill poured into a FW snifter.

Growler filled on 12/20/12, consumed with the BIL's while smoking a prime rib for Christmas dinner. A difficult task in the 10 degree weather.

An aggressive pour yields a 1.5 finger head. It recedes to a thin collar with some soapy spots forming along the surface. Color is a cloudy brown, deep mahogany on the edges.

Smell is full of deep chocolate, some toffee, and coconut. There's a nutty earthiness and some roast. It finishes with a hint of sweet vanilla.

Taste is deep roasted coffee and chocolate. There's a nice bit of bitterness that is balanced by the same sweet finish found on the nose. A nice overall flavor that I am really enjoying sip after sip.

This beer feels like an imperial. Definitely the most impressive part of this Oatmeal Stout. It's chewy and runs amok across the palate. Well done.

Overall, I am impressed by this offering. This was my first brew from LB, but I look forward to trying more.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Almost black, thick tan head, showy lacing

SMELL: Caramel, dark berries, creamed dark roast coffee, mild chocolate

TASTE: Very creamy, silky fullish body, brown bread, oat sweetness, black berries, loaf of bread, balanced hops, mild bitterness, carob, chicory bite, semi-sweet finish

Bordering on the sublime, the richness and full flavor does not get in the way of quaffing this one back. Oats play well, perhaps the perfect amount as they don’t weight down the beer but you know it is there. Easily makes drinking beer fun, excellent job.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my pint arrives black, with a tall beige foamy head. After quickly receding, I am pleasantly surprised by the staying power of the final quarter inch of creamy cap.

Nose features coffee, but it is rather mild and not overly roasted. Chocolate follows in cocoa powder form, and there is a nice toffee background.

Flavor follows aroma but in amped up fashion. This is a rich brew. I'd like to session it but I generally feel pretty full after a couple. Body feels quite full, with a nice creaminess. Carbonation has been a little hit and miss - sometimes spot on, sometimes a bit prickly.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, delicious beer. In addition to the chocolate and toffee I get a hint of liquorice, balancing hop bitterness plus a bit of bitter char. In addition to the moderately bitter finale the finish is slightly sweet and dry.

as mentioned, it isn't quite as drinkable for me as I'd like. Then again, as I'm always on a road trip when coming here, I suppose that's a good thing. Very good beer, highly recommended.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A hard pour from the growler reveals a modest bubble show that creates an inch of tan foam - I know this would have been more impressive at the brewery; the liquid is coffee colored with tawny highlights at the edge

Smell: Caramel and chocolate

Taste: Caramel and chocolate, with vanilla building and a hint of dark fruit; some earthy hop bitterness in the back end and, perhaps, a little coffee in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; rather creamy

Overall: A very nice oatmeal stout, with rich flavor and a very nice mouthfeel

Thanks, SDDLSK, for the opportunity

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4.21 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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