Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Lefty's Brewing Company

Chocolate Oatmeal StoutChocolate Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.35/5
40 Ratings
Chocolate Oatmeal StoutChocolate Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
leftysbrew.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ppoitras on 08-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,932
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
40
pDev:
20.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of jlindros
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 6/10/16

Pours an off white creamy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, very dark brown with a bit of light getting through

Nose creamy dark malts, a little cocoa, creamy milk chocolate, toasted oats, a mild fusel alcohol, fudgey caramel, chewy nougat, nice but the alcohol is a bit difficult.

Taste brings more chocolate but a little fake chocolate flavoring, again that mild fusel alcohol almost rubbing alcohol, mild creamy oats and milk chocolate but very watery, cocoa, little fudgey caramel chewy nougat candy thing again. Finish little bitter, sticky little syrupy, light overall with a little watery chocolate milk and oats.

Mouth is med bod but somehow watery

Overall eh, some flavors aren't bad but it's watery and that fusel rubbing alcohol thing.

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Photo of rudzud
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up on a whim from Russell's in Amherst from a brewery I'd never heard of. Like the other offering I had, it was nothing special.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a thick rich deep dark brown with a one finger light tan head that slowly faded to leave a mocha halo and thin cloud.

S - Light chocolate and roasted malts. Its all very light though and subtle. Really should be more assertive. Then, as the beer really warms up it gets more intense and smells more like flour and chocolate, yep, chocolate cake. Light nutty aromas too

T - Similar to the nose with roasty sweet dark malts and some light oat flavours. There is some light subtle chocolate notes and the ABV is slightly noticeable too.

M - Overall it is a bit thin. Not quite as thick and creamy of a stout as I would like.

D - This stuff is big time drinkable. For the ABV it goes down gulps at a time. Probably due to the thin, slightly watery mouthfeel. Still cant believe how this smell went from lackluster to wow with some warming. I never listen to brewers "keep refridgerated" labels, but this sucker around 60 degrees really opened up on the nose.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at Ryan & Casey Liquors, Greenfield, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear reddish brown brew. Head falls gradually, with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate with an underlying fruitiness.

Taste begins with chalky chocolate flavor, a quick tartness in the middle, and a more full chocolate flavor to close, with balancing hop character. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good as well. This one doesn't quite come together as well as I would hope, but overall, not a bad brew.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Im sampling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a dark cocoa brown color with no light passing through the glass. A creamy tan foam of about 2 cm rises up with a gentle pour. This foam recedes slowly to a sturdy surface layer and sticky edge of foam. Some sticky lattice clings to the glass after each sip creating some strings of slowly sliding bubbles.
Aroma is fairly subdued but there is some roasted malt and a bit of sweet chocolate. No hops or booze detected and definitely not very complex.
First sip reveals a very fine carbonation and average body. The texture is smooth and silky, but i general I thought the beer would have a little more umph to the body.
The flavor is all malt with some chocolate and a little brown sugar, I also get hints of roasted malt. No hops and no booze anywhere in this beer.
IN general this beer is less robust than I had hoped it would be and I admit to being a little disappointed with the brew. That being said, the beer isnt flawed or bad, it just leaves me desiring more from the flavor and body.

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Photo of MattXT
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of DIM
1.47/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This bottle was clearly infected.

a: This had a black body and it was carbonated to the point that it was difficult to pour.

s: Odd, earthy, hard water plus vegetable smell with a bit of sour fruit.

t: More of the same, though I did taste a bit of roasty chocolate. I've had infected beer before, but none with a vegetable note this strong.

m: Thin and fizzy.

o: Drain pour unfortunately. Too bad, I was really looking forward to this one.

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Photo of Bilco
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of morebeergood
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend picked up a few bottles of Lefty's for me out in western MA. This was bottle number 1 of 4 different styles. Poured into a regular pint glass. Dark brown body, but when held to the light, it's very dark auburn color. Moderate sized head, but it disappears quickly. Some lacing at the top. Smell had a nice cappuccino aroma to it. Flavor was likable but very subtle. There was some nice notes of chocolate and coffee, but it all was very mild. The mouthfeel was average, but I would have liked it a bit thicker for a stout. A slight bit thin for the style. I have no idea how this beer is 7.2%; could have fooled me. A easy beer to drink and nothing too palate challenging. A nice intro to this smaller MA brewery.

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Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of jbertsch
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is supposed to be 7.2% but it drinks almost like a session ale.

Looks ok. Black or dark beown in color with a mocha color head that is unfortunately a bit fizzy for what i want in an oatmeal stout.

Aroma is some dark malts and moderate bakers chocolate.

Taste falls flat. It should have more depth and body from the oats. Very one dimensional in just offering some simple chcolate malt presence. Thin and mild tasting.

Mouthfeel is thin and a touch fizzy.

Overall this beer drinks like a chcolate session beer but it should taste like its ABV. Uninspired. I ended up pouring half the bottle out as I lost interest and felt it wasn't worth it.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a jet black color from the 22oz. bottle into pint glass with a half inch tan head that settles out to a layer of bubbles quickly.
S: Roasted and charred grains without as much depth as I was hoping. Semi-sweet chocolate aroma comes through with some notes of raisins and dried plums. Hops are not detectable in the aroma.
T: Some bitter roasted and burnt malt flavors meet up with a semi-sweet chocolate flavor. It is not such a clean and discernible chocolate flavor. The use of cocoa powder makes it a bit chalky. The sweet and bitter are in balance though. Also some dark fruity esters pull up the sweetness a bit. Hops bring the bitterness into balance but are hard to get a read on their flavor with all the roasted flavors.
M: Full body with light but ample carbonation. Some noticeable alcohol burn is a bit much for this style.
O: It is a decent beer that gets better as it warms up and can satisfy a malt lover but I question if it will satisfy one who loves good chocolate because the chocolate flavor is a bit chalky and not to the level it could be for a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. It is enjoyable to drink in fulfilling my Stout desire but I would not buy it again.

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Photo of scotorum
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

a: Very dark clear ruby with a two inch thick tan head which receded to rocky surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Mildly of alcohol.

t: Chocolate up front followed by a moderate hop bite. Bitterness initially lingers on the sides of the tongue. Slight wateriness. Later alcohol becomes more prominent.

m: Light to medium with smoothness but watery notes, some carbonation tingle.

o: A lightweight for a stout. The chocolate flavor boosts it somewhat. Drinkable but lacking heft. Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout is worlds better.

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Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of silentjay
1.64/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

upon opening, its a slight gusher with foam protruding out of the bottle before i even get to pour it. more head than body pours into the glass. the body is not quite an opaque brown with mahogany coming through when held up to the light. the head is a light khaki that settles and laces okay.

aroma is of sour cherries. some lactic acid, some malts... but I'm thinking this is not what was intended. no chocolate, roast, or stout aromas that I would expect.

a bit of a roasted malt flavor comes through, but is quickly overtaken by many off-flavors. burnt plastic, a bit metallic, plenty of sourness. again, no chocolate flavors nor oatmeal smoothness.
I have had intentionally sour stouts and unintentionally sour stouts, and all of them have worked better than this.

fuzzy light/medium bodied beer with a watery finish and a sour aftertaste.

I'm assuming its an infected bottle. bought out of the store's cooler. the store is only 20 minutes from the brewery. placed directly into my fridge when I got home. As far as I can tell it was handled impeccably. It didn't taste like it, however.

Being a new brewer, I'll cut Lefty's some slack and try their beers again. maybe. but both of the beers I have tried so far have gone down the drain.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of tb4475
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of blknikon
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out a little weak. A small amount of head that dissipates quickly but leaves a thin layer across the top. A very dark brown with a deep red hue.

A bunch of chocolate and milky sweetness (but not milk chocolate) A small amount of dark fruity hops.

Tastes of very dark fruity chocolate. I can't put my finger on the fruitiness but there is more than just a chocolate sweetness here. A medium dark roast middle that finishes with a light bitterness and astringency that gets stronger the longer you wait between sips.

Thick body. A light milky texture. This would be good on a nitro-tap for sure.

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Photo of JratBones
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sulty
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.82/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Lefty's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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