Loup Garou | Bayou Teche Brewery

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Bayou Teche Brewery
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loup Garou is the Cajun French phrase for a werewolf and is also Bayou Teche Brewing’s limited edition, Belgian inspired Imperial Stout. Crafted with an insane amount of chocolate roasted Belgian malts, brown sugars and French hops, our stout is then aged on oak for several months. Loup Garou is just around 8% ABV and will be released in 22 oz. Belgian-style bottles and a very limited number of kegs.

Added by EgadBananas on 01-18-2014

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of jwc215
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a well-retained brown head. Spots of lacing stick.

The smell is of robust chocolate and coffee with brown sugar accented by bourbon/oak.

The taste of rich chocolate cake (with mocha frosting) soaked in coffee/espresso and dipped in bourbon comes to mind. Bourbon notes add without overwhelming a strong stout. Alcohol warmth shows a bit in the finish (that has a touch of slightly burnt brown sugar.).

It is full-bodied and velvety.

Grab a bottle, slowly sip and relax! Rich and delicious, I love how the bourbon blends in well with the chocolate and coffee. Very well-made, this is a brewing work of art!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tigg924
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours opaque, black with one inch head.Taste is roasted malt, coffee grounds, and some dark chocolate. Above average stout, but there are several others I prefer in the style and from the brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into chalice
A- Poured an opaque black with a really nutty brown two-finger head. Very little to no head retention or lacing on the glass
S- The woody, oakiness hit you right away. Dark chocolate, roasted maltiness also come through in the nose.
T- Get a good bit of bitter chocolate, some coffee ground taste as well as some of the nutty maltiness from the nose. Not bad at all. Little booziness, hidden well. Very little hop presence.
M- Medium bodied, with a little of the bitter chocolate on the back end.
O- Very nice stout from a brewery, imo, has their hits and misses. Surprisingly would add this to my stout rotation. Great that its local and somewhat easy to find. Good job Bayou Teche!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tons of dark chocolate, heavy roasted malt flavor,some smoke, oakey, creamy full body.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found this on the Bargain Shelf at Guess Who??? in Bentonville, AR

Pours a super-effervescent ebony with a finger of cocoa colored head. Viscous, zero head retention & lacing

S: Cocoa, carob, roastyness, some vanilla shows late

T: Follows the nose, dryness and a little bit of woody hop , & a little dark chocolate up front. Some oaky & vanilla notes as this warmed, nice chocolate notes & a little herbal & minty hop action, more dryness, a little coffee. Finishes dry with woody hops, vanilla,& a little mocha, a little barrel sourness shows up super late

MF: Fairly chewy, subtle carbonation

Drinks pretty easy for the style, well done, I would buy this again, probably the first beer from these guys I can say that about

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: black beer capped with a dark brown foam two fingers-high; thick lace left behind

S: dark roasted malts and cocoa; wet chocolate powder and cold espresso

T: bittersweet and smooth right off the bat, with a nice chocolaty vibe and plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate flavor; espresso and coffee flavors just below

M: smooth and mellow, mildly bitter but with a little drying of oak and wood on the finish; medium-full bodied for the style; creamy

O: really nice beer - people are gonna dig this

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolaty malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of chocolate malts along with strong notes of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very chocolaty, so if you like chocolate, this is a stout for you.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mattviator
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber
Description on bottle: Stout brewed with natural flavor, aged in wooden barrels.
Lots of dark chocolate that marries beautifully with oak. Espresso notes with roasty flavor kept low. Creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol well hidden. Not too big to be just a sipper.
Definitely the best I've tried so far from Bayou Teche. Once again, lots of chocolate. I am going buy a bunch more of these!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cbutova
3.95/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to Dan and Emma for sharing this random find.

A- Intensely black pour to a few pint glasses. Dark tan crown to over a finger with a frothy creamy texture. Silky ring remains following pretty good retention. Sparse spotty lace.

S- Roasty decadence spills out of the glass. Intends dessert/baked good like roast grains are the bulk with notes of toast, burnt cereal grains, baking cocoa and slight hops.

T- A rich roast bomb with clean yeast and a fair dose of hops in the back end. Deep cocoa powder, heavily roast cracked grains, slight burnt, caramel and earthy hops. Very clean yeast leaving the rest to shine. Slight wood presence.

MF- Thick body with a slightly oily feel and silky creaminess. Carbonation is moderate and a roasty cocoa bitterness finishes it off.

A really nice stout. I don't get much of anything from the barrels but overall it is clean and well balanced with a great cocoa emphasis.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Loup Garou from Bayou Teche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 72 ratings