Black Angus Oatmeal Stout
Lafayette Brewing Co.

Black Angus Oatmeal StoutBlack Angus Oatmeal Stout
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From:
Lafayette Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 14.4%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
16
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 16, 2019
Added:
Mar 25, 2004
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  1
SCORE
83
Good
Black Angus Oatmeal StoutBlack Angus Oatmeal Stout
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewery. Dark, almost black, with no real head but a few bubbles. Roasted malt and chocolate smell. Medium and slightly creamy feel. Taste has some malty sweetness with chocolate notes. Pretty good!
Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by nwhittin from Indiana

Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.31 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Oct 03, 2015
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Reviewed by mlockman from Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Not much head, even when not served on nitro, thin carbonation is reminiscent of a nitro-poured beer. The flavor is more akin to a milk stout, in my opinion. All-in-all, my favorite beer that I've had from LaBrewCo.
Sep 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Phoneguy from Indiana

3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Notrous version of BAOS, which added a creamy texture to an already very good stout. Served in a Nonic glass w/1 finger of head which lasted until the end. Roasty, smoky and dark chocolate smell and flavor. Very nice creamy mouth feel accentuated by the nitrous. I've had the regular BAOS before and the nitrous adds another dimension to this beer.
Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MasterPenguins from Indiana

Oct 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dief88 from Indiana

Jul 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by lucasj82 from Indiana

May 12, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by mborden from New York

Jul 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by BGCoon from Connecticut

Jul 03, 2013
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Reviewed by Jason417 from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer is a sentimental favorite for me. Like most of the brews at LBC, this beer is typically served at the perfect temperature and should be enjoyed right away.

This is the Oatmeal Stout that I compare against all others. In my judgement, it has the perfect blend of Oat, chocolate, and malt flavors. The beer is a wonderful deep brown color, almost black, and the stillness of the brew certainly sets it apart from the typical over-carbonated tap beer. The only criticism I have is that the beer can have a salty aftertaste.

I have been to this brewpub over 100 times, and I never come without drinking this beer. If I am ever even close to Lafayette, I pack a growler. I have made special occasional pilgrimages to LBC with the goal of having a Stout. Occasionally, it will be available cask conditioned, a rare treat worthy of keeping them in your contact list.
Jun 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Pecan from Arizona

Dec 20, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by jdhasse from Illinois

Oct 17, 2012
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Reviewed by BeerLover99 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Near black body, trace khaki head, light lacing.

S: light roasted nut, chocolate, caramel, mild coffee

T: mild chocolate, roasted nut, caramel, coffee, malt,
light burnt finish

M: med/light body, smooth body

O: Solid, fine rep of style and nice sessionable
brew for autumn and winter nights in Great Lakes.

NICE, NOT MUST HAVE!
Aug 28, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by amart80 from Missouri

May 07, 2012
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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
Feb 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by BTFU from Indiana

Feb 13, 2012
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Jan 24, 2012
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Jan 23, 2012
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Reviewed by TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours very dark, almost black. It's not quite as viscous as heavier stouts but is still reasonably thick. Head is essentially nonexistent with the exception of a handful of tan bubbles on the surface.

S: Aroma is faint with dark roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and a bit of smokiness, not strong by any means.

T/M: It's lowly carbonated with an initial malt sweetness, hints of chocolate and a faint bitterness possibly from residual hoppiness. Oats don't lend nearly as smooth a texture as it wants to be but it definitely has an impact on the low carbonation.

A decent effort all around but not groundbreaking.

TheBeerAlmanac.com
Dec 28, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by kirkse from Florida

Dec 26, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by captainbearcat from Illinois

Nov 20, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by rattletrap968 from Indiana

Nov 17, 2011
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Reviewed by boilermakerbrew from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this with dinner a few nights ago at LBC.

Came to me with a small, foamy, chocolate brown head. Laced very well. Smelled of the traditional stout coffee and chocolate aromas, more coffee than chocolate on the nose.

The taste was pretty complex. I remember coffee and burnt malts off the bat. Then came a bit of sweetness, and chocolate undertones. A little bit of a hop profile right at the end, but finished with the coffee and burnt flavors coming back. Very little carbonation in this one. Felt almost milky in your mouth, a little more than stouts I have had.

Overall, I really liked this one. Next time I go to LBC I'll probably try a few others, but probably come back to this one in the end.
Oct 23, 2011
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Reviewed by Badbobx from Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A- The head was thick and lasting with bold lacing. The color is a dark brown.
S- The aroma was understated. I think that this is about 5 degs too cool. I picked up some roasted malts.
T- The taste was good. I like oatmeal stouts and this is a good example. The smooth taste of roasted malt and the creamy edge of oats are blended well.
M- There was a nice thick mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation, but otherwise good.
O- This is a very enjoyable stout. I will drink this again, perhaps at a higher temp.
Sep 12, 2011
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Reviewed by roadhouse from Florida

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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.
Apr 28, 2011
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Reviewed by JamesS from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
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)
Mar 14, 2011
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Reviewed by alleykatking from Indiana

3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Oct 06, 2010
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Reviewed by Mora2000 from Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Jun 07, 2010
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Reviewed by jwhawkins81 from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Apr 25, 2010
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Reviewed by paco1029384756 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Feb 27, 2010
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Reviewed by Brettster from Indiana

2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.
Jan 24, 2010
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Reviewed by akorsak from Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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.
Jan 10, 2010
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Reviewed by backfat from Indiana

2.06/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
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.
Jan 08, 2010
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Reviewed by manahansf from Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
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.
Dec 30, 2009
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Reviewed by bamadog from Ohio

3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
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.
Dec 12, 2009
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Reviewed by unclejimbay from Florida

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
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.
Dec 02, 2009
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Reviewed by rhoadsrage from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
(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.
Nov 30, 2009
Black Angus Oatmeal Stout from Lafayette Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 48 ratings