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Black Angus Oatmeal Stout | Lafayette Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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Black Angus Oatmeal StoutBlack Angus Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lafayette Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
lafbrew.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soper2000 on 03-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,158
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
47
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of JamesS
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
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)

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of soper2000
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of TheBierBand
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of rattletrap968
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Jason417
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Prosit, MK

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Photo of Phoneguy
3.96/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of beveritt
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jwhawkins81
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
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

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Photo of mlockman
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sfoley333
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Dief88
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BGCoon
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of alleykatking
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev 0%

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