Black Angus Oatmeal Stout | Lafayette Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.76%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of backfat
2.06/5  rDev -42.6%
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.

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Photo of manahansf
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

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Photo of mborden
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Brettster
2.8/5  rDev -22%
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.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
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

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Photo of bpkrippner
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of bamadog
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
3.23/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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

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Photo of Badbobx
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of beerman207
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Black with zero head or carbonation coming from the bottle. It could be that I got a bad bottle but in any event this was pretty terrible in terms of presentation

S: Smell was of burnt chocolate and some nice expresso tones

T: The taste was good I just wish it had better carbonation. I could pick up the expresso and the chocolate really well. There was a nice bitter finish as well.

M: The lack of carbonation kills it.

D: I don't believe I will be trying another one of these unless the bottle I hooked Bamadog turns out to be better than this one.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft on a recent road trip. Served in a pub pint glass.
Appears a very dark brown with a good one inch head on top. Looks good.
Smell is roasted oats and malts.
Taste is roasted oats with some molasses. Mouthfeel is really thick/creamy and smooth. Little to no carbonation to speak of.
This is a good offering and a very good representation of the style. It goes down very easy and with no signs of the alcohol content. Which makes this a very sessionable beer.

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Photo of amart80
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BTFU
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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!

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Photo of jdhasse
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra in a recent trade with Heliosphann. Thanks, Scott!

A really hard pour results in a black beer with brown highlights capped by a thin, light-brown head. It looks rather low in carbonation, though the disk that forms quickly hangs around a bit. OK.

The nose is interesting. The oatmeal is definitely present, thick and wholesome, but there's a lot of off-flavors I'm picking up - metallic with some oxidation with raisin and soy.Mildly nutty, though there's some nut skin aroma. The metallic character disappears once it's had a few minutes to breathe. Milk chocolate and roasted barley are also present.

Opens with a lot of roasted barley character, lending plenty of bitterness and a mild astringency as well. Solid flavor of oatmeal (Is it a COOKIE?) dominate the mid-palate, and the mild oxidation appears towards the finish, with some fruity character. The finish is long and bitter, with dark malt and a mild astringent character. Medium in body with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is quite excellent until the bitterness takes away from the experience. Carbonation is on the lower side too, but is quite appropriate. Still, a great beer, one that would be quite wonderful on cask.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of paco1029384756
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Photo of alleykatking
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Black Angus Oatmeal Stout from Lafayette Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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