Long Beards Oatmeal
Foley Brothers Brewing

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Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #160
Ranked #18,072
3.85 | pDev: 6.23%
Apr 21, 2022
Jul 24, 2017
Very Good
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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

creamy malt stout lightly sweet with great after taste

Apr 21, 2022
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Apr 17, 2022
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3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by KTCamm from New Jersey

5/5/21...pours dark brown with a black like appearance. Roasted chocolate nose. Relatively faint. Smooth milky flavor, oat meal laden. Lightly coffee roasted. Quite smooth. Nice.

Dec 31, 2021
4 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2021
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3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

Poured from a tap into pint glass in October 2021.

Appearance: Very dark black with a thin dark brown head. Head was about 1 finger high, and lasted a minute. It leaves only a little lacing on the glass, and ended with a thin tan head still on the beer.

Smell: Aroma of roasted grain, with some chocolate. There is also some caramel and a little coffee, but overall the roasted malt dominate the others. Aromas are not as strong as in other oatmeal stouts I have tried.

Taste: There are some smokie roasted flavors, as well as some coffee and chocolate flavors. Also, a little amount of bitter hop flavors to enhance the taste. There is a medium alcohol presence, which matches the 6% on the label.

Mouth-feel: Medium with a smooth body.

This is a good oatmeal Stout, but I did not enjoy it as much as other favorite oatmeal stouts from Founders, Hoppin' Frog, or Samuel Smith. It is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. The flavors are not as strong as other oatmeal stouts.

Oct 24, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

L - deep brown pour with 2-finger tan head. Good lacing.
S - chocolate malt.
T - follows nose, with some roast.
F - medium mouthfeel with dry finish.
O - okay beer. Not much stood out for me.

Jan 25, 2021
3.83 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jan 17, 2021
3.75 by ajdemma from New York on Jan 08, 2021
3.88 by lowlyone from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

NO can date
Pours a rich creamy foamy 2 finger tan head with great retention, soapy lacing, very dark almost black color with mahogany ruby hue as light sneaks through

Nose brings some cocoa, dark chocolate, a bit of roast and coffee, a bit of a creamy flaked oat character, a hint of a smokey char, and hint of a fruity character

Taste brings more rich cocoa and charred roasted malts, a bit of a bitter roasted almost acrid bite that gets a touch metallic as well, some fruity notes in there that might hint at yeast fermenting a bit extra in the can, creamy oatmeal and rich chocolate notes, a little burnt coffee, getting a tad biscuity as well, some earthy spicy hops kicking in late with med-lighter bitterness, drier finish with med-high spicy hop bitterness

Mouth is a bit creamy but med bod yet feels a touch thin and not rich enough for an oatmeal stout, med foamy carb

Overall meh, they didn't seem to really hit it on this one, hops get a bit too aggressive, as well as the roasted malt characters that even get a touch metallic and hint at acrid, to top it all off the body wasn't quite where it should be. It's not terrible but not the quality I expected from Foley Bros., could also be quite old as the yeast additions hint at, but since no date I don't know

Nov 28, 2020
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: appears opaque, but is crystal clear if held to the light; no matter how you look at it, this beer has gorgeous ruby highlights; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain and milk chocolate;

T: follows the nose with a back note of sweetness from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but not great;

May 05, 2020
3.91 by Handz from Rhode Island on Apr 25, 2020
3.84 by harsley from Massachusetts on Jan 06, 2020
4 by Velivolus from Vermont on May 30, 2019
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Mar 10, 2019
3.75 by IBUBrew from Vermont on Feb 23, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LukeGude from Iowa

Can from CBC in Waterbury, poured into pint glass at home 2 months later. Tremendous head left lacing. Solid taste at first, great upon warming.

Jan 26, 2019
4.04 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Sep 25, 2018
3.77 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Sep 21, 2018
3.9 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Sep 20, 2018
3.83 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 06, 2018
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2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark cola brown color with 2 fingers of creamy khaki head. The head leaves some splotchy lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma is very grainy and faintly metallic, with some mild notes of chocolate and brown sugar.

The flavor is about as uninteresting as it gets for the style. Roasted grains, some chocolate. Just a hint of hops on the finish.

The feel is a tad thin for the style, with soft carbonation. It's very fluffy and soft, but lacks the creaminess expected of an oatmeal stout.

Overall, a very mediocre stout that's quite generic tasting with a relatively unpleasant aroma. There's no date on the can so it's possible this isn't entirely fresh, but I'm definitely disappointed by this one.

Jul 24, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Look is black as night with a nice brown thumb of head. Head breaks nicely leaving a ring of bubbles and some good lacing.

Smell is roasts, semi sweet chocolate, some fruits and treacle.

Taste brings the sweet chocolate forward, then roasts and touch of nut. This is a really nice flavor. Perhaps one of the best in the style.

Feel is smooth and creamy. Carbonation is lowish and makes for a nice complement to the feel.

Well, this is a damn nice beer. I could drink this all year round. The flavor and feel are just top.

Jul 10, 2018
4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jun 11, 2018
3.36 by gbiello from Massachusetts on May 12, 2018
4.19 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2018
3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Apr 16, 2018
3.74 by user785335 from Florida on Mar 29, 2018
4.01 by clake from Vermont on Mar 23, 2018
3.94 by Choppin-Banana from New Hampshire on Feb 10, 2018
3.8 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Feb 01, 2018
3.71 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jan 21, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

Serving: Can
No date

Pours a dark, dark brown with a couple airy, puffy fingers of khaki head. Ok retention; spots of lacing. (4)

Brown sugar, nuts, oats. (4)

Really straightforward medium roasty flavors with a little sweetness and body behind it, a touch of hops at the finish and a carbonic bite. (3.75)

Medium body with medium carbonation and a pretty substantial and soft feel. (4)

A solid oatmeal stout.
Nothing too flashy. Just some nutty sweetness and a hint of coffee with a little heft to the body. It could probably be a little better in a few places but on the whole this is a well-made oatmeal stout that drinks great. Actually the biggest gripe I have is the lack of a damn apostrophe in the title. (4)

Jan 06, 2018
3.82 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Jan 01, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Decided to go through the entire 4 pack before I said something on here concerning this beer and no matter what I poured it into, this always came out the same way.
Here's the rest.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color in the pour but yielded more of a dark black color once in the glass. Nice semi-sustaining eggshell white foamy little head, died off fairly quick, somewhat mildly.
The aroma had a semi-sweet to bitter dark chocolate nib biting down into some sweet oats. Light notes of the sweet side of anise with a slight milk chocolate character and then some burnt bread/dark toast. Light char/ash.
The flavor took the prior mentioned aromas to meld together finely and allow a substantial bitterness with a semi-tight dry grip of the dark bread/toast with the anise sweetness. Mild dry aftertaste of the dark bread/toast along with the oats, but they come across really sweet and dry.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it due to the dryness of the texture. ABV felt fine along with the carbonation. Just a touch of stickiness in the finish with the dark bread/toasty sort of grip come all up in there.
Overall, it's a good oatmeal stout worthy of coming back to. It's got some other qualities coming out that I wasn't expecting but ended up making this a pretty nice beer all around.

Dec 30, 2017
4 by AlvinLin from New York on Dec 28, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GormBrewhouse from Vermont

poured into a pint glass and got 2 inch head of tan foam with excellent holding power, smells like astout, tastes are chocolate grain and char all smoothed out by the silky oatmeal.
feels smooth, nice comfortable sensation settles in and around your mouth.
overall a fine drinking brew especially in winter.

Dec 21, 2017
3.92 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Dec 16, 2017
3.9 by smb71481 from Vermont on Dec 11, 2017
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