Long Beards Oatmeal | Foley Brothers Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
25 Ratings
Long Beards OatmealLong Beards Oatmeal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
foleybrothersbrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lone_Freighter on 07-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,956
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
25
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of PJCarnell
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
2.91/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbiello
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clake
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
No date


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

S:
Brown sugar, nuts, oats. (4)

T:
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)

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

O:
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)

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Photo of byronic
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As per can: 6.0% abv.
Moderate pour yields a one and a half inch light tan head over a dark brown body with some lacing. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, and oats. Taste mirrors nose with nice mouth feel that finishes a bit thin. Overall, a pretty nice oatmeal stout from the bro's of Brandon. Cheers!

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Photo of Murph106157
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long Beards Oatmeal from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 25 ratings