Baja Oatmeal Stout | Bevog Brewery

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3.82/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bevog Brewery
Austria
bevog.at

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When creating the recipe for this beer, we bore in mind what one associates with oatmeal. Hence the base was laden with a bunch of oat flakes, roasted malts and roasted barley. The end result reflects this - intensive flavours, a coffee and dark chocolate aroma and a creamy texture. So we would not smother this, we added only as much hops as was needed to delicately balance the flavour.

29 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,783
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
37
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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Gots:
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 37
Photo of josanguapo
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From XXXII. In Teku glass. Ordering labels collection. Good yet not amazing taste, although It has something that makes you crave for more after each sip. Lots of sediements at the bottom

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Photo of aleigator
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tar black color, with a half finger white head, exhibiting a stable, bubbly structure.

Smells of slightly metallic milk with some earthy fudge and sweeter toffee. Offers faint coffee, together with wooden bakers chocolate. Has a milk chocolate silkness, which defines the aromas, as the beer warms up.

Yields a medium body with a decent silkness, revealing a pleasant balance between roasty earth and sugary toffee.

Tastes of a slightly metallic carbonation, blending into burned, smoky wood and toasty, earthen malts. Onto that foundation, flavors of cold coffee and smooth milk chocolate mingle together, creating a pleasant mouthfeel with a lighter body to it, providing enough malt character to keep the palate satisfied. Finishes with warming syrup and toffeeish turning malts among pleasantly bitter coffee.

Well balanced, easy drinking beer, featuring a pleasant milk smoothness, coated up by well pronounced malts.

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Photo of stcules
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Almost black. One finger of brown foam.
Good smell, cocoa, a bit of coffee, vanilla.
In the taste a good hoppyness, maybe a bit too strong, and so, a bit less smooth.
But, a god drinkability too.
Cocoa and vanilla in the aftertaste, with a good bitterness.
Maybe a bit more oat will do, but ok.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black pour with a small beige head, nice and sticky.
Smell of roasted malts, cigar, extra cereals, some coffee bean, dark chocolate and a bit of hop.
Big roast and coffee bean up front, with a nice acidic zing underneath. Bready, with just a bit of caramel sweetness, plus some bitter dark baking chocolate. Finishes kinda ashy with a light breeze of bitter hop.
Aftertaste has roasted malts, touch of coffee, not much else. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Pretty boring actually. A nice deep roast, but that's pretty much all.

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Photo of Linus_Oberg
2.28/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A bit too cold so this may not be entierly fair judgement.
Rich black colour, beautiful colour, but rather flat crown.
hint of raisins in the smell, also a bit of fruit, maybe apricot.
Taste is difficult, rich, hint of leather some indistinguishable burned tones tiny bit of citrus. Bitter full aftertaste.
Mouthfeel quite unimpressiv, not what i would expect from something this dark

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Photo of tmzl
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: 2014 vs. 2013 (year old)

Look:
2014 - Pours with average, thick, bubbly (unequal) mocha head. Slow retention, mostly diminishing, forms a nice thin creamy top layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing. Low/medium carbonation, dark with brown hue.
2013 - The head is a bit darker, thicker and bigger, also the layer that stays on top remains firmer, thicker.

Smell:
2014 - Dark chocolate and oatmeal dominate, light/medium roast, dark coffee, burned caramel sweetness. A hint of milkiness. The oatmeal/coffee part is a bit too exaggerated and stuffier - makes it a thick, heavy smelling beer.
2013 - Stronger dark chocolate and roast notes, light coffee acidity comes in play, which brings a nice freshness. Heavy, thick coffeeish oatmeal malt turned a bit down which is good. Also some light noble cheese mold notes - gorgonzola comes into mind.

Taste:
2014 - Dark chocolate, roasted, burned caramel medium sweetness. Goes into light/medium roasted, coffee bitterness with a spike of oatmeal, milky notes. Also light acidity towards the end. Bitterness stays for a while.
2013 - All of the notes more balanced, smooth. A bit more acidity - makes it easier to drink. Dark chocolate dominates more freely and everything else supports the chocolateness, milkiness. End roast bitterness comes a bit cleaner.

Mouthfeel:
2014 - Medium, creamy, low/medium carbonation. Light, relatively lively carbonation for a stout.
2013 - A bit more creamier, carbonation just as lively.

Overall:
The fresh one is too heavy on the thick oatmeal aroma, with age it tunes down and everything is more connected. The aged one is more alive and a good, smooth, relatively complex stout. Well done.

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Photo of MarkoNm
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I always love to taste beer that comes with an interesting label.
Pours with a deep black color and a medium cream colored head that quickly settles to only a lacing around the brim.
There is a slight alcohol smell which is followed by roasted malts, although very gentle.
The taste is bitter, but not too much, along with a nice roasty taste, although the whole combo is quite mild. It's very creamy and filling.
A very nice try from Bevog.

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Baja Oatmeal Stout from Bevog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 37 ratings