Lavish
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
ABV:
9.6%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 5.43%
Ratings:
13
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 30, 2018
Added:
Apr 16, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with vanilla beans & lactose.

Vanilla on vanilla on vanilla. Lavish imperial oatmeal stout enfolds you in the luxurious warmth of vanilla beans and lactose.
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3.83 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Jun 30, 2018
 
3.98 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jun 10, 2018
 
3.75 by Beersandstuff from Tennessee on Jun 05, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Can:
It pours a little muddy, but a dark brown. Head isn’t long for the world, but there is a nice carbonation level on my palate.

The beer gives off a mix of coconut and oat, reminiscent of a granola cereal or after diner oatmeal cookies. The lactose is helping the former impression, a chocolatey malt note is pulling me to the other.

Taste is not a surprise, and the particulates that we’re visible in the act to smooth this thicker than normal beer (that’s my story at least). More of a chocolate and a little less coconut than the nose, there’s a very light cola spice going into the end taste.

Definitely a sweet stout, so be prepared for that. It makes this one a zipper, even though it doesn’t stay overly sweet with a little ashy lingering back end.

Jun 03, 2018
 
4.5 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jun 02, 2018
 
4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on May 26, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Wasatch from Colorado

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 04/11/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a small creamy tan head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla, oatmeal. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes, big vanilla note, oatmeal, nice sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Something different from BI. Thanks John!

May 20, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned 4/11/18; drank 5/13/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big tan head; no lace.

Milk chocolate, vanilla & faint graham cracker notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Vanilla & milk chocolate flavors up front; sticky maple syrup notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Overall, a bit "sticky" but this is flavorful & enjoyable. I'd have another.

May 14, 2018
 
3.77 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on May 06, 2018
 
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 30, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

16 oz can poured into a snifter. Opaque and viscous on the pour. A small tan head formed and quickly settled. The vanilla was there during the pour. A closer sniff brought milk chocolate and more vanilla. Huge vanilla and chocolate taste. I was looking for an chemical or synthetic flavor, but was pleasantly surprised with just natural vanilla - in large quantities. Some lactose sweetness and chocolate to round it out. Heavy and sticky but not cloying. A vanilla bomb, but a well-done vanilla bomb in my book.

Apr 20, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Jet black with a slim mocha head. Soft and silky but a touch thin. Decadently sweet aromas and flavors. Espresso-heavy on the nose with tons of vanilla. Vanilla extract-heavy on the tongue with tons of milk and dark chocolate. I’ve gone back and forth on whether the pronounced vanilla has a somewhat medicinal quality, but in the end think there’s just an overwhelming amount of it. There’s some roast and dark earth, as well, with a semi-bitter finish. Definitely a slow-sipping pastry stout that was happy to try a small sampling of. But the other dark BI offerings I've had have been far superior.

Apr 17, 2018
 
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 17, 2018
Lavish from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 13 ratings