Lovely, Dark And Deep | Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
339 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lovely, Dark and Deep pours deep black with a tan, creamy mousse-like head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee with cream, coupled with subtle notes of chocolate and dark fruit from Ommegang’s house yeast prevail. Flavors of rich chocolate milk, and coffee and cream are impeccably balanced with restrained sweetness and hints of roastiness. The finish is silky smooth with a medium to full body.

Brewed with a rich blend of malts including chocolate malt, midnight wheat, and flaked oats, and given a small addition of lactose, Lovely, Dark and Deep has a hint of sweetness and a smooth body. The beer is hopped with Bravo and Styrian Golding hops and Ommegang’s signature house yeast is used in both primary and secondary fermentation.

Added by superspak on 08-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,080
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
339
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
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Gots:
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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love good oatmeal stouts
Pours a very large creamy foamy rich 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, seems a bit over carbonated, nice lacing, very dark brown color touch of light coming through,

Nose nice toasted oatmeal stout, touch roasty, plenty of dark chocolate cocoa, creamy oats, perhaps some lactose, little roasty bitterness, hint of coffee

Taste more rich dark malts, a bit of roast and char bitterness, touch of coffee with that, lots of black dark malts, plenty of creamy oatmeal, plenty of oats, some dark chocolate cocoa notes, a touch roasty acrid, touch of bitter hops, slight dry finish, sticky, little roasty bitter acrid note on the finish

Mouth is med bod, some creamy rich oats, a bit light on the carb

Overall not bad, but not great, malts were way to dark and roasty almost acrid, not quite creamy rich enough overall, but not bad

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Photo of jkermitj
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Qwest_35
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Halfmoon47
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Pitch, opaque black with some dark brown highlighting the edges. A medium thick tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind.
S - Sweet barely and oats with a hint of bittersweet chocolate and very light notes of roast. Almost reminds me of a milk stout in terms of smell. The smell isn't particularly strong though.
T - Sweet malt, barely, and oats with slight notes of chocolate, roast/toasted oats, smokiness, and toffee. The sweetness really reminds me of a milk stout rather than oatmeal stout.
F - Medium to fuller bodied - but leaning more towards the medium side of things with a moderate amount of carbonation. Feels a little on the lighter and more carbonated side for a stout than I prefer.
O - A decent stout worth a try but it feels like more of a milk stout than oatmeal stout to me - a melding of the two styles I guess. The flavors are nice, however they aren't too strong which takes away from a beer than could be good but just makes it decent.

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Photo of JdubsNY
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not so deep as the name implies for an oatmeal stout. Nicely balanced flavors of chocolate, coffee and fruit. Medium-bodied and smooth to drink. Overall pleasant, but too tame for my tastes.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves an oil slick, and some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes, roasty, some vanilla, little smokeyness, slight coffee, slight dark fruit complex (plums, figs, grapes, dates). The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee, slight vanilla, nice roastyness, little smokey, slight coffee, nice little dark fruit complex (plums, figs, grapes, dates). Medium body, ABV hidden very well, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, surprised me.

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Photo of GoodTimeCharlie
2.54/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Showed signs of oxidation. A little bit astringent as well. Flavor and aroma seem to lack depth

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chipotle
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
2.46/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is sour of toasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit and chocolate. Finish is long and sour. Probably there is something wrong with this bottle.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped glass: color is black, solid, dark, head is light tan and presents at least 1/2 inch thick.

Smell is very roasty, a bit charred, hint of lighter sweet malt.

Taste has a bit more depth with some subtle fruity, phenoly yeasty flavors with less roasted flavor and hint of sweeter malt.

Mouthfeel is moderate, lightly sweet, a bit of carbonation.

Overall a good beer with pleasant malty and roast flavors with some subtle yeast flavors.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark beer with a really thick milk chocolate head. Bitter dark chocolate malty scent. Taste is more mellow than I would have thought with a thinner feel than I expected and lively carbonation. It's actually a bit sweet and seems to have a Belgian yeasty character to boot. To me this is not what I was expecting for an Oatmeal stout.

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Photo of skywizzard
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Urk1127
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Lovely, Dark And Deep from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 339 ratings