Lovely, Dark And Deep Oatmeal Stout | Brewery Ommegang

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Lovely, Dark And Deep Oatmeal StoutLovely, Dark And Deep Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 332 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of gunnerlincoln
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours a nice head and the notes of coffee and chocolate are present upon 1st smell. This is a wonderfully balanced oatmeal stout with no shortage of flavor. It is a bit on the thin side for a stout; a bit more body would take this brew to the next level. It was the perfect beer to compliment my pork shank and sweet potatoes. Yet another great beer Ommegang.

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Photo of SABERG
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated 12 oz bottle into the test glass.
A - Chalkboard dark color, during the pour a beautiful cascade of carbonation forms an mocha colored froth. The glass is coated with small spotted lacing.
S - Starts with bakers chocolate and medium roasted malts, a bit of pepper, and a slight Belgian yeast all blend well
T - Dark malt, some fig, and black pepper, cocoa, the flavors stay in a tight band,even with some warming. Belgian yeast plays a big role in this offering.
M - Thin in body, effervescent carbonation drives to a dry finish.
O - A very good winter offering from Ommegang, I like the use of this yeast in an oatmeal stout, that said. A bit more body would add to the experience.

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Photo of ScubaLeon
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: deep rich black color with some slightly woodsy brown colors. Really nice looking 1.5 finger tan marshmallow head

S: roast malt, Belgian yeast, milk chocolate, oak, and some berries. Interesting that I’m picking up Belgian yeast in this - not in a bad way; it’s unique

T: roast malt, milk chocolate, lots of oats, berries, and just a little yeast spice. It’s quite smooth from the oats, and there is a roast bitterness towards the end as well

M: solid silky medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

O: it’s slightly light tasting for an oatmeal stout. Nice aroma, but could use a bit more body. Still enjoyable, but not great

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Photo of Categart
4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep dark brown color. Smooth earthy flavor. Hint of campfire smoke finish. A stout for all seasons.

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Photo of matcris
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black, with a large tan head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass. The aroma is mild, overall, with chocolate malt, sweet malt, and dark berries. The flavor is a bit of a surprise. Almost has a belgian quad with dark dried fruit, berries, mild chocolate, and cola. Not picking up any oatmeal sweetness or creaminess. Quite dry, overall, with full carbonation, and medium thin body. Overall, an interesting take with these Belgian-like qualities from the yeast, I would guess. Not really getting an oatmeal vibe, though. I'd give it high marks for uniqueness, not for its classic oatmeal stout qualities.

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Photo of drtth
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The dark black beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 2" tan head that leaves a web of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes to a thin layer foam most of the surface and a small ring of foam around the glass. Sipping creates small patches and a few legs of lacing.

The aromas include some dark fruits, some roasted malt and some coffee up front. There’s also some chocolate noticeable as well.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose, with dark fruits from the Belgian yeast, the rich chocolate and some coffee up front, all well supported with a bit of sweetness, a touch of roasted malt and a hint of earthy, herbal hops way in the background.

The mouth feel is on the full side of medium bodied and smooth with some light but persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the coffee and roasted malt begin to fade so that the slightly sweet dark fruits, a bit of the roasted malt persist quite a while before they slide away into that light, slightly bitter, slightly fruity dryness that invites another sip.

I'd say this is a well made and enjoyable beer that I'll be looking to have again. There's a nice balance and complexity here with none of the flavors dominating the others and all getting their chance to contribute. If I were truely rating this to style I'd probably be giving a few lower scores, but I happen to think a Belgian Stout should be given a bit of slack since there are no separate categories making provision for the use of Belgian yeast in an Oatmeal Stout.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised this is so low abv, but intrigued at the same time. Ommegang, let's see what you got...

Pours a tan, almost mocha color foam head. Very rocky looking after a little settling.

I'm getting a refined, roasted malt smell and oatmeal. Some oatmeal stouts feel like they try too hard to get that roasty oat-like nose in my opinion, but this one is on the money.

An interesting mix of some dark fruity character and roasted malt. The low abv here is helping it maintain an interesting balance. I'm also getting a handful of coffee, or maybe baking chocolate notes. Any addition of lactose here is also very subtle. There's a very harmonious blend going on here, maybe lacking in distinction but being it's own thing as well.

The mouthfeel is very light for any stout in my opinion. At 5.3%, it is very light, and easily drinkable, with a slight creaminess.

Surprised that such a low abv stout can have such character. It definitely been a while that i've had a stout below 7%, and that is probably just by my purchasing habits. This is great and easy drinking but still presents enough likable characteristics.

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Photo of SFNC
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
3.01/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is pitch black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and malt with spices. The taste is similar to the nose. An excellent oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a glass at World of Beer in Hilton Head Island, SC today for $5.00.

Beer was served black with a smallish off white head.

Nose was wonderful roasted malts, appropriate for the early morning anytime of the year or deep into a winter's eve.

Taste was heavy roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Hops are prevalent to keep the sweetness at bay.

Mouthfeel was lighter and kind of smooth.

Overall a nice session stout, definitely worth a shot if you enjoy a heavy roast!

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GulDukat88
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have to admit to being impressed by the beer name's allusion to a fairly famous Robert Frost poem. The new 12-fl. oz. bottle depicts a rider on horseback stopping by woods on a snowy evening, but I am curious by the steed's head being bowed down. The poem says that the lake is frozen so the question becomes: what is the horse doing? Of no matter. I took a course in American Literature as an undergrad at Pitt & then taught this very poem for many years as a high school English teacher. It is now time to drink some beer!

From the bottle: "Winter Seasonal".

Whoops! I am running a little late, but such is the nature of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour into an awaiting glass. Once this step was completed, a vigorous in-glass swirl produced just under two fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with moderate retention, leaving behind nice lacing in its wake. Color was stygian Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was rather rich with notes of coffee, baker's chocolate and light smoke. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste had an interesting, unexpected treacle/anise sharpness to go along with the bittersweet chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Hmmm. Warming, I also got dried, dark fruits. Interesting. Finish was semi-dry, slightly bitter and a nice way to warm up on a chilly, rainy spring day. That said, I feel that one was satiating. Onward!

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Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says best by 9/2017. Served in a Spiegelau stout glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around for a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like oats, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, dark bread and roasted malt. For the most part I think the taste is the same as the aroma, but there's also some coffee and cream flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was an enjoyable brew, certainly worth a try! $3.49 for a single bottle.

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

Photo of MaximalC
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours nearly black with a half inch of fine, khaki froth. Mild aroma smells of toffee, nougat, and brown sugar with hints of nutmeg and Belgian yeast.

The taste features molasses, soy sauce, and a dash of herbal hops on the front end, succeeded by roasted malt and milk chocolate notes in the finish. The yeast lends a mild, bubblegum aspect, while nutmeg affords some seasonally appropriate Belgian flare. Medium body and high carbonation precipitate a lush, vigorous mouthfeel with a sweet, sticky afterglow.

Overall, this is a characterful Belgian "stout" that manages to bring some intrigue to this paradoxical style.

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Lovely, Dark And Deep Oatmeal Stout from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 332 ratings