Lovely, Dark And Deep | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: English 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: 342 |  Reviews: 100
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

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Das Biergarten. Black with a nice cream colored head. Smells of oatmeal and roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt and oatmeal up front, but the back end spikes with a light fruitiness. Light body and a little bit roasty and bitter in the finish. Good beer, though not what I expected. Not quite a stout.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyhat
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biointen
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every now and then you come across something special...this beer is something special...

Beautifully dark, actually black-looking beer with the puffiest of heads, great staying power, and lacing that can't be beat by others. The smell was malty, roasted, chocolaty and slightly sweet to the nose. This is in contrast to tasting everything I smelled, but without the sweetness. The beer was lightly bitter and very malty, a combination I definitely liked. Mouthfeel was light, crisp, lending to a sessionable sense to the brew. Very nice beer, I am glad I have two of them to enjoy.

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

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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Lovely, Dark And Deep from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 342 ratings