The Rebel Stout Series #1 - Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream Stout
Lough Gill Brewing Company

The Rebel Stout Series #1 - Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream StoutThe Rebel Stout Series #1 - Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream Stout
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English Oatmeal Stout
3.96 | pDev: 8.33%
Lough Gill Brewing Company
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
The Rebel Stout Series #1 - Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream StoutThe Rebel Stout Series #1 - Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream Stout
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Brew_42
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a dense brown dead with a lot of bubbles along the side of the class under the surface.

Chocolate and roasted barley on the nose. Hints of caramel and lactose sweetness,

Taste is sweeter than the nose suggests. Coffee and caramel sweetness. Roasted coffee on the back end.

Thick and oily but still a decent amount of carbonation somehow.

I thought this was a super tasty coffee stout. Sweeter than most, but not cloyingly so.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love coffee oatmeal stout as much as the next person however, I was not fond of this one in particular. It was just too sweet for me. I wish the bitterness from the coffee was a bit more strong so it could balance out the sweetness. The 11% definitely comes through in this beer. A very sweet and boozy tasting beer with minimal coffee

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Photo of beer4colin
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First out of keg at UBH!

Dark as night, big BIG complex brew. Yet a surprisingly smooth undertones finished. 11% and it makes you remember it, mellow warm, ideal for before a fire. Coffee, nutty with a finish of cherries. Hope it stays here for a bit. If not , Erin Go Bragh, here I come.

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4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque viscous jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint extremely dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted malts, chocolate malts, and freshly ground coffee with moderate aromas of caramel + dark malt sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted malts and chocolate malts with moderate amount of dark malts + caramel malts contributing some moderate sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of fresh coffee. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Drinks quite easily considering the strength as the alcohol is really well hidden. Really nice creamy mouthfeel and a decent balance between the sweetness from the malts and the roasty bitterness.

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—only faint traces of clear dark red are present near the very bottom of the glass when it is held up to bright sunlight. It poured with a half finger high tan head that died down, but left a layer of bubbles coating nearly nearly all of the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coffee and roasted malts are present in the nose along with sweet notes of dark malts and caramel.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of dark malts and coffee with some associated bitterness, which is contrasted by notes of sweet malts and hints of caramel. Notes of roasted coffee beans linger into the finish.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied and rather smooth and creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely sense that this beer is strong from the heavy malt bill, but any traces of alcohol in the taste are deceptively well hidden. I enjoyed the contrast between the bitterness from the coffee and the sweetness from the malts as well as the smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark cola brown with a finger of creamy tan head. The settles into a halo, leaving very few splotches of lace along the way.

The aroma is straight up pecan pie with a huge glob of whipped cream on top. There's a mild note of roasted coffee and chocolate on the back end.

The flavor brings lots of caramel, coffee, and peanuts, followed by some sweet cream and a touch of baker's chocolate. A bit on the sweet side, but not cloying.

The feel is thick and creamy, with moderately low carbonation and a velvety smooth finish. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall, a very good oatmeal stout. It's very sweet, but the flavors are nice and the mouthfeel is on point.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Listed as "Onward Brewing Project- Rebel Stout Series #1."

This one pours a dark black, kind of glossy looking, with a small head, that disappears quickly with no lacing.

This smells like caramel, pecans, other nuts, sweet creamy coffee, vanilla, cream, and molasses.

This is a pretty complex coffee character on this one. The coffee conjures up images of caramel and sweet nuttiness. The beer is quite sweet, but tasty, with molasses, chocolate syrup, lactose, vanilla, and caramel. There's basically no roast character.

This is pretty thick, and slightly syrupy, and not entirely or fully attenuated, but still drinkable.

This is a pretty cool beer. It's big and sweet. A bit more attenuation and roast, and this would be super wonderful.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: [4.50] The can lists the ABV (11.0%) but there is no date code anywhere. Blackety black. Forms 1 finger of mocha colored head. Not great in terms of retention.

S: [3.75] Something vergetal then some smoke and chocolate. After drinking I am getting some coffee and cola.

T: [4.00] Smoke, milk chocolate, malt balls. After a while the coffee really starts to be felt. Overall sweeter due to the malt build. No sense of the 11% ABV.

M: [4.75] Really rich and silky feeling. Lower carbonation gives it more heft too. Nothing lingering.

O: [4.00] There is an off note in the nose. If you get past that this is a really nice beer. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Good variety of flavor. The 11% is totally undetectable. I found that the coffee didn't really make an appearance until it warmed a bit. Overall this is a really nice beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of their Rebel Stout Series... From the label, "There's more than one stout in Ireland, and we can prove it. Our Rebel Stouts are the dark Irish beer your mother didn't tell you about. Creating dark, mysterious and unique brews is our passion. Craft brewed in our independent brewery in Sligo."

The pour was a translucent dark brown, but netted an appropriately black-bodied brew in the glass, with a slim finger of dark tan foam on top. Some lace lingered behind, but got pulled back into the beer pretty quickly. Aromas suggested molasses and coffee, with some roasted black chocolate in the background. Sweet on the sip, bringing impressions of coffee sweetened with molasses and chocolate and lightened by cream. Feel was relatively light, soft and smooth, though I'm partial to a heavier build in any stout, particularly those coming in at imperial strength. Not much on the bitterness or char front - stayed sweet to the end with plenty of coffee and chocolate syrup through to the finish.

Packaged in a 14.9 oz. can with no dating, but I'm thinking the beer was a January 2017 or earlier release based on the brewery's Facebook page.

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The Rebel Stout Series #1 - Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream Stout from Lough Gill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 18 ratings