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Lafayette Black Angus Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The revival of a unique English stout, This brew combines five malts with 10% real oatmeal and hops from the Northwest. A full-bodied roasty ale that goes down smooth and silky.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12 oz bottle: Deep black core with tan highlights and a thick brown head. Notes were light but present, mostly nuts and caramel. The body was even and balanced with chocolate, nuts, caramel and coffee. The oatiness was missing though. A well done brew that didn’t extend itself in any direction to warrant a second look. Solid but expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10074) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Draft At LB brewpub. Poured a hazy dark black color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good roasted chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Moderate roasted bittersweet flavor with a Moderate bittersweet smooth finish of average duration. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Pours black with a fine, tan head. Aroma is largely coffee and chocolate. Flavor is largely coffee and roasted aroma. Mouth feel is moderate. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Very dark brown pour with no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, toffee. Nice, subdued aroma. Taste is slightly acidic with an oatmeal and roasted malt presence. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/26/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, scant head, light roasted aroma with a hint of coffee, sweet roasted malt flavor with a touch of dark chocolate, mild,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Clean aroma, slight toasted malt on the nose. Very dark, with very very thin head. More bitterness than expected, lacked the smoothness/silkiness that I’d expect with this style. Perhaps reducing some of the darker grains and adding more oat (malt) could balance this more. Generally bitter throughout with some dark chocolate in the finish. Overall it is a middle of the road oatmeal stout. .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest. Nose of coffee, vanilla, oats, and flowers. The beer is black. The fully lasting brown creamy head leaves good lace. The brew is very well balanced, and has moderate acidity. The long finish is of espresso. The full soft body is creamy and the finish feels dry. Lafayette was definitely the biggest surprise today! I made a new friend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2007
When held up to natural light, one can see that this has a very dark brown body. Its tan head lingers none too long. There’s a bunch of oats in the aroma, perhaps to be expected since the grain bill contains 10% oatmeal. This is complemented by lightly roasted malt and some bittersweet chocolate. Nice and smooth to drink, it tastes of roasted malts with a touch of barley, oats, and milk chocolate. A nutty/earthy bitterness enters midway though and lasts into the finish. Pretty decent.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Date: 4/28/2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Three Floyds Brewing Co. Parking Lot
Serving: Sampled from a growler shared by some generous person. Thanks whoever you are!

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Reminds me of those no-bake cookies chocolate and oats.
Appearance: Black.
Flavor: Creamy milk chocolate and some fruitiness. Not really that sweet, but not overly bitter either. About the sweetness level of a plain bowl of oatmeal.
Palate: Smooth and mellow.
Overall: Easy to drink. A decent Oatmeal Stout and better than most...

Rating: 6 3 7 4 14 = 3.4
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9/25/2007: Black Angus Oatmeal Stout is near black in color, opaque, and has no head. The aroma is a wonderful blend of smoky charred malt and chocolate. The flaovr is creamy and smooth and contains caramelized malt, some fruit in the mid-palate, chocholate, and some char. There is also a hint of meaty smoke. The body is medium and a touch thin on the palate. Overall this is a pretty solid stout.

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Lance. Rating: 8 3 7 3 15 = 3.6
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Note: Posted score is the average of the two ratings...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler @ DLD: Black pour tiny head. Aroma, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, some oats. Flavor was similar, pretty decent.


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