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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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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
growler at DLD, pours black with no head. notes just say oaty and chocolate. decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
Sampled from a growler at DarkLord Day, thanks anonymous person. Pours a murky brown with a small head. Chocolate nose, not picking out much else. Light chocolate flavors with a smooth palate. Not very sweet for a sweet stout, and actually finishes a little dry ... but a decent stout none the less.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Had this on draft on a recent road trip. Served in a pub pint glass. Appears a very dark brown with a good one inch head on top. Looks good. Smell is roasted oats and malts. Taste is roasted oats with some molasses. Mouthfeel is really thick/creamy and smooth. Little to no carbonation to speak of. This is a good offering and a very good representation of the style. It goes down very easy and with no signs of the alcohol content. Which makes this a very sessionable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Sampler-sized draft at LBC Black as road tar... no, that sounds unpleasant... well, black. A thin head owed partly to LBC’s lower carbonation levels across the line. A silky, creamy texture that does not mask the stout’s bitterness and a bit of driness. In other words, there are characteristics of nearly every kind of stout at work here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Draught during my Great Lakes area brew tour. Black pour with some ruby, small white head. The nose is of oats and chocolate. The oats are definitely in the flavor, but not as strong as other stouts of this style. The chocolate character is well rounded and appropriately sweet. A bit of bitterness is noticeable in the form of elusive, piny hops. The finish is dusty but mainly sweet like milk chocolate. The mouthfeel was reasonably silky with a fairly low level of carbonation. Had this for breakfast on a Thursday. What a great way to start the day!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
From a growler. Just about opaque black with a small frothy tan head. Coffee and chocolate evident in the aroma, a touch of oatmeal and caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was malty mocha with a hint of oats. Pretty good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2004
mmmm...the perfect end to my meal at the brewpub. first sip revealed a definate chocolate and coffee taste. almost like capuccino. smooth and silky for sure. not too sweet like some sweet stouts though. just the right balance. later, i also noted some molases and a bit of an anise taste as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Festival Tap: Black with roasty nose. Some chocolate coffee in the flavor, but flavor was rather light all around. Mouthfeel was especially creamy which was welcome. Slight dryness at finish, description says 44IBU.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3912) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2004
On tap at LBC. This beer formed a very small sized tan head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles that fully diminished. This beer was opaque with a black hue. The aroma was sweet, caramel and some coffee notes. The flavor was that of coffee and smoke. The mouthfeel was smooth and this was a medium bodied beer with good lacing. A good Sweet Stout and worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Review #2: Growler at 2008 DLD, my number hardly vary from the original review years ago. The mouth feel is thinner than before and overall not quite as good. -1 P, -1 Overall.

Review #1 (3.7) Very dark hue with amber and reddish highlights. A nice creamy tan head that produced above average lace. The aroma is sweet with lots of mocha, caramel, oats, and mild smoky notes. Also detected some floral hops, Kona like coffee aromatics, and zesty yeast esters as well. The taste starts malty with good mocha and noticeable oats characteristics. Additional undertones of traditional bitterness, smoke, pears, and coffee. The finish is lingering bitter and a touch lactic. The mouth feel is very smooth and soft, medium-bodied. This is one excellent sweet stout, hits on all notes. A touch more floral and bittering hops, also bit more body then it would be near world-class.


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