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Lefty’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A complex stout with a delicate balance of the bitter flavors of 100% Valrhona cocoa powder and the creaminess of the oats make this a crowd pleaser.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Stealthy is the best way I can think to describe this beer. The aroma is mild cocoa and little else. The flavor is also mild cocoa with some roasted malt notes. Med to lighter body for a stout. Clean light finish with some citrus probably from the hops. Generally very understated in all dimensions which makes me consider... what if this were a cocoa IPA. Amp up the bitterness a bit and crispen up the mouthfeel you’re there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Smooth tasting stout... Very drinkable with a hint of cocoa... Nice brew... Very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1690) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Nice looking brew. Coffee and chocolate notes. Somewhat thin palate for the style. Good for the price but nothing spectacular here.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
chpr10j (3) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
Looked good, but that’s it. Taste was very disappointing. Wasn’t expecting to be totally overwhelmed knowing their beers, but an Oatmeal Stout should have some flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle purchased @ Ryan and Casey’s Liquors, Greenfield, MA. Tulip shows a deep pitch black with a thin tan head. Light retention. Nose is exclusively chocolate. Medium body with a mild watery texture. The flavor is rather rich, with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malts, chocolate powder and a hint of oatmeal. Finish is mostly drying. Nice sweet stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle with friends on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Subtle roast nose with hints of cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some milky dark chocolate, mild earth, hints of semi-dark fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest roasted malts in the finish, some warm chocolate, very light toasty earth bitterness, subtle warmth. Pretty decent brew. Nice, restrained chocolate character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffLover (91) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Merry Christmas - this was a gift. Not bad - tastes more like a porter than a chocolate oatmeal stout, but I would drinnk it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
22oz bottle from the Lefty’s tasting. Pours a nice black chocolate color, aromas are rich for the style. Super smooth and tasty, the chocolate is pronounced, but a bitter chocolate and the oatmeal portion makes it very easy to drink. Best one from Lefty’s so far.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3702) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle from Kimballs. Dark brown body with medium head. Nose of oatmeal, roasty malts and chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet with malts and plenty of oatmeal taste. Also notes of chocolate. Pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPADad (4) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
An outstanding version of a difficult brew. Not overwhelmingly chocolaty, bold but not cloying.


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