Little Creatures Single Batch Oatmeal Stout

Formerly brewed at Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Stout
Fremantle, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Single Batch 3 started a lively discussion around the brewers table resulting in a delegated home brewing mission to develop the recipe for our first ever stout. Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts combine with roast barley to form toasty, biscuit undertones while the addition of rolled oats smooth and round out the palate. No surprise when we say several doses of Horizon, NZ Rakau and Willamette hops have been thrown in for flavour, balance and bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
angryrobot (32) - - NOV 9, 2010
bottle, pour black, aroma light, roasted malts, taste is big on the chocolate malt and a bit of sweetness, only a little astringent roastyness. bitterness is pretty low. palate is silky smooth with low carbonation. good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1482) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured a dark cola color and setttled black in the glass. Just some touches of ruby here and there but otherwise no light penetrating this. One finger white head. Very solid looking and shows very nice carbonation for the age of this. Head holds up well before receding to a nice thick film that leaves good streaks of lacing. S-- A bit thin. It is a 4.2% beer so will not fault it there. Decent amounts of rolled oats, carmel, dairy and milk chocolate. More it warms the flavors pick up more and nose gets better and bigger. Still soft but a well rounded nose. T-- Oatmeal. Lots of oatmeal. Actually really well done. Good backing of Carmel and milk chocolate. Very smooth beer. M-- Very dry. Good thing the hops have dropped off in this. Classic oatmeal stout. Really nice rich oats with the right touches of Carmel and chocolate. Dry finish. O-- Thought when released this was not good at all. Now a really nice beer. Getting of the belief that LC is rushing out product in the single batch series. Cold conditioning did wonders for this beer. For me one of the best of this entire lineup but with long cellaring. Suggest cold conditioning with the rest of the releases so they mature more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmeup (669) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
Not a real standout in the Stout arena. Very mild hop character, dark malt, vanilla, cappuccino and chocolate. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with smallish tan coloured head. Fairly typical stout like aromas of roasted grain, dark chocolate and coffee. Slight sour edge which I didnt mind. Flavours are fairly similar. Slight sweetness up front with decent bitterness from the roasted grain on the finish. A little thin for me. Nice but nothing to really stand it out of the crowd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3511) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2011
Had this one from the pint sized bottle and was pretty terrible. Had it on tap at The Queens and it was a completely different story. I am going to rate the one from the tap because I remember there being a fermentation error with the batch that went into some of the bottles so Ill disregard my bottled single batch. Pours a very dark ruby red with almost no light coming through, has a two finger off white head. Lots of roasted aromas in there with a fairly big hit of coffee and chocolate. Seem to get a hint of earthy grass and pine, maybe the NZ hops ? Tastes of rich coffee, cocoa, sweet malts and a small underlying hop tone throughout. Has a much better palate off tap than from the bottle. Overall i really enjoyed this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ OznNZ tasting 2011. [thanks bluebetty]
Pours lovely dark chestnut with a great, creamy, light-beige head. Aroma has lots of distinct oats, light sweetness, mild liqourice and sweet chocolate. Medium carbonation, impressive dry and slightly creamy mouthfeel - especially for the ABV. Flavour is mildly sweet, roasted, liqourice. Very dry and malty bitter. Really elegant and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle. Dark ruby pour with a lasting creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty and smoky with notes of grass, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is pretty much the same as the aroma with some additional woodiness. Mouthfeel is light and a little watery with moderate carbonation and a lingering roasty finish. Nice enough but as far as oatmeal stouts go this is a bit thin, could be a bit more full bodied and less watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (401) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2010
568mL bottle. Pours very dark red, transparent to bright light with a thin off-white ring of foam. Roasty with chocolate, coffee, a little malt, slight woody hop aroma, subdued but not bad for the ABV. Subdued flavour, theres a burnt bitterness, mild sweetness. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, reasonably creamy with a mild burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1450) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2010
From a 568ml bottle on 7/12/2010. Has a chocolately (think Chico lollies), toasty, coffee aroma. Has some nice chocolately sweetness upfront, followed by roasted flavours, and quite a long, almost tart hop finish. Goes down nicely and has a fair bit of character for something which is only 4.2%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5594) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours thick, syrupy and black as a moonless night with a creamy coffee coloured head. Strong bitter dark chocolate aroma with a malty backdrop. Solid in the mouth with a good strong smoky flavour that dances over the tongue.

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