Lusty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout – Moody Ales (Port Moody, BC, Canada)

Lusty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout – Moody Ales, 5.8% ABV – 38 IBU, 650ml., (Port Moody, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)


on the front-left label:

“Some say the only ingredients in beer should be barley, hops, yeast, and water. We say, the more the merrier. The Lusty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is brewed with chocolate malt and cocoa, then conditioned on cocoa nibs for an intense chocolate flavour. Toasted oats contribute a baked oatmeal cookie aroma. A perfect treat right before bed.”

Grains: Maris Otter, Chocolate, Crystal 60, Flaked Oats, Carafa Special II

Hops: East Kent goldings, Fuggles

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  • Style: (flavoured – cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, lactose)
    Oatmeal Stout
  • Taste: Sharp crisp metallic chocolate malt dry cocoa roasted bitter malt disjointed transitions
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $7.45 (after 10% off) – 650ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no, not refined

Visual: (cellared for 2 years). Pours jet black with a sizeable frothy 2cm slowly dissipating head, 2mm creamy retention, a bit of lacing, very active scattered micro streams.

Nose: cocoa powder malt, cocoa nib nutty, toasted-slight burnt toffee biscuit (lvl-9)-pungency

Attack: sharp crisp, full-tingly, subdued sour background

Mid-palate: metallic oaty chocolate malt, mild milkiness, (lvl-4-sweetness), dry cocoa base, soft toasted bitter barley malt

Finish: residual dark cocoa, lingering roasted dark malt

Summary: Decent dark roast chocolaty flavour but somewhat marred by a metallic sharpness. The oats and lactose don’t seem to create enough of a creamy silkiness to complement the cocoa, which itself isn’t too spectacular. Drinkable, but the transitions lack finesse and are chaotic to the palate.

Beer Geek Breakfast – Mikkeller (Denmark)

Beer Geek Breakfast (Oatmeal stout brewed with coffee) – brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway, 7.5% ABV, 11.2 fl.oz., (Copenhagen N, Denmark)


info from ratebeer.com:

“An oatmeal stout with 25.0% oat-based ingredients and a nice touch of gourmet coffee. A beer that goes extremely well with breakfast.”

Ingredients : Water, malt (pils, oat, smoked, caramunich, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), roasted barley, flaked oats, hops (centennial and cascade), ale yeast and gourmet coffee.

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  • Style: (flavoured – oatmeal, coffee) Stout
  • Taste: Clean deep roast bittersweet coffee subdued fruity sour roasted barley malt
  • Where I got it : Stearns / LA
  • How much: $7 USD – 11.2 fl. oz., September 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yep, would like to stock a few bottles for reference
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: YES

Visual: (cellared for 2 years). Old label prior to 2017. Pours jet black with just a bit of bubbles, thin ringed retention. Some barely visible bubbles surfacing.

Nose: roasted liquid barley and roasted coffee mix, hints of alcohol. Fairly clean. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: slightly thicker-light crisp, oily roasted coffee impression

Mid-palate: clean deep roast coffee, background subdued coffee sour-fruity note, (lvl-4-sweetness), sweet roasted barley

Finish: pleasant roasted bittersweet coffee exhale, off-dry dark chocolate

Summary: All around super clean and virtually no alcohol detection – ABV just right. Wickedly sippable with balanced bittersweet roasted coffee and barley notes. This makes me want to try the other BGB variants.