Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by BillyPirate:
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
Bottle poured into a pint glass
A- One finger of quickly dissipating head with minimal lacing. The appearance can be improved distinctly with a vigorous pour. Appealing black, opaque body.
S- Negligible bouquet of an earthy dark malt
T- Taste is where this beer makes its mark. It impressively capitalizes on its bold chocolate/coffee character without succumbing to the typically bitter aftertaste found in most oatmeal stouts.
M- Mouthfeel is sub-par for this style. Misses the opportunity to be chewy, substantial and filling by being far too thin and inconsequential.
O- The superb taste of this beer outweighs its deviation from the expected oatmeal stout style. This is the second Breckenridge Brewery beer I've sampled (SummerBright Ale being the other) and I've found both to have superior taste and drinkability. Breckenridge is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. Even with its shortcomings, this is my favorite oatmeal stout and an excellent session beer.
12-30-2012 21:34:20 | More by BillyPirate
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3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
Pours a solid black color with a deep brown around the edges. Quickly dissipating, tan head that is easy to bring back with a swirl of the glass thanks to the carbonation. The initial smell is burnt coffee beans, roasted malts, and barley. The smell is very subdued and hard to pick up on at first. You really have to let this one warm up a little bit, otherwise it's hard to smell anything. Taste follows through with a initial hit of bitterness and faint floral notes, but the roasted malt flavors are heavy and so it's easy to taste the bitterness but miss the hops. There are definitely some oats in the background that really come through at the end. Overall, your mouth is left with a nice bittersweet toasted malt flavor. A bit of oatmeal here, a bit of coffee beans there. This brew is pretty thick and creamy on the mouth with just a slight carbonation bite.
Overall, a reasonably decent oatmeal stout, fairly standard. It's not incredibly flavorful or unique, but it's highly sessionable at 4.9% ABV. Balanced well with bitterness and sweetness, just nothing exciting going on, really. A little above average I'd say, but not much to see here.
10-16-2012 02:52:20 | More by tectactoe
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured a black body with minimal white head that stuck around while drinking. Looks good and had a coffeeish aroma while smelling. The taste fit the smell-coffee and a little unsweetened chocolate. I enjoyed the taste but there was a mild burnt/roast flavor that gave a little unpleasant harshness on the finish. There were minimal hop aromas to speak of but the hop bitterness added to the burnt floavor of the coffee which increased the harsher flavor. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth and enjoyable. Overall, I thought this was a pretty decent beer but not extraordinary although I would drink it again.
01-17-2008 16:46:20 | More by hopsleeroy
4/5 rDev +9.9%
A - Black unless held up to bright light - then it is a dark brown. Even the bright light only comes through as though you are looking at thinned molasses. Thin, quickly fading, rich tan head with some lacing.
S - Big coffee with a mild bittersweet chocolate/toffee in the end. The coffee is what keeps with you.
T - All that coffee from the smell is easily found on the palette and the chocolate/toffee is just as mild. If you do not enjoy black coffee (by nose or taste) you would most likely not be a fan of this one.
M - Creamy stout goodness.
D - Yep - sure is, at least for the stout drinkers.
While writing this review, I keep going back to the glass for more smell and taste and I just notice that this is easily more than half empty now. I am quite enjoying this stout and will have to keep this on the list to watch for in the stores. This came from a Breckenridge sample pack that was on sale.
08-29-2011 00:33:41 | More by txbrewer
2.3/5 rDev -36.8%
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown black with a medium dark brown head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is lactose and some roasted / charred (plastic) chocolate malts and a bit of grain.
The flavor is acidic roasted malts and some sweet chocolate with a bit of bitter char in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation and slightly watery.
Overall, reminded me a bit of the Crabtree version. Pretty bland with some off notes. The sweetness and char didn't mix well.
04-11-2011 04:19:55 | More by Beaver13
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
This is deep dark black with a small coffee-colored head. It looks like just fantastic, kind of like a cappacino! The smell is of oatmeal (not too strong) and malt. The taste is quite smooth with oatmeal and chocolate flavors.
This is a drinkable stout and I'm afraid I could drink far too many in one sitting.
The brew doesn't have a lot of different flavors but it certainly is a decent stout and worth a try.
03-12-2004 23:30:43 | More by babyhobbes
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
12 oz bottle pours an ebony and opaque body with a one finger khaki head that retains well. Patch lace is quite prevalent on the sides of the glass. Aroma is subdued for a stout, with hints of sweet chocolate and smoked almonds. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, with a light medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is smooth, but lacking richness. Chocolate and coffee flavors are present, but very little dark roastiness. Hops are vague, but add a nice balance. Very average, overall.
12-12-2005 11:05:33 | More by merlin48
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
Poured the beer into a pint glass. Pours black with a quarter inch brown head. Foam does not last through the beer.
Smells of toasted malts. A little sweet.
Heavy-bodied with a heavy smoky taste to it. There is some bitterness at the end. In my opinion, not very smooth. The smokiness can be a little over-powering.
06-25-2008 04:46:14 | More by nem2006
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
Appearance: dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: chocolate, roasted malt, and oats
Taste: Big chocolaty start followed by oats, then roasted malt.
Mouthfeel: medium/heavy body, moderate/high carbonation, seeet start that becomes roasty and more bitter
Drinkability: A very good oatmeal stout. I could have several of these. This is one of Breckinridge’s better beers.
09-22-2011 13:13:12 | More by tigg924
3.43/5 rDev -5.8%
22oz. bomber poured into pint glass.
Black color, tan head with a decent lacing left behind. Coffee and chocolate in the smell, nothing overpowering or remarkable. Taste is much of the same, but a little better. I'm just looking for a little more to it. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, but still a little on the thin side. Pretty good to have once in a while but one is enough. Worthy of trying, you may love it.
03-27-2006 17:36:11 | More by badbeer
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Thanks to my Dad for sharing this beer.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate. It smells a lot like I expect an Oatmeal Stout to smell. The flavor is roasted and burnt malt with some chocolate and oats. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-30-2010 02:08:01 | More by Mora2000
4.83/5 rDev +32.7%
A: completely opaque black with a darker tan head that actually got lighter in color as the beer sat. The head stuck around through the drink and there was some decent lacing
S: not at all what I was expecting. This has a great nose as coffee does not overpower which is sometimes common with stouts. Rather there is a malty sweetness and an earthy, floral hop aroma. This smells awesome.
T: wow, starts with a malty sweetness that is quickly cut by the hoppy bitterness. This fades to a nutty biscuit flavor in the middle and the coffee notes don't come in till late. It ends with a subtly sweetness that is fruity in character. No real oatmeal character, that just helps to polish it all together.
M: very smooth and full-bodied. The reason oatmeal stouts are my favorite stouts is because the mouthfeel that the oats impart. It is thick and chewy but slick at the same time. This is great
D: Ill have another please. As far as oatmeal stouts goes... this is up there, way up there!
04-21-2009 23:24:56 | More by LyonsHead
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo - never had anything from Breckenridge before, so I thought I'd give them a try.
Poured into a small nonic. Chestnut-black in colour, pours somewhat thin. I have to say the head on this was quite impressive - thick and bubbly, lots of sticky lace. Survives as a thick ring.
Nose is coffee, cola, nuts, sweet malt and maybe a bit of roasted character.
Tastes fine. Incredibly easy to drink, very smooth. Initially quite sweet and malty, before the smokey, bitter finish takes over. Not what I expected - tastes a great deal like a porter.
The feel is what really sets this brew back - it doesn't feel like an oatmeal stout, or any kind of stout. It is quite thin and watery, giving it a feel much more akin to a porter.
A decent tasting oatmeal stout, something I certainly can see myself drinking again, and several at a time at that. However, it just doesn't taste or feel like an oatmeal stout, and so the scores reflect that.
02-16-2013 20:29:09 | More by JohnnyBarman
2.5/5 rDev -31.3%
served from a 12oz brown bottle with a crimped cap into a nonic glass. Opaque,black with barley a 1" tan/mocha head that dissapated like a soda.Had some thin sticky spot lacing.
Moderate aromas roasty,black coffe and some chocolate.
Very roasty taste with dried rolled oats was smokey/burnt wiht a earthy/mineral taste.Clean mid-taste with a moderatly sharp dry,bitter,woody finish.
Very light mouthfeel on the watery side with a slight amount of cloying.Was bland not interesting at all. Not interested in another. Looked really flat halfway through.. My first beer from this brewery,hope this isn't one of their better offerings.
09-10-2007 03:09:42 | More by jcdiflorio
4.08/5 rDev +12.1%
Had the beer at Flying Saucer in Houston, Texas.
Very good beer and definitely one of my more favorable stouts.
Dark beer with a nice creamy dark head. Very full bodied beer thats easy to drink.
I was very pleased with this beer. I do enjoy Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout and Young's but I would have to say this beer easily contends with those beers.
03-11-2010 18:47:53 | More by zingerhophead
3.23/5 rDev -11.3%
On tap poured into an 8oz glass.
Pours a very dark ruby brown with a one finger dark brown head that is very fine and creamy. Nose is dry and roasty not a whole lot.
Taste is bitter and dry with a sharp and coffee like finish that lingers for a while. Mouthfeel is a bit light and overly carbonated for me. Overall its decent but not special.
02-02-2012 00:38:48 | More by kingcrowing
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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