Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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1,416 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 25
Gots: 154 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.95% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2001

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Reviews by joshuadlight:
Photo of joshuadlight
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Here in the panhandle of Texas, Breckenridge brews are pretty available. This is the second I've tried this week, after the Agave Wheat.
Only the slightest burgundy hues escape this opaque beer when held up to bright light. The head is attractive but look away and its gone. Lacing is minimal. Coffee notes and woody aromas. Cocoa nibs in the taste, with a little unpleasant bitterness. Way too watery for the style in my opinion. Low abv makes this a fine drinkable brew.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of hopsleeroy
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of txbrewer
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Beaver13
2.32/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of babyhobbes
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of merlin48
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of nem2006
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tigg924
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of badbeer
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of LyonsHead
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jcdiflorio
2.52/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of zingerhophead
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of ryanocerus
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber/near black in color with a short-lived caramel head. The aroma was roasted malt with coffee and chocolate undertones and a mild hop appearance. The flavor was big on roasted/coffee and dry in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and the flavor lasted forever. It is an extremely drinkable stout and I can't wait for the next one.

Photo of far333
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dark mahogany colored and nearly opaque, but ruby highlights appear at the edges. Low oatmeal colored head recedes quickly. Aroma of toasted malt and cocoa, some leather notes. Rich flavor of dark malt, some cocoa, subtle charred bark and root beer, leather and roast in the finish. Slightly watery mouthfeel, finishes tingly, I expected more body. It's tannic and woody and talcy at the same time. Seems to straddle the dry stout style. Drinkable, but off style.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts off a little questionable, not a good color for stout, kind of a weak middle of the road brown color, head is weak as well. Smell is nothing to write home about. Not bad, but just average.

Taste starts to grow, typical oatmeal stout, a little chewy, much more than the aroma and appearance of the beer would have led me to believe.

Sticks around tastewise, doesn't evolve into the tobacco taste some stouts will do. Not a complex oatmeal stout, but its hard to make a bad version of this style. Straight forward.

Photo of ADR
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown to black look, just a speck of light comes through at the bottom. Tan head rises to over 1/2 an inch in height and leaves laces that last until the end of the glass. Sweetened coffee aromas, a dustiness like confectioner's sugar. Texture is decent, could be more coating as its an Oatmeal Stout, I'd give it medium but a bit sandy. Flavor begins with a malty cocoa impression, but the chocolate tone warbles into cheaper off flavors just a bit. Does dry respectably mid mouth to close, a re-assertment of coffee roastiness, perhaps a speck of hops combining. The mouthfeel and late bittering are more like some Dry Stouts, I'd give this decent drinkability.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a dark black with ruby highlights tan head floats nicely with good retention large bubbled carbonation trail of lacing follows each sip. Aroma creamy dark chocolate roasts really alot of cocoa powder notes and herbal hops in the background a nice straight forward oatmeal stout not as soft smelling as some oatmeal stouts. Flavor creamy chocolate flow dark roasted malts give off a great amount of bitterness with a light herbal hop profile lending some help as well sort of a tart finish on it. Mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied evenly carbonated. Drinkability is decent kind of a boring cookie cutter oatmeal stout dark roasts with a creamy edge definitely still enjoyable, just doesn't do anything to set it self apart from other stouts.

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in standard pint glass.

A - nice light nut brown head over brown-tinged black body; nearly opaque liquid. Head is short-lived, but sufficient to leave lacing on surface of beer and glass for a while. Aroma is the strong point of this brew.

S - rich, but not strong, aroma. Primarily a coffee-like maltiness

T - a bit disappointing given appearance and aroma, but pleasant with no off-flavors except for slight burnt component in the finish. Seemed to have more roasted barley than oatmeal flavor. After some initial sweetness, it does have a moment of bitterness but this quickly departs, leaving a somewhat dry finish.
IBU = 31

M - too light and not creamy enough for a high rating. Good carbonation level

Photo of glid02
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Taco Mac Metropolis in Atlanta.

Pours black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of roasted malts with hints of semi-sweet chocolate. As it warms hints of char and sweet oats waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Roasted malt flavors without much depth kick things off. Midway through the sip the flavors turn slightly chalky with hints of unsweetened chocolate. The chocolate flavors fade out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's a bit on the thin side, especially with oats as an ingredient, with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall there wasn't a lot going on with this beer but it wasn't hard to drink. Not worth seeking out but not worth avoiding either.

Photo of Nibbley
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black, black, dark black with a mocha that fades to a small ring with streaks down the glass. Aroma is of dark toast and a slight coriander and bitter chocolate. Taste is of Ethiopian coffee and bitter chocolate with an abundance of small soft carbonation. An above average Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge.

Photo of LXIXME
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Small to medium sized long lasting light brown head finally settle into a decent lacing above a clear dark brown to black colored stout.

Roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and cherries are subdued, it would be nice if they were a little more pronounced.

Dark chocolate lingers in the taste, nice rich roasted malts with a Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate taste dominates.

A lasting light dry aftertaste laced with bits of roasted dark chocolate malts.

Quite tasty, maybe enhanced by the rains and lower than normal temperature outside.

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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