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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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1,388 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,388
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 23
Gots: 135 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
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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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My browser crashed so here we are again. Typing in notepad.

Appearance : Chocolate brown to black, almost no light penetrating. The beige head is about 1 finger tall and leaves some lace on the sides of the glass.

Aroma : Burnt and charred malts, followed faintly by dark chocolate and some root/earthy notes, as well as some dirty hop. No oatmeal to be detected.

Taste : The burnt malts come out in a big way immediately, taking up most of the flavor profile. As the beer slides down there is some faint dark chocolate that rests politely on the palate and also some very muddy earthy notes and dark hop.

As the beer warms up a bit it starts taking on a garbagey antiseptic property. Points deduced.

Mouthfeel : The burnt notes mixed with an intense carbonation gives the sensation of the tongue being on fire almost, which depending on who you are is either interesting or displeasing. To me it's a little too carbonated, I could have gone for smoothness instead of the stabbing prickliness, but it drinks fairly well aside from that. It ends dry like a drought and fairly dusty.

Overall : I enjoy the beer but there's a lot wrong with it. First off, there's no oatmeal. If you're going to advertise "oatmeal stout" on the label, I should be able to detect it with one of my five senses. This is very much an English Stout, as it's a bit too intense for a milk or sweet stout and is wreaked with kilned malts. Drink it ice cold, because as it warms up its flaws become glaringly clear. It's basically very burnt and charred, mixing with some dark chocolate and dirt and hop. It's decent but not outstanding.

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2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgillespie
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pitch black with a very thin tan head.

Smell: A little dull, hint of coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste: Much stronger than the smell, but similar. Some espresso, a little sweet from chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, medium body.

Overall: A solid stout beer, very drinkable. I would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a small tan head. Smells like roasted malt and coffee. Taste is mostly roasted malts with a little bit chocolate. Has a medium mouth feel, more light than it is full.

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leantom
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed their Vanilla Porter. Let's see how this one goes. Here goes:

A: Pretty good. Pours pitch-black with a small head. Leaves good lacing.

S: Coffee, some dark chocolate, some oats. The smell is pretty muted, however, relative to other oatmeal stouts.

T: Good. Roasted grains impart tastes of coffee and dark chocolate. These tastes are also complimented by oatmeal and dark fruit (plum, raisins, etc.). Good compliment of flavors, but relatively mild on the palate (not robust like in other oatmeal stouts/porters).

F: Light and watery but well-carbonated.

O: Solid beer; probably won't have again, though.

Photo of maedhros09
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours black/brown with nice big head that leaves lacing
Smell: roasty, sweet
Taste: A mild sweetness and roastiness, mild bitter hops towards finish. Light on flavor but good balance.
Feel: fairly carbonated with medium body
Overall: I remembered not being very impressed with this last time. True, it's not the smoothest, richest, most flavorful oatmeal stout, but it has a nice balance of fairly subtle flavors and it's pretty drinkable.

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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

dark pour, decent taste not bad, not amazing.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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