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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,297 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,297
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 20
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.95% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2001)
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

LvanB, Jun 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

IrishTank, Jun 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

insidetheoutside, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of roadrage
1/5  rDev -72.5%

roadrage, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Callipygea
1.2/5  rDev -67%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is a wonderfully opaque black beer with a dark tan head. There ends the good points. Smells of soy sauce, mushroom, green apples, sausage, and brown rice. Tastes like soy sauce, mushroom, oatmeal, sausage, and brown rice. The apple smell does not become an apple taste. Kind of thin feel, almost overwhelming bitterness and acridness.

Callipygea, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Ross1982
1.43/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I bought a six pack at a liquor store bottom shelf covered in dust.
I'm wanting to believe this was highly outdated or expired (?) beer at the fault of the liquor store.

So here it goes
Appearance - very dark brown to black. No head even with vigorous pour. And no lacing.

Smell- light roasted barley, coffee, raisin.

Taste- if it had not been flat probably would've been better. Really choked this down. Roasted barley, slightly hoppy, coffee and raisin notes.

Mouthfeel- almost zero carbination but thick.

Overall- not satisfied at all, but I will try this again if I find a fresh one. Again I think this is the liquor stores negligence and not the brewery's fault.

Ross1982, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Jemenhiser
1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

Jemenhiser, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.85/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - pours a typical stout black with a medium caramel colored head, too dark to note any carbonation

S - a rather bland aroma, a metallic chocolatiness/graininess is about the only smell i can detect, a slight hint at a hop profile

T - wow, not what i expected, the taste is kind of bland as well, no oatmeal or chocolate sweetness, only a slight coffee/hop bitterness, mostly a metallic taste

M&D - rough, hard to drink, though not a pour. i am shocked, everything i have had from Breckenridge up to this has been amazing, i need to trade for another one to make sure i didnt get a bad one. if i find that i had a bad one, i will edit this, ut for now, a surprisingly low score

sinstaineddemon, Jul 03, 2007
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

BBelch, Mar 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

get_bentley, Jul 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Buggs, Dec 26, 2011
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

bjmh, Jul 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Sovietfox, Aug 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

rspauldi, Jun 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

tmars13, Dec 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Peaches13, Jul 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

jfcaa193, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of trbergman
2.08/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A - Aggressive pour yields a black body with one finger of sticky taupe head.

S - Low aroma despite vigorous pour. Smells of bittersweet chocolate, raisins, and a bit of alcohol.

T - Powdery cocoa and hot oatmeal. Little hint of roasted grain. Surprisingly dry, with a bit of earthy hop character and moderate bitterness. Leaves a chalky, unpleasant aftertaste.

M - Smooth, but thin.

D - All this has going for it is looks, and that's not enough to save it. This is one of the few times I won't even bother to finish the bottle. If you want good beer, look elsewhere.

trbergman, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of CharlieMopps
2.23/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a deep black hue with absolutely no head whatsoever, zilch.

S: A roasted malt aroma that's nice, but there is an alcoholic scent in the background along with dark fruit.

T: For the most part, there's hardly anything to taste. The roasted malt flavor kicks in toward the end, and the balance is somewhat askew, which is surprising because the flavors are already low-key as it is. A washed-out finish with a weak, lingering malt aftertaste rounds out this lackluster beer.

M: Low, low, low carbonation, even for a stout. This gave the beer a mostly watery taste and feel, hardly any body for an OATMEAL STOUT.

D: Would not drink this again, as there's nothing to it. Just not really an enjoyable beer by any means, especially when in the market for something with a bold malt presence. They really missed the mark with this one.

CharlieMopps, Jul 15, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

apasternak, Jul 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

SenorHops, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

Beaver13, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of Blupoet03
2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into a tasting glass, raising a nice head. The color was dark, but not black as some oatmeal stouts can be.

This beer had a flat, bitter nose. The taste was coffee, stale dark chocolate, with a hint of alcohol. Aftertaste was chalky with a dash of hops.

The bitter and stale tastes are all that came through for me and didn't make for a good drinking experience. For lack of a better word, it went down harsh.

Blupoet03, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of Dogbrick
2.4/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Chocolate and beer do not belong with oatmeal. Not even Wilford Brimley would approve. There are other stouts I would rather have if given the choice. I may have gotten a bad batch but I have had much better Chocolate Stouts since.

Dogbrick, Jun 19, 2002
Photo of jcdiflorio
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

jcdiflorio, Sep 10, 2007
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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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