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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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1,259 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,259
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 19
Gots: 85 | FT: 1
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +9.9%

On tap at Breckenridge in Denver, CO.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that fades to an oily film. Thick broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted oats, dark malt, and cookie dough. Taste is exactly the same as the smell. This beer has good carbonation which makes for a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good solid oatmeal stout that I would get again.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a tan head that fails to build very high and fades rather quickly, leaving minimal lace

Smell: Unusually weak aroma; just a hint of roast

Taste: Starts out with a milk chocolate flavor that adds a bitter coffee element by mid-palate; a bit of citrus hops join in as well, but after the swallow, the bitter flavors fade and leave the chocolate to stand alone

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Although the flavor profile is not outstanding, this is a very nice drinker; quite enjoyable

brentk56, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -3%

Almost opaque dark brown-black. There's a small head, even after an aggressive pour, that recedes quickly to a thin film. Minimal lace. The flavor is somewhat chocolate malty and tastes a little like coffee. Some bitterness is present, but the beer is balanced overall. It's also moderately dry, especially on the finish.

The mouthfeel is no better than average. Thicker and creamier would be great. Drinkability is high due to the balanced flavor, the lack of heaviness and the relatively low ABV.

Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout is an average to slightly above average stout. I'd never turn one down, but I'll always reach for Mr. Smith's version if given the choice.

BuckeyeNation, Dec 01, 2003
Photo of BEERchitect
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%

It's your average everyday Stout from a typical microbrewery. Aromas are solid and strong with a good malt base and heavy notes of coffee and chocolate. A toasty, yeasty, hoplike aroma swirls around the roasted malts. Lightly mellow and sweet from lactic sugars. Looks nearly opaque and dark brown with a foamy tan head that persists. Flavors are bold upfront with the roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, and malt with a silky sweetness comming in quickly. The beer quickly falls off of texture leaving a lightly watery and roasted grain texture that gets a bit chalky. Finishes quite the same with a charcoal like aftertaste. Not unpleasant, but a bit weak late in the drink.

BEERchitect, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9.9%

GRG1313, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Appearance: Pours a black body with a bubbly, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and dusty dry oats.

Taste: That's not at all what I was hoping for! No, but seriously, I was expecting much more sweetness from this brew. Taste is mainly roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, and later a bit of smoke. A bit of caramel sweetness can be coaxed out as it warms. Finish is dry, with a fair amount of roastiness, smoke, and only the very faintest floral hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Though not exactly what I was hoping, it's still a pretty solid beer.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

This poured out as a deep brownish black color with a decent brown colored head that faded away rapidly. The smell of the beer is rich with burnt roasted aromas giving a light impression of chocolate on the nose. The taste of the beer is heavily roasted as well, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of transition from start to finish though. It's mouthfeel could have been a bit thicker. Overall this beer was decent in my opinion, I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

Knapp85, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Been meaning to try this beer for some time now, and today is the day. Get some. It pours a bleakly dark black-brown topped by a finger of creamy tan foam. The nose comprises toasted wheat, toasted oats, light roasted malts, and light chocolate powder. I gotta admit, though it sounds mild, it's still pretty pleasant and effective. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said of the taste, which is overwhelmingly of charred oats, with some chocolate powder, mild coffee, and black pepper being neglected in some flavor basement. That isn't to say things taste bad, just not as good as they smell. The body is a light-feeling medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a pretty smooth feel. Overall, not a bad oatmeal stout. Not a particularly noteworthy one, but definitely nice enough to drink fairly happily.

TMoney2591, Jun 09, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%

Black body, sticky collar of tan lace crowns the glass nicely. A fingers width of foam fades to a topographical peninsula of bubbles along one side, extending into the center.

Aromas of graphite, grape juice, berry wine. As it warms it smells more like chocolate milk.

Thin and astringent, deep roasty flavor though. Lingering flavors of bitter unsweetened bakers chocolate, dark roast cafe mocha, graphite. The light body needs some improvement, though the flavors are approaching a bold level. Not a bad introductory stout, but it really left me wanting more.

emerge077, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

12 oz bottle pours our a deep black color. A good 3 finger head. It smelled of coffee. The taste had hints of coffee, malt and naturally a little oatmeal taste. It had a very dry mouthfeel. It was fairly heavy but drinkable. I had several over the weekend and enjoyed them all.

zeff80, May 08, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Breckenridge has pulled no punches with their deeply roasty Oatmeal Stout. It delivers the typical appearance with the exception that the head retention could be a bit better. The nose is quite nice, and roasty black coffee mixes with softer notes of caramel, wet brown sugar, and molasses, welcoming you to take a sip. The flavor, however, is not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests, but the dense roastiness remains. It's more like burnt coffee than espresso, and it becomes quite dry in the finish. It's full-throttle!... but also slightly unbalanced.

NeroFiddled, Mar 28, 2005
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

Acquired via trade from Slatetank, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin light brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted malts, creamy milk chocolate, oats and coffee with a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is malty and creamy as you would expect, with flavors of milk chocolate, toasted oats and black coffee. There's a very mild hops presence which is normal for the style. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style. I've had better beers Oatmeal Stouts but this beer is worth drinking if you're in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours close to a pitch black with a fairly thick head that approaches 2 fingers. Leaves a massive lacing as time passes. Nose is distinct with an obvious sweet tone. Taste is deep with extremely thick coffee tones. Mouth-feel is slightly bitter with a thick and frothy feel. Overall a good brew. Worth drinking again and again I think, because of it's even style.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

22 oz bomber.

Poured inky brown to black with just a shard or two of light penetrating. Brownish tan head (good head retention & lacing), carbonation dances throughout!

Smell: Coffee, roasted grain smell, choclate and hints of iron???

Bitter choclate, the iron again, graininess, and hops on the tounge and throat.

Mouthfeel Chewy, but balanced with optimal carbonation levels. No silky smoothness, but close

Something isn't quite there ( more malt I think ), but worth keeping around for the holidays & the pending ice age (april??)

russpowell, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

Color, dark as the night, black as they come. Head is full, lush, cocoa-colored, long-lasting.
Aroma: sweet, soft, creamy.
Taste: full, rich, tasty, toasty, with a prodigious mouthfeel, satisfying texture, rich and delicious. Long, rewarding finish.
A most marvelous stout, one I'd happily quaff again and again.

And again, thanks to Bruiser81 for the sample!

feloniousmonk, Oct 31, 2003
Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

Purchased as part of the sampler case.
Decanted cool into a nonic.
A - A squid inky black w/ a modest 2 finger head w/ spacious bubbles after a vigorous pour. The lace speckles the glass like confetti.

S - Nutty, malty and caramel scented w/ a touch of malted milkball and a slight mineral odor. A bit of herbal hop aromas complements the dark malt and roasted coffee scents.

M - Dry w/ roasty qualities and a sweet subtle finish. A skosh less than a full feel.

T - A gentle cocoa and peanut skin flavor w/ a sweet cracker crumb flavor starts off the taste. A cocoa flavor w/ a touch of chalk rides the herbal spice and gentle bitter malt w/ a hint of char. The sweet malts smooth out the dry finish. The stout has some creamy qualities, but not the kind you expect in the style. Roasted malts w/ light mineral notes dominate the taste.

D - A nice oatmeal stout that is a tinge sweeter and lighter than most in feel w/ a nice flavor. A well balanced stout w/ relatively few flaws, jus not the filling kind of breakfast beer you might be looking for. I could drink this often, I consider it very drinkable.

Slatetank, Oct 26, 2007
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%

an absolutely fantastic oatmeal stout. pours a rich burnt black with mocha fluff on top a full inch thick. smells of sticky dark malts, unrefined primitive sugars, and booze. mouthfeel is a little tiny bit thin, a heavier vibe would bode well for this one when its dark out at 4:30pm. taste is roasted malts, toasted dry oatmeal, and a cold bitter strong coffee finish. all of a sudden its gone. a perfectly satisfactory representation of elegance and precision, this is breckenridge brewery's best beer by a mile

StonedTrippin, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

A nice creamy darker colored 1 finger head fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing, over jet black beer.

Nose wafts out plenty of oatmeal, a bit of creamy chocolate, a bit of a bready toasted malt, as well as a bit of light thinning malts almost, touch of roast and coffee.

Taste starts rich and creamy, fairly smooth and thick, plenty of oats, a hint of chocolate, bit of roast and coffee, very light toasted malt, but still has this very light feel and taste of a thinning lighter malt flavor. A slight earthy bitterness starts to come through with hints of a hop addition, which starts to get bitter on the finish, with lingering dark malts and oatmeal, a slight sticky feel, with a very slight metallic taste way on the finish, which seems to correlate with a slight acrid burnt coffee taste that is also very small, nitpicking almost. If it wasn't for the metallic/acrid taste and slight sticky feel this beer would be awesome.

Mouth is fairly thick, luscious, creamy, with perfect carbonation.

Drink is pretty good too, sessionable, creamy and rich, a nice light hop bitterness, the only drawbacks are the light metallic taste and the sticky finish.

jlindros, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

First had: on tap at Breckenridge Brewery, Blake St., Denver, CO

Poured opaque black (like a stout!) with a small cap of creamy, khaki head. Scents of dark, roasted malts, dark chocolate, oats and grains. Roasty taste, dark malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, and a touch of smoke. Not much else to say: pretty basic, and pretty good. Full-bodied, smooth, and a quite drinkable stout overall.

Rifugium, Aug 16, 2011
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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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