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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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1,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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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meechum

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured dark black into a pint tumbler with a little head (I don't think the server did it all the justice though) and left little to no lacing throughout the drink

S - Nice coffee and roasted malt, burnt toast smell to it

T/M - A nice thick oatmeal feel with the hallmark roasted malt taste to it..mostly like burn toast or bread with a nice bit of piney hops at the finish to even it out

D - Overall a nice example of an oatmeal stout..I certainly wouldn't turn it down..very good

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 03:40:09 | More by meechum
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briman

Texas

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

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours black, with some ruby highlights around the edges when held up to the light. Decent tan head, good retention, settling into moderate lace.

Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee. & dark chocolate.

Flavor is malty, with dark roast, & coffee coming through. Touch of a hop note in the bready toasted oat finish. A moderate amount of roasted malt bitterness lingers well into the aftertaste.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Good balance, smooth creamy mouthfeel that is somewhat coating as it goes down. Certainly a session candidate.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 03:36:56 | More by briman
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 19:20:00 | More by Slatetank
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was on nitro at the Breckenridge Brewery/BBQ and had the telltale cascading head. It was black with a light cream colored head, looked like a Guinness. Smells were slight roasted malts. The taste was roasted oats and malts. Nice beer, easy to drink, and went well with the rack of ribs. It smells

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-22-2007 15:06:24 | More by ArrogantB
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dren

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a light brown one inch head. The head falls but sticks around the edges leaving some lacing.

Smells like sweet malts and dark chocolate.

Tastes similar with slight sweetness up front followed by creamy bitter chocolate coating the mouth with a bitter chocolate taste that is slightly dry at the end.

Not as thick as some oatmeal stouts but not watered down like many others. Low carbonation makes it easy to drink.

This isn't a great stout it's just a solid one. I would certainly drink this one again but I don't think I would go hunting for it. A good effort.

Coming back to edit. I just finished the last few sips and drank them quicker than the others. This beer does seem watery when you drink it quicker, but it still leaves a very full coating of flavor in the aftertaste. I took half a point off of the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 00:39:38 | More by dren
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pure black color with about an inch of coffee-colored head. Retention isn't great, leaving only a thin film on top and minimal stick on the sides.

Smell is dominated by roasted malt, but there is a nice sweetness to it, as well. There's some caramel and molasses, along with coffee.

Taste is more bitter with less sweetness than the nose would have indicated. Roasted malt, which lends a bit of charcoal flavor, dominates from the start and through the finish. It's slightly bitter, with not enough sweetness. It also has hints of deeply roasted coffee beans.

Moutfeel is not as creamy and smooth as I'd like with an oatmeal stout. In fact, the carbonation tingles a little bit, and it's a bit thin.

This is a pretty mediocre oatmeal stout. Not bad, but not great. There are much better stouts out there, oatmeal or otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 16:26:16 | More by number1bum
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jasonjlewis

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazing dark black color with great head and retnetion.

Smell is strong of licorice and roasted malts.

Taste is of strong black licorice with chocolate malts. Bitterness is low and well balanced for an RIS? My notes say RIS, how would one not have much bitterness? Oh well. I don't remember, just what I had on my notes.

Taste is typical nitro mouthfeel, but it leaves the beer a little watery.

This could make for a decent session as it's smooth and well balanced.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-15-2007 00:36:59 | More by jasonjlewis
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iceball585

New York

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, thin dark brown lacy head that faded to a thin ring around the glass

S- Dark malts, oats, bakers chocolate, coffee

T- Strong flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, oats, malts, smokey, hint of hops

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp but lingering flavors of coffee

D- Very good for session drinking

This is a really great stout. It has a really strong first flavor a coffee then the other favors come into affect. Also not as heavy as most stouts are (if I didnt' know any better I'd think this was a porter).

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 22:53:01 | More by iceball585
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a very dark brown with a short head that falls quickly leaving light lacing.
The smell is roasted malts and chocolate.
The taste is dark toasted malts, maybe a little too toasted. A bit of dark chocolate as well.
Mouthfeel is a little too thin.
Drinkability is OK.

A decent beer, not the best stout but pleasant enough to try and drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 22:28:48 | More by meatyard
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 03:09:42 | More by jcdiflorio
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genog

Ohio

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

Pours dark black with choc milk type head that sticks around for most of this session. Smell is of tasted oat malt, and some chocolate. Tastes of the smooth oat malt and a little bit of dark cocoa. Mouthfeel is smooth just like most of the oat stouts. Not my favorite, but a better offering than the last Breckenridge I had.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 02:44:08 | More by genog
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2007 03:43:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mpyle

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opaque with a large, thick head. Exceptionally creamy with great retention. A beautiful looking stout.

Some weird aromas initially - olives and rust. As warmed caught a big of a coffee aroma, but subdued. No hop.

Dark malt flavors lost behind off flavors (oxidation problem or just an overly strong roasted barley character?) Å sharp, papery flavor late. A slight lingering bitter flavor in the finish.

Medium body and carbonation. A bit astringent - lacks the creamy smoothness of the style.

Not the most drinkable of beers - some flaws could be characteristic of an aged sample, so could be better brewery fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 16:26:32 | More by mpyle
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 21:39:12 | More by WVbeergeek
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kenito799

New York

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a frosty mug at the Quarter Circle Saloon, Kremmling, CO.

Pours a dark black opaque with a foamy tan head; lacing, nice looking. Mostly roasted to charred on the nose.

Typical well-made stout taste, nicely bitter with roasted malt and coffee notes. Not at all sweet, a plus, makes it quite drinkable and great with food. Though full-flavored it is not a heavy beer. Mouthfeel could be more creamy but does OK. Bitter coffee finish. Nice effort, would not mind having it again, especially on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 05:08:48 | More by kenito799
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep brown color with modest tannish head. Fantastic lacing.
Smell is extremely subdued, with some very light cooffe notes present.
Taste really stands out. Starts upfront with a nice sweetness, loads of coffee and roasted malt, And a firm balancing dryness at the finish.
Left a strong bitter taste (in a good way) in the mouth.
Good b]balanced beer with perfect drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2007 22:45:52 | More by tgbljb
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 19:39:49 | More by CharlieMopps
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Blupoet03

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 14:29:37 | More by Blupoet03
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

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

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 19:08:25 | More by sinstaineddemon
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tonistruth

Nevada

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

A- dark brown near black, 2 finger fluffy, float like head, great retent, thin film lacing

S- sweet, oats, lightly roasted, chocolate

T- lightly roasted dark chocolate flavors throughout, nutty, bitter burnt malt finish w/ a touch of sweetness from the oats, flavor hits you all at first, then slowly unrolls

M- light body, smooth, somewhat creamy, carbonation action at finish, lingering after

D- drinkable and flavorful, complex oatmeal stout, well worth a try, best of all, its sessionable

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2007 03:51:22 | More by tonistruth
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sabrills70

North Carolina

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

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Pours almost black with a three finger head, good longevity and good lace. Roasted coffee aromas mixed with chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of oak. Standard stout flavors here. Nothing special. A quality made and tasty beer just nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 01:47:56 | More by sabrills70
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bozebus17

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark brown with a small tan head. The head struggled to hold on but didn't last. There was a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smelled of sweet roasted malt, not an extremely strong nose.

Tasted very sweet with a little bit of a smokey bitterness in the finish. Roasted malts were prevelant.

The mouthfeel was very creamy yet somewhat watery and the same time. It reminded me of a Guiness nitro can: super smooth. This stout went down very easily and I could definitely drink this all night.

Overall I'd have to say this beer is a winner. It is a very drinkable and pretty tasty stout. I'll definitely try it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2007 20:07:32 | More by bozebus17
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

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

Pitch black | mild sized light brown bubbly/foamy head

Dark chocolate raisin powdery fruit cherry | light citrus twang | creamy oatmeal vibe

Dark roasted chocolate espresso | metallic snap | more dark/semisweet chocolate powdery rich | light roasted barley feel | significant bitterness | finishes dry/tart

Thicker than medium body | creamy texture

Not bad, not wonderful. I’d be up for a retaste some day.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 02:15:37 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

Bottle Date appears to be January 2007, Sampled March 2007
Pours an almost black, it sits quite opaquely in my glass. It is topped by an initially two-finger thick, light chocolate brown colored head that disappears fairly quickly. The aroma is driven by the roast malt character. Lots of toasty malt notes evoke thoughts of chocolate and powdered toasted soda-crackers. Despite the large dark malt character, the aroma really does not seem to pick up any dark, coffee-type roasted notes.

The flavor has a soft sweetness to it up front, though it has quite a light body to it. It immediately pix up toasted malt / almost roasted biscuit flavors; these flavors linger on in to a long dry finish. In the finish is also a touch of roasted acidity (think a hint of black coffee acidity) as well as more traditional roasted grain notes of roast coffee beans and deeply caramelized (to the point of being burnt) malt sugars.

This is a nice drinking porter, while the burnt acidity is kept low here (definitely a good thing in a beer of this gravity), it could certainly be improved if it was even a bit less. I really like the toasted malt notes in the aroma and flavors though; it makes me think of dry oatmeal that has been left to toast in the oven. I could easily quaff a couple pints of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 01:55:42 | More by Gueuzedude
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beeragent

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a deep brown, forming a very thin tan head that quickly faded, leaving light rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is light, smelling mostly of coffee. Taste is strong coffee, light roasted malt, with no hops detectable. Not exactly what I expected it to taste like. Medium mouthfeel, along with a clean smooth finish. Overall, not a bad stout, but nothing really there to seperate it from the rest. A very sessionable stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 07:10:46 | More by beeragent
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.