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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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1,205 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 66 | 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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Padron4KM

Arizona

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

12oz bottle, date code notched on the label.

Dark mohagany with ruby hues. Creamy tan head leaves thick sticky lace.

Aroma is malty and chocolaty coffee.

Flavor is deep, dark roasted coffee, with some sour milk.

Mouthfeel is creamy smooth.

Finish is medium long and slighty sour

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 08:48:59 | More by Padron4KM
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BadRockBeer

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type Sampled: 12oz. Brown crown-top bottle. Label includes “Bottled on Date.” Label reads “A TALL, DARK, AND DREAMY STOUT WORTHY OF THE NAME.”

Appearance: Pours black with red hue, nice 1 finger head faded quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Sweet spent grains, slightly biscuity.

Taste: Rich and smoky malt with an even balance of woody hops. Hints of coffee and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thin, tickling the tongue with very swallow. Slightly bitter.

Drinkability: Great. The thin make up of this wonderful oatmeal stout makes it drinkable any day of the week.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 02:47:10 | More by BadRockBeer
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aforbes10

Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle shared by Shivtim. Poured very dark brown/black. light brown head. Odor is nondescript, vaguely chocolatey. Taste is a soft chocolate and cappuchino blend. smokey wet coffee grounds and some vanilla. Mouthfeel is too thin and watery. Not a bad version of the style, but not an altogether good one either.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2007 16:22:19 | More by aforbes10
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured with a big, rocky, dark-tan head. The nose had notes of charcoal, chocolate, and licorice in varying intensities. The mouthfeel was full, but not quite creamy. The color was a very dark brown. I experienced a good bit of charcoal and chocolate in the mouth. The finish was more chocolaty with a light smoky presence, especially in the back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 01:46:37 | More by woodychandler
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BeerSox

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into mug.

Dark opaque black with razor thin ruby red edges. Brown thick frothy head that lasts a long time and finally settles to a frothy cap. Solid stacked lacing down the glass.

Dark roasted malts overcast by a strong smoked smell that seems to be similar to a BBQ house smell.

The obvious bitter malts along with a creamy oatmeal flavor. Some of that smokiness comes back in the mouth. Light bittering hops settle in the back in the mouth toward the end. Full bodied and smooth, with a bitter malty finish.

Not a bad oatmeal stout from Breckenridge. I like the smoked characterisitc, it adds a very unique detail. Great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2006 05:36:54 | More by BeerSox
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maundythirsty

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown beer with thick, persistent khaki head that leaves an impressive sheet of lacing. Bitter chocolate and espresso smell, with that astringent oatmeal twang.

Taste is a lighter version of the smell, also easier on the coffee flavor. Some chocolate. Quite bitter. Tastes like I took a handful of aspirin with it. Smooth mouthfeel. A little lighter than I expected it would be. Light carbonation.

Plenty good, but pretty darn bitter.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 06:48:57 | More by maundythirsty
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was on the menu as being part of the Small Batch series.

A - 1/2" thick, dense, beige perfect collar from the nitro pour. Excellent retention. Great lace. Dark brown, black stout.

S - Mellow, low aroma. Mild roasted malt with a tangy presence in the nose.

T - Roasted malt. Coffee. More character than a Guiness or Murphy's on nitro. Roasted bitterness in the end and some apparent hops.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Low carbonation. All relative to style.

D - Good drinkability. I expected more from a "Small Batch" series.
I think the nitro kind of takes away some from the characteer of this stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-21-2006 20:53:15 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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allengarvin

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured in a New Belgium chalice. A fairly pretty pour with a rather dark-tan head. Very coffee-like nose (with the pleasant addition of sugar). Good malt mix in the flavor, with more coffee, together with a nutty, lightly roasted note. Bitterness is moderate. Lingering toasted taste. A tad watery in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-13-2006 00:19:16 | More by allengarvin
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afinepilsner

Iowa

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

12oz brown bottle

Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout was pitch black in color with a tan head. The head stuck around a few minutes before becoming a thin layer that would remain nearly to the end with some lacing left behind. The aroma was roasted grain and dark malt. The taste was roasted grain (burnt coffee) and dark malt with a dry bitter finish. The body was light to medium (light for the style) with medium carbonation. Drinkability was fairly good.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-05-2006 21:11:15 | More by afinepilsner
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sloejams

California

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

sampler at Breckenridge BBQ & Brew, Denver

Thankfully after the vanilla sweetness of the porter dissipated, I was able to fully enjoy this hearty stout. It was full of flavor: roasted malts, almost Cheerio-like oats and expresso. It had all of the thick meatiness the porter did not. It was dry with a slight bitter lingering. This was the perfect finish to a healthy bounty of samplers.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

09-13-2006 21:17:54 | More by sloejams
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kimcgolf

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Had a 2 ounce glass of this draft as part of a 6 beer sampler at the brewery. Pours to an opaque dark brown, with thick tan head that lasted thru all the other tastings (this one was last), and excellent lacing. Aroma was a pleasant blend of oatmeal and malt. The flavor was a good mix of chocolate and toffee, all blended with the malty sweetness. Unfortunately, despite the excellent appearance, the body was fairly thin, which led to a slightly watery finish. This beer could have been better, after the initial start.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

08-02-2006 02:10:47 | More by kimcgolf
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xav33

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
12 0z bottle
Bottled 11/05, livered 07/06
Semi aggressive pour in a tulip glass

Poured dark, with reddish copper rim, with light head that died disappointly quick in a few lonely surface bubbles.

Smelt of roasted coffee and slight creamy lactic maltiness

Taste begins with short semi-sweet caramel hints suddenly peaking into smokiness and quickly dying on the palate to leave an awkward bitterness as the malty sweetness dies too early. Mouthfeel was overly light and effervescent for a serious stout, but results in a good summer quencher stout.


Overall I was attracted by its dark color but was disappointed in its light mouthfeel and smell despite an overall pleasant taste.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

07-30-2006 05:06:56 | More by xav33
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HoustonTX

Texas

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

A - Extremely dark brown, looks pure black with almost no brown shades coming through. Poured a superb head, with lacing all over the place.

S - Sugared malts/dark chocolate.

T - Upfront has bitter chocolate tones and light toffee. Sweeping water tones clear the palate of everything except a nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and dry. Drinkability is average.

An average Oatmeal Stout, but lacks the complexity to be beyond that.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

07-29-2006 22:18:58 | More by HoustonTX
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cameraman

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark brown color, with hints of red at the bottom of the glass. A small caramel colored head forms, but quickly dissolves. The scent of oatmeal is very strong, followed by hints of coffee. The oatmeal has a sweet taste that dominates the palate, with a slight bit of bitterness of hops at the end. A heavy, syrupy texture coats the palate, there is a bit of carbonation at the end. A descent oatmeal stout, good to in a pint glass and just sip through out the evening.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

07-14-2006 01:03:43 | More by cameraman
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Gagnonsux

Texas

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

Color is a dark, dark brown, almost black. The creamy head is of medium height and is a fairly dark brown. Retention is fair. Aroma is of sweet, roasted malt and is a bit on the weak side. Taste is dominated by roasted malt flavors, with an underlying oatmeal sweetness. Balance isn't quite right for the style, too much strong roastiness and not near enough sweetness. The roasted astringency is also a little too high. Still, this is a pretty tasty stout, just not great or quite to style.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

06-11-2006 15:24:29 | More by Gagnonsux
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whynot44

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very dark coffee color with barely any highlights even with a light behind it. Forms a decent chocolate colored head that subsides to just a ring fairly quickly but does manage to leave some lacing.

The aroma is dark roasted coffee with a bit of chocolate and caramel.

The taste is dry, dark roasted (even burnt) malt with some coffee and bitter chocolate, not particularly complex, finishes a bit metallic with lasting bitterness.

Medium bodied - thinner than you would expect from an oatmeal stout and slightly harsh.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

06-01-2006 04:32:54 | More by whynot44
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zeff80

Missouri

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

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.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

05-08-2006 04:14:43 | More by zeff80
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sacfly

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz, bottled on notched 6 (of 12) and week 5… So the year is???

Pours a dark brown, not quite opaque. Hints of redish brown on the edges. Thin head of brown small bubbles. Smells of chocolate and burnt caramel. Nice creamy mouthfeel is immediately noticeable. Nice roasted barley toastyness and chocolate notes. Burnt grain lingers long into the aftertaste.

Solid oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

04-30-2006 18:40:08 | More by sacfly
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

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

This oatmeal stout has a bit of a bite to it, roasty flavors stronger than the normal smoothness of an oatmeal stout in spite of chocolate tones underneath the slightly bitter taste. Good flavor, but seems a bit thin and water, though just a bit, with a smell like cold coffee. Overall, a good beer with an almost balanced taste. I would like it on tap to see if it smooths it out. If oatmeal stouts are usually too sweet or mellow for you, try this one out the next time on a buying trip.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

04-26-2006 01:05:30 | More by FightingEntropy
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LordChesterfield

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Typical black color, though not as black as some. Not as thick and smooth of a mouth feel as most other oatmeal stouts I've had. A little on the bitter side of oatmeal stouts, but not bad. Tastes burnt an slightly coffee like with hints of metallic flavor. Not the best example of the style, and not good in it's own right so its position is untenable.Change the beer.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

04-12-2006 07:02:01 | More by LordChesterfield
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badbeer

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

03-27-2006 17:36:11 | More by badbeer
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maxpower

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a reddish black color with a decent creamy light brown head that leaves good lacing in my glass, has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate flavors, medium body that has a kind of watery mouthfeel, nice bitter and sweet chocolate flavors in the finish, not bad.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

03-12-2006 20:53:12 | More by maxpower
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out very nicely for a 2.99 beer. It smells like a good stout only with more flavor than most common stouts. Taste has toasted oatmeal flavor written all over it, with burnt black barley/coffee flavors as well. It has a coffee aftertaste like a dark roast, it's very enjoyable. it's thick and smooth in my mouth. Lovely. I enjoyed this beer very much.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

03-10-2006 05:39:46 | More by Erdinger2003
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hero27

Minnesota

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

Gorgeous 22oz silk-screened bomber. Damn, it's nice to have bombers of several Breckenridge brews at my local store now.

Extremely dark..nice tan head, and the lacing left behind entirely coats the glass. Aroma is roasted coffee and cheap chocolate. Overall, the flavors are a little weak and don't blend together entirely well. Fairly simplistic roasted malt character with some dark chocolate thrown in.
Still too thin for my taste...a little more "chewiness" wouldn't hurt.. I gotta say, I'm a bit dissapointed. It's rough around the edges, and while it looks great (both the bottle and in the glass), it definitely needs some work.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

03-02-2006 00:07:31 | More by hero27
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

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

pours jet black with a tan head that quickly fell into nothing.
the aroma is malty, hint of chocolate.
the flavor is malty, coffee, chocolate, hopsack.
the mothfeel is a littel creamy.
I have had this beer in the past and this bottle taste better then previous samplings. i enjoyed this bottle pretty good.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

02-06-2006 01:07:31 | More by plaztikjezuz
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.