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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.95% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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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
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Jredner

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is of burnt grains/malt and mildly plastic-y. So dark plack it almost has a purple hue to it. Head is a compreseed pinky finger sized affair. Fore is somewhat smokey and toasty. Not at all to style. Palate gets thin and the flavor is watery with a mish mash of weak chocolate, tone down vanilla, cream and coffee. Just doesn’t get it right.

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

01-28-2006 15:54:59 | More by Jredner
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cheers2beers

Texas

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

Appearance: This brew pours a black onyx,no light to be seen through.The head is a dark manilla that stacks up about two fingers tall.With pillowy top,evaporating at a nice pace,while leaveing nice trail of laceing to stagger behind.

Smell: The aroma of sweet toasted oats,hearty malts,and even a hint of nuts can be found.Not much alcohol in the nose but was not expected, due to its low ABV.

Taste: Simular to nose,the sweet toasted oats remain along with the rich tasteing malts.Hops is subtle,the nuts i was smelling isn't really present in the taste.A bittersweet chocolate and a touch of caramel molasses in the finish.Medium to thick body with desent carbonation.

Mouthfeel: The stout seems to coat the mouth with a fine sweetened film as the tiny bubbles drain to my throat.

Drinkability: This is a great session beer.Low ABV would allow me and my friends enjoy a few these and for the price its worth a try.Not my favorite stout but definitely worth a rebuy.

Cheers2Beers

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

01-17-2006 00:34:09 | More by cheers2beers
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mynie

Indiana

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

That's the kind of pour I frankly did not expect to get from this brewery. Large, rocky brown head sits atop a very dark black that laces great.

Solid oatmeal stout. Deep roasted malt, chocolate, and that stingy oatmeal rawness. A little tame, perhaps, but very smooth.

Decent hop start moving quickly to bitter roasted malt, ending on a tree-barky earth malt. Very raw and robust.

This is a very good oatmeal and certainly the best beer I've had yet from Breckenridge.

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

01-10-2006 06:16:59 | More by mynie
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with no bottled on date indicated, but, the calendar is there. The color is inky black and not at all transparent. The head is light brown and very rocky after a generous pour. The head came out about an inch in height, but, dissipates quickly to a thin topper. There is a good amount of sticky rings of lace. The aroma is some sweet malts with a backend of coffee. I detect a small amount of hoppiness in there as well.

The taste is smooth with a lingering burnt malted flavor. There is also some strong hints of dark chocolate. I like the smoothness of the oatmeal stout. A good brew. Merry Christmas.

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

12-25-2005 00:13:35 | More by abcsofbeer
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walleye

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pourer black with light brown head that left a little lacing. aroma, malts and caramel came out 1st than came the molasses and chocolate, with some coffee. flavor got the same as the aroma. a little on the thin side but I enjoyed this one. very easy to drink

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

12-17-2005 01:59:22 | More by walleye
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours an ebony and opaque body with a one finger khaki head that retains well. Patch lace is quite prevalent on the sides of the glass. Aroma is subdued for a stout, with hints of sweet chocolate and smoked almonds. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, with a light medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is smooth, but lacking richness. Chocolate and coffee flavors are present, but very little dark roastiness. Hops are vague, but add a nice balance. Very average, overall.

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

12-12-2005 11:05:33 | More by merlin48
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82 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.