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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 67 | 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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Photo of badbeer


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

02-06-2006 01:07:31 | More by plaztikjezuz
Photo of Jredner


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

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


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.


Serving type: bottle

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

12-12-2005 11:05:33 | More by merlin48
Photo of BEERchitect


3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2005 19:23:14 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of russpowell


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

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??)

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2005 04:50:34 | More by russpowell
Photo of Xadoor


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

Poured a dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet, almost a chocolate fudge smell. Taste starts smooth and light, with roasted caramel and coffee flavours. Finish is a little bitter and dry with almost a burnt wood flavour. Mouthfeel is a little thin. An average stout, but I'd probably drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2005 00:53:50 | More by Xadoor
Photo of karengarys


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

This pours quite blackish with a brown hue, a bit of a head which dissipates quickly leaving a carmel colored ring.

Smells of coffee and hop sweetness.

Taste is very strong on the coffee side. Coffee bitter and hop bitter. Even a little pine.

Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, but a bit thin.

Finish is somewhat surprisingly clean, but a pine bite is left behind. Bit of a bad aftertaste.

This is a good beer, but not my cup of, er, coffee. I like some stouts, but this one is a bit too heavily pine-hopped, and leaves a bit of an aftertaste. Worth trying, though, I'm just not buying a case of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2005 00:40:01 | More by karengarys
Photo of Brent


3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured an inpenetrable black with light tan lace. Some gentle chocolate in the aroma. Smokey, peaty malt, with the barest touch of semi-sweet chocolate. Not acidic, but felt a little thin in contrast with the big malt. A little coffee in the finish. This beer had a lot of potential, but never seemed to put it all together to be better than okay.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 15:06:50 | More by Brent
Photo of GreenWBush


3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blackish stout ruby. Large bubbled carbonation but really no lingering head to speak of. Spotted, tan bubbles.

Nose is akin to roasted cardboard. Almost fishy water characteristic. Sort of like turning on your heat for the first time in winter. Burnt dust.

Intense roasted malt on the palate is almost scarring on the tongue. Charred, smoldering wood. Ashes. None of the weediness i've found in alot of stout/porters lately. Nice malt laden finish, though.

Not particularly thick but passable.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2005 15:50:10 | More by GreenWBush
Photo of nlmartin


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

Poured from a bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance: Pours a pleasing blackness with cherry opaqueness to light. The head is a creamy coffee color. The head was present briefly then resolved to a film across the top. Very gentle carbonation bubbles in this beer.

Smell: Smells of sweet burnt coffee with some floral tones playing in the smell.

Taste: The taste is of overly burnt versus roasted coffee not offensive just burnt. Very little chocolatey goodness about it.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: Overall this is a very drinkable beer. The carbonation does not stop but it adds to the brew. This beer is light to medium bodied in mouthfeel. Not to shabby of a drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 15:51:17 | More by nlmartin
Photo of mentor


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

This just appeared in local stores, so it must be a seasonal that's fresh from the brewery. Nice silk-screened bottle, but no freshness date. Pours a two finger really frothy brown head. It's the color of light brown sugar. The beer is pitch black and has a hint of mahogeny edgings when held to light. Smell is roasted grains, lactose, and cotton. It just has a milky smooth smell about it. Chocolate became more apparent as the beer warmed. Tastes dry roasted grain. It would be rough but there is a smoothness in the malt sweet and the mouthfeel that tame this roughness. It's like dancing around in a dangerous situation, because you've got safeguards you trust will pull you out should something go bad. The sweet smooth carries some black patent sour/bitter that's mixed with a really nice caramel flavor. The roast wins out in the end, coming across in the aftertaste as a sugar-sweetened richly roasted coffee. I think there is some hop bitter mixed in with the coffee roast. Hop flavor is mildly grassy and comes across as the rounded 'cottony' flavor I associate with Fuggles (or possibly Williamette) hops. Body is only medium, but it's got some silky qualities that you expect in an oatmeal stout. Nothing like Samuel Smith's (for me, the best example of silky mouthfeel), but still a nice feature. As the beer warmed, an alcohol presence became apparent in the aftertaste that was not enjoyable. I'll bet this will settle if the beer is aged. Carbonation is on the mild side of moderate and there is really amazing lacing on the inside of my glass. A nice beer that's helped me realize fall brisk air means that winter is quickly coming. Over the next couple months, I'll probably enjoy a couple more bottle and may set back a bottle to age through the summer.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2005 06:23:31 | More by mentor
Photo of Frozensoul327


4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A great oatmeal stout. Very smoke like character reminded me of a rauchbier in some ways. Poured out to a black coffee color with a small brown colored head. Medium low carbonation. Lace was thick and vertical, unlike anything I've seen in a beer before. Aromas of coffee, caramel, toffee, smoked malts, roasted earth and grains dominated the nose and implied a treat was waiting in the glass. Taste was great; flavors of grain, malt and earth were in a cyclone of harmony, blending very well. My only qualm with this brew is in the mouthfeel. This was far too weak, lacking the thickness and depth of a good oatmeal stout. Still, it's not enough to take away from the overall enjoyment of this beer. High level of drinkability leads me to believe that this beer will find itself in my fridge again before too long. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2005 00:25:44 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of granger10


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

This Breckenridge offering poured medium black in color with a huge tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma was of oats and nuts along with a slight roasted chocolate aspect. Taste began was the roasted malt flavor that wasn't the most appealing to me. Floral elements from the hops underneath along with a lighter coffee base. The flavors get rounded out nicely by the oat precense. The sweeter oat flavor saves this beer. Finish is smooth. This beer is really smooth but a tad thin as well. Decent offering but nothing mind blowing.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2005 12:47:12 | More by granger10
Photo of clvand0


3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one pours a dark color with a medium head that falls quickly, but leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has some chocolate and some roasted malts with a hint of diacetyl. Smells nice. The flavor is much the same as the nose. Some chocolate and roasted notes with a little creaminess. Tastes pretty good. The mouthfeel is a lot more thin than I'd like to see, but it's still a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2005 15:30:27 | More by clvand0
Photo of kmpitz2


3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger of tan head that falls to a sparse coating over top. Nose is appealing. Good roasted and lighly creamy aroma, with just hints of chocolate. Flavor is right there with the nose. Good roasted malt upfront, with a creamy oat background. Finish is a little subdued. I'd like a little more of a flavor to hang on. Feel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. I'd like a touch more creamyness. Overall, this is a pretty solid brew. I could easily session this one. This may find its way into my fridge a few times this winter.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2005 01:50:24 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of naderator55


4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had out of a 12 oz. bottle.
Poor a very nice thick head. Exactly what I expected out of a stout. Was a very dark black, could barely see through the glass.

The smell of roasted malts came through very strong with a kick of bitterness.

Taste was dark with the roasted maltss being evident. This had a little bit of a sweeter kick than a bitter kick.

The drinkability was fair, went down smooth, sometimes didn't realize how fast I was actually drinking it.

This was my first beer of this variety, and I think it represented the style well.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2005 22:37:32 | More by naderator55
Photo of Fugazme


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

Very black. The only light that got through was at the very bottom of the glass. 1/2" tan head with big bubbles that fades over a minute or so.

Smell is hoppy and robust. Nice floral and some coffee notes. Maybe even a touch of lavendar in the nose. Nice

Flavor is pretty good, but didn't last throughout the glass. It was great to start and good to finish. Coffee and malt. Bitter hops on the backend. Pretty well balanced.

The nose on this one is the best part.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2005 23:44:51 | More by Fugazme
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