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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,262
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 86 | FT: 1
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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 MrHungryMonkey
3.63/5  rDev 0%

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.

MrHungryMonkey, May 18, 2007
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

Gueuzedude, Apr 24, 2007
Photo of beeragent
3.23/5  rDev -11%

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.

beeragent, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of Winter
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Pours black with a creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate malty nose. Hints of cocoal in the aroma also. The mouthfeel is thick and full-bodied. Roasted malt and chocolatey front. Flavor is more robust midway and is somewhat coarser as a burnt malt and almost espresso like taste burst forth. The finish is dry and almost smokey. It has a roasted bitter quality to it.

Very much drier than expected for an oatmeal stout, but I really liked this. The bold roasted flavor added so much depth and quality to it. Highly recommended.

Winter, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of Redrover
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

12 oz brown longneck. The bottle has freshness dating, but the dates are not notched…

The beer is a brown & black with a minimal tan head. Some scattered lacing.

The nose is of sweet, sugary, charred malts. Nice but needs a bit more!

The taste is of heavily roasted malts. The beer is sweet with molasses and caramel undertones. There is also some nice dark fruits. The beer has a dry almost chalky aftertaste.

The mouth has very low carbonation which I like with this style. The mouth is just hefty enough. This is an easy drinker.

This is my first beer from this brewery. I hope the rest of the line-up is as solid as this tasty treat!

Redrover, Mar 07, 2007
Photo of cabsandking
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%

Very dark brown with a creamy tan head that dissipates quickly. Very little going on in the nose with coffee and roasted barley all at subdued level. Taste is on the light side as well with notes of roasted barley, coffee, toasted oats, and smokey, chalky tones. Hops offers up some fruity and faint spice balance. Medium body and light to medium carbonation is a little much for my liking, but leaves a descent soft mouthfeel. The finish might be the best part of this beer a big oat character with notes that are dry, roasty, and nutty.

cabsandking, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Popped in here on my bday to drink some local beer.
This one poured a glossy black color, a bit of rust around the rim. Little off-white head, that died down quickly.
Aroma of soft coffee and caramel. The roasted malt tended to be light as well. Tasted somewhat watered down. Nothing overwhelming, like a dark IPA. Some dry hops at the end. Drinkable, but not great.

Mebuzzard, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of Padron4KM
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Padron4KM, Feb 17, 2007
Photo of BadRockBeer
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%

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.

BadRockBeer, Feb 10, 2007
Photo of aforbes10
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

aforbes10, Jan 02, 2007
Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

woodychandler, Dec 21, 2006
Photo of BeerSox
4.03/5  rDev +11%

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.

BeerSox, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of maundythirsty
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

maundythirsty, Nov 06, 2006
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

allengarvin, Oct 13, 2006
Photo of afinepilsner
3.63/5  rDev 0%

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.

afinepilsner, Oct 05, 2006
Photo of sloejams
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

sloejams, Sep 13, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

kimcgolf, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of xav33
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%

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.

xav33, Jul 30, 2006
Photo of HoustonTX
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

HoustonTX, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of cameraman
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

cameraman, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Gagnonsux, Jun 11, 2006
Photo of whynot44
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

whynot44, Jun 01, 2006
Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%

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 sacfly
4.03/5  rDev +11%

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.

sacfly, Apr 30, 2006
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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