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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 18
Gots: 76 | FT: 1
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 HoustonTX


3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

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


3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

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


3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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


2.85/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

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


3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

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


4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

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


3.35/5  rDev -8%

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.

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


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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


3.43/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

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


3.43/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

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


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

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


3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

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


3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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


3/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +9.9%

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.


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


4.13/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

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


3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

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


3.38/5  rDev -7.1%

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

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


3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

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


3.23/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

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


3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

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??)

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


3.38/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

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


3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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


3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

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


3.18/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

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