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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,342
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 19
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
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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 Blupoet03
2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into a tasting glass, raising a nice head. The color was dark, but not black as some oatmeal stouts can be.

This beer had a flat, bitter nose. The taste was coffee, stale dark chocolate, with a hint of alcohol. Aftertaste was chalky with a dash of hops.

The bitter and stale tastes are all that came through for me and didn't make for a good drinking experience. For lack of a better word, it went down harsh.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.85/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - pours a typical stout black with a medium caramel colored head, too dark to note any carbonation

S - a rather bland aroma, a metallic chocolatiness/graininess is about the only smell i can detect, a slight hint at a hop profile

T - wow, not what i expected, the taste is kind of bland as well, no oatmeal or chocolate sweetness, only a slight coffee/hop bitterness, mostly a metallic taste

M&D - rough, hard to drink, though not a pour. i am shocked, everything i have had from Breckenridge up to this has been amazing, i need to trade for another one to make sure i didnt get a bad one. if i find that i had a bad one, i will edit this, ut for now, a surprisingly low score

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

A- dark brown near black, 2 finger fluffy, float like head, great retent, thin film lacing

S- sweet, oats, lightly roasted, chocolate

T- lightly roasted dark chocolate flavors throughout, nutty, bitter burnt malt finish w/ a touch of sweetness from the oats, flavor hits you all at first, then slowly unrolls

M- light body, smooth, somewhat creamy, carbonation action at finish, lingering after

D- drinkable and flavorful, complex oatmeal stout, well worth a try, best of all, its sessionable

Photo of sabrills70
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Pours almost black with a three finger head, good longevity and good lace. Roasted coffee aromas mixed with chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of oak. Standard stout flavors here. Nothing special. A quality made and tasty beer just nothing special.

Photo of bozebus17
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark brown with a small tan head. The head struggled to hold on but didn't last. There was a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smelled of sweet roasted malt, not an extremely strong nose.

Tasted very sweet with a little bit of a smokey bitterness in the finish. Roasted malts were prevelant.

The mouthfeel was very creamy yet somewhat watery and the same time. It reminded me of a Guiness nitro can: super smooth. This stout went down very easily and I could definitely drink this all night.

Overall I'd have to say this beer is a winner. It is a very drinkable and pretty tasty stout. I'll definitely try it again.

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

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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of beeragent
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Photo of cabsandking
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

Photo of Padron4KM
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

Photo of BadRockBeer
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.

Photo of aforbes10
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.

Photo of woodychandler
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.

Photo of BeerSox
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.

Photo of maundythirsty
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.

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.

Photo of allengarvin
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.

Photo of afinepilsner
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.

Photo of sloejams
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.

Photo of kimcgolf
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.

Photo of xav33
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.

Photo of HoustonTX
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.

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,342 ratings.