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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,376
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 132 | FT: 0
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Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.95% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2001

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

Got this one from number1bum, thanks Josh!

12 oz. bottle poured into my trust Davidson Brothers nonic.

Pours a super dark molasses with a small half finger tan colored head that quickly dies down to a thin layer of almost nothing. The stickiness is pretty good though for yielding such a small head. Smell is a soapy chocolate malt with a faint toasted oat. Very slight caramel sweetness with a somewhat smoke barley as well. Just not the nose I enjoy in my Oatmeal Stouts. Taste starts off with some brown sugar and wheat bread. Some chocolate and caramel find their way on the tongue. Aftertaste weak smoked oatmeal with a tiny bit of cane sugar. Overall the flavors are pretty weak. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a much too watered down texture. A soft carbonation is present throughout. This beer lacks in just about all aspects. I wish I could say I liked it, but I didn't.

Photo of Viggo
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Kyoko for hauling this back from Nevada for me!

Pours an opaque black/brown, thick brown head forms, settles to a thick ring, very solid lacing and nice retention, looks like a stout! Smell is chocolate cereal and oats, roast, toffee, some smoke, bit of charred wood, roasty bitterness, nice. Taste is nice and roasty, chocolate, smoke, burnt raisins, some cereal and oatmeal smoothness, milk chocolate finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation, pretty silky, creamy, pretty solid. Thanks Kyoko!

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

This beer pours a black color, with brown around the edges. The head is onw inch in height, and dark tan in color. It recedes slowly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of cream, vanilla, toffee, and roasted malt. The taste is like the aroma, but with the addition of a roasted malt bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a fine Oatmeal Stout. Nothing really "wows" me about it, but I would drink it again.

Photo of DrJay
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pint was black with mahogany edges, covered by fine, dark tan foam. Good head retention and there was plenty of thick, solid foam covering the glass. The aroma was fairly mild, a bit of roast, chocolate and caramel. The flavour was dominated by sweet caramel maltiness, some toffee and milk chocolate. Bitterness was solid, but not quite up to the task of balancing the malt. There was also a pleasant, lingering roastiness and a kiss of hop flavour. Medium bodied with a bit of a creamy texture. Carbonation was a little aggressive in my serving, but the mouthfeel was decent overall. I'd definitely have another one of these if it was available, and it's certainly tasty, but I wouldn't go searching it out again.

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

Poured a black body with minimal white head that stuck around while drinking. Looks good and had a coffeeish aroma while smelling. The taste fit the smell-coffee and a little unsweetened chocolate. I enjoyed the taste but there was a mild burnt/roast flavor that gave a little unpleasant harshness on the finish. There were minimal hop aromas to speak of but the hop bitterness added to the burnt floavor of the coffee which increased the harsher flavor. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth and enjoyable. Overall, I thought this was a pretty decent beer but not extraordinary although I would drink it again.

Photo of JDV
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice rich coffee roastiness, with a hearty malty body, but I’m not able to taste any strong oatmeal presence. Fair amount of bitterness, and some burnt tastes. I liked the amount of carbonation, which was noticeably more than that of a Guinness or Boddington’s, and the thickness was good. Could use a touch of sweetness, I think, to balance out the taste. Overall, it wasn’t bad, but not quite what I was hoping for.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled on label location was left unmarked.

a: Pitch black with a thin light tan head. Weak retention.

s: Coffee and chocolate.

t: Roasted malt borders on smoke flavor. Coffee flavor is noticeable. Finish has a bitter bite to it. Flavor is pretty balanced.

m: Average body, not as creamy as most. Finish is a bit dry.

d: Its pretty drinkable I suppose thanks to abv and balance.
Its pretty average IMO. Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
2.6/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. This one is pretty black with no red at the edges even when held up to some light. Tan head did not last long and di not leave any lacing.

Aroma of coffee and chocolate, nothing in your face just subtle. Some dark roasted malts as well. Something goes awry with the taste rather quickly. It starts out like bitter chocolate and then gets more bitter and then it really dries the mouth out in the end. Somehow there seems to be some alcohol in there despite the low ABV. OK I have not had many oatmeal stouts but I really don't think this one is right. Maybe it's fusels I am getting, and possibly old hops.

I keep going back to the aroma and to me it is excellent and getting better. Whatever is making it taste like it does is not at all evident in the aroma.

Seems to have a lighter body than expected and it is not filling. I probably wouldn't drink another one of these now or later.

Photo of cooncat
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle decanted into my special SA glass, which always gives a good presentation.

Pours a very dark opaque mahogany with a decent head which disapates a bit too quickly. Precious little lacing on the glass.

Nose is heady with molasses and caramel, with a little smokiness thrown in for good measure.

Taste follows the nose quite nicely. As the beer warms up, I detected a metalic taste, which was slight, but noticeable. A shame, as it ruined the finish, which was quite dry.

With an abv of 5%, this would make a good session beer. Worth a try.

Cheers

Photo of chipaway
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles. Whip-In (amazing good beer store - 1950 S. IH-35 in South Austin, TX). I have enjoyed this beer without food for some time, but today found the ultimate pairing for this beer. I rubbed a small pork loin with ground coffee, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and cumin. Let it sit overnight, sprinkled with crushed red pepper and roasted for 1.5 hours. GOD BLESS! It was the perfect match for this beer.

Pours a dry dark murky brown. No light escapes this brew. It has a nice brownish-red head that lingers and rebuilds with some swirling. Strong coffee aroma and flavor, roasted/dark malts. Low carbonation and almost creamy smooth on the palate. I love the way it looks! Dark and dank.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours close to a pitch black with a fairly thick head that approaches 2 fingers. Leaves a massive lacing as time passes. Nose is distinct with an obvious sweet tone. Taste is deep with extremely thick coffee tones. Mouth-feel is slightly bitter with a thick and frothy feel. Overall a good brew. Worth drinking again and again I think, because of it's even style.

Photo of barnuba
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a conical pint glass.

Appearance: One finger antique white head with sticky lacing that follows the beer down to the bottom of the pint. Deep mahogany color.

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate with a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Roasty with a hit of alcohol; sharp on the swallow. Finishes bitter on the back of the tongue – lingers for several seconds

Mouthfeel: creamy with a dry finish

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Lighter/thin for a Stout. Cold weather, fireside, ski lodge perhaps . . . definitely sessionable.

Photo of BeerBelcher
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought this to be a pretty mediocre oatmeal/sweet stout compared to others I’ve had recently. It had a fair amount of sweet roasty character with some decent vanilla notes, but it also had a vegetable-like (mercaptan?) smell.

It poured an opaque black with a fairly light body (as in not viscous). Aroma had a good amount of roastiness and vanilla in it. Flavor was vanilla, roasty, and had more hops than I would’ve expected (all pluses). However, there was also a compost/vegetable element in the flavor that I didn’t care for. As it warmed, I also got some smokey/rauchbier type flavors which were not unpleasant. Mouthfeel was not thick, but was not inappropriate.

There are just so many better oatmeal stouts out there. Still, I kind of enjoyed it, and I’d weakly recommend.

Photo of slyke
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout pours black with finger of tan head.

S: Roasty with a hint of coffee.

T: The roasty quality is still there, but the coffee note in much more pronounced on the tongue.

M: Slightly coating with some body provided by the oatmeal.

D: Overall, this is a decent stout. Nothing to sneeze at, this is definitely worth a try.

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours jet black with a small tan head. In the aroma, a roasty malt and a small oatmeal presence. In the taste, watery and a small sweet roasty malt. A watery and small bitter mouthfeel with a dry malty aftertaste. Very light and watery, which mellows the flavors. OK, but thin and watery.

Photo of LeftyBWS
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. The label has a month and week notching system, but no notches!
A: Jet-black / very dark brown in color, can't see thru the brew at all. A full 2.5 inches of frothy light brown head that is slow to fade. Slippery lacing down the sides. Very enticing appearance.
S: Chocolatey malts, a smooth sweetness accompanying. Tiny bit of hops, mostly kinda floral? Also slightly nutty, but mostly smooth and simple.
T: Chewy, earthy malts, sweetish with some chocolate and maybe coffee tastes. In the middle, a nice tingly hop taste appears and then fades quickly into a creamy finish.
M: Smooth overall, slightly tingly in the middle, but generally nice and satisfying. Not too heavy, either.
D: Really good. Satisfying and smooth. Full of taste without being too heavy on the palate or stomach.

Photo of Phatz
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark black with a thick light brown and moderate sticky lacing.

Smell: Molasses cola-syrup dark cereal grains hints of brown sugar and espresso.

Taste: Light and dry; as oatmeal stouts go it is simple but tasty and quite quaffable. Coffee and grain and a hint of bitter chocolate quickly leads into a dry finish and short aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy across the tongue with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Very easy drinking. It is a tad light but for a stout fan it is quite easy and in fact sessionable.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of meechum
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured dark black into a pint tumbler with a little head (I don't think the server did it all the justice though) and left little to no lacing throughout the drink

S - Nice coffee and roasted malt, burnt toast smell to it

T/M - A nice thick oatmeal feel with the hallmark roasted malt taste to it..mostly like burn toast or bread with a nice bit of piney hops at the finish to even it out

D - Overall a nice example of an oatmeal stout..I certainly wouldn't turn it down..very good

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

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours black, with some ruby highlights around the edges when held up to the light. Decent tan head, good retention, settling into moderate lace.

Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee. & dark chocolate.

Flavor is malty, with dark roast, & coffee coming through. Touch of a hop note in the bready toasted oat finish. A moderate amount of roasted malt bitterness lingers well into the aftertaste.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Good balance, smooth creamy mouthfeel that is somewhat coating as it goes down. Certainly a session candidate.

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

Purchased as part of the sampler case.
Decanted cool into a nonic.
A - A squid inky black w/ a modest 2 finger head w/ spacious bubbles after a vigorous pour. The lace speckles the glass like confetti.

S - Nutty, malty and caramel scented w/ a touch of malted milkball and a slight mineral odor. A bit of herbal hop aromas complements the dark malt and roasted coffee scents.

M - Dry w/ roasty qualities and a sweet subtle finish. A skosh less than a full feel.

T - A gentle cocoa and peanut skin flavor w/ a sweet cracker crumb flavor starts off the taste. A cocoa flavor w/ a touch of chalk rides the herbal spice and gentle bitter malt w/ a hint of char. The sweet malts smooth out the dry finish. The stout has some creamy qualities, but not the kind you expect in the style. Roasted malts w/ light mineral notes dominate the taste.

D - A nice oatmeal stout that is a tinge sweeter and lighter than most in feel w/ a nice flavor. A well balanced stout w/ relatively few flaws, jus not the filling kind of breakfast beer you might be looking for. I could drink this often, I consider it very drinkable.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was on nitro at the Breckenridge Brewery/BBQ and had the telltale cascading head. It was black with a light cream colored head, looked like a Guinness. Smells were slight roasted malts. The taste was roasted oats and malts. Nice beer, easy to drink, and went well with the rack of ribs. It smells

Photo of dren
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a light brown one inch head. The head falls but sticks around the edges leaving some lacing.

Smells like sweet malts and dark chocolate.

Tastes similar with slight sweetness up front followed by creamy bitter chocolate coating the mouth with a bitter chocolate taste that is slightly dry at the end.

Not as thick as some oatmeal stouts but not watered down like many others. Low carbonation makes it easy to drink.

This isn't a great stout it's just a solid one. I would certainly drink this one again but I don't think I would go hunting for it. A good effort.

Coming back to edit. I just finished the last few sips and drank them quicker than the others. This beer does seem watery when you drink it quicker, but it still leaves a very full coating of flavor in the aftertaste. I took half a point off of the mouthfeel.

Photo of number1bum
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pure black color with about an inch of coffee-colored head. Retention isn't great, leaving only a thin film on top and minimal stick on the sides.

Smell is dominated by roasted malt, but there is a nice sweetness to it, as well. There's some caramel and molasses, along with coffee.

Taste is more bitter with less sweetness than the nose would have indicated. Roasted malt, which lends a bit of charcoal flavor, dominates from the start and through the finish. It's slightly bitter, with not enough sweetness. It also has hints of deeply roasted coffee beans.

Moutfeel is not as creamy and smooth as I'd like with an oatmeal stout. In fact, the carbonation tingles a little bit, and it's a bit thin.

This is a pretty mediocre oatmeal stout. Not bad, but not great. There are much better stouts out there, oatmeal or otherwise.

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazing dark black color with great head and retnetion.

Smell is strong of licorice and roasted malts.

Taste is of strong black licorice with chocolate malts. Bitterness is low and well balanced for an RIS? My notes say RIS, how would one not have much bitterness? Oh well. I don't remember, just what I had on my notes.

Taste is typical nitro mouthfeel, but it leaves the beer a little watery.

This could make for a decent session as it's smooth and well balanced.

Photo of iceball585
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, thin dark brown lacy head that faded to a thin ring around the glass

S- Dark malts, oats, bakers chocolate, coffee

T- Strong flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, oats, malts, smokey, hint of hops

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp but lingering flavors of coffee

D- Very good for session drinking

This is a really great stout. It has a really strong first flavor a coffee then the other favors come into affect. Also not as heavy as most stouts are (if I didnt' know any better I'd think this was a porter).

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,376 ratings.