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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 66 | 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 videofrog


4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 22:04:36 | More by videofrog
Photo of IlludiumQ36


4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 04:10:50 | More by IlludiumQ36
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 01:52:11 | More by Annesemj
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Pours a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Deep brown color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is roasted coffee and flavor is roasted to burnt coffee. 12oz bottle $2.29 from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 23:26:20 | More by jdhilt
Photo of BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 22:05:34 | More by BeerMe42
Photo of randomdanger

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 15:22:50 | More by randomdanger
Photo of mcorwin


4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 07:10:42 | More by mcorwin
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 05:01:32 | More by mjtiernan
Photo of mikennat


4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 15:32:50 | More by mikennat
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 14:08:42 | More by mcphish22
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 07:38:00 | More by Jspriest
Photo of enfield249


4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark red/black in color with off-white head of foam. Under a bright light it appears very clear.

S - Lots of chocolate, chocolate, and then some coffee.

T - Really great chocolate and coffee flavors, good amount of malt and not really any burnt or patent malt flavor.

M - Not much of the slickness one might expect from an oatmeal stout. Full, but very sharp with carbonation and bitterness.

O - A really great stout, but not a lot of oatmeal-ness to it. I really like the lower alcohol also, as I could suck down a few of these in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:54:05 | More by enfield249
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, chalky black with minimal cap of tan, dense froth. Scent is of roasted grains with a mild sweet chocolate note and the faintest hint of dark fruit. Taste focuses on the roasted grain with solid chocolate notes, mild milky sweetness. Body is disappointing as oatmeal stouts are supposed to be creamy and not watery. Overall, this beer drinks like a porter in scent, taste and body.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 14:24:56 | More by rfgetz
Photo of Treyliff

West Virginia

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

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with hardly any head at first, but then bubbles up to form a thin tan head very just a tad of lacing.

Smells of dark roasted malts, bacon, artificial chocolate, caramel and a hint of smokiness. Also a touch of black licorice and alcohol on the back end.

Taste- Toasted malts are strong, followed by a semi-sweety chocolate taste with a smooth finish. Nothing is overpowering and leaves a nice aftertaste of the beck end.

Mouthfeel is where I feel this beer is lacking. It seems very thin for a stout and finishes almost like water.

Overall this beer is pretty good with a complexity of smells and taste, however the mouthfeel seems thin for a porter, let alone a stout. I would still recommend giving it a try though.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 01:06:14 | More by Treyliff
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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Black body, sticky collar of tan lace crowns the glass nicely. A fingers width of foam fades to a topographical peninsula of bubbles along one side, extending into the center.

Aromas of graphite, grape juice, berry wine. As it warms it smells more like chocolate milk.

Thin and astringent, deep roasty flavor though. Lingering flavors of bitter unsweetened bakers chocolate, dark roast cafe mocha, graphite. The light body needs some improvement, though the flavors are approaching a bold level. Not a bad introductory stout, but it really left me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 01:36:47 | More by emerge077
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle sporting a disturbing crescent moon image into a Unibroue snifter. No bottle dating as far as I can tell.

A - A rigorous pour yields almost 0 head initially, but then some bubbles up to about half a finger of brown head and then fizzes away. The head does not retain at all. There is barely a ring around the glass and lacing is subpar. The color is dark dark brown with ruby highlights. Not quite black, and not quite viscous enough.

S - Smells of fig, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt fill the nose here. Not very strong but still good.

T - Tastes mostly like roasted malt - coffee and chocolate. There is an average bitterness on the finish that makes it bittersweet, but I think it is well balanced.

M - medium bodied and undercarbonated. Doesn't really feel like an outmeal stout in my mouth.

O - Its hard to believe this beer is only 5 percent alcohol. Its got some pretty kickin flavors

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 19:22:52 | More by Dave128
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

Appearance is solidly black with a tan one finger head. Decent head retention and lacing.

Smells of coffee and dark roasted malt. There is a small amount of dark chocolate in there as well.

This beer has an assertive bitterness with a nice roasty taste along with a small hint of dark fruit. There is also some piny hop flavor in the finish.

The mouthfeel is a little lighter than I would have liked. There is also a stickiness present.

Overall this is a decent oatmeal stout but not one that blows me away. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 18:25:44 | More by rangerred
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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with decent head that quickly dwindles down to almost nothing except for the edges. Decent lacing on the sides. Kinda wish it looked a little more viscous, personally.

S: Some roasted malts that as it warms develops a burnt smell to it. Some chocolate there as well.

T: A nice roasted flavor hits you first followed by some bitterness and closing out with the oats. The aftertaste is a nice blend of all three flavor profiles, with burnt like qualities developing from the roasted component.

M: A little thinner and more carbonated than I prefer my stouts. I wish it would be a little more fuller as I definitely prefer my stouts to possess a creamy and velvety attribute.

O: A nice oatmeal stout. Oatmeal stouts are one of my favorite styles of beer and I appreciate when Oatmeal Stouts incorporate some bitterness into their flavor profile (while also enjoying that others dont). Breckenridge Brewery did a good job with that on this one while also capturing the roastiness and sweet "oatiness" I seek in the style. The thinness of this is a bit of a buzzkill and does limit its potential. Overall, it's a good oatmeal stout but won't be confused with the bests of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 00:24:12 | More by denver10
Photo of JuicesFlowing


5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a deep, rich black coffee color. A thick, dark, cream colored sea foam chunky head sits on top. Awesome, sticky lacing. Smells of slightly roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and a hint of oatmeal. The taste is really well-balanced. It's not too bitter, not too smokey. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts abound here. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect as it's not too sticky or rich, and not watery at all.

Overall, this is my favourite oatmeal stout, hands down. This beer really has everything I ask for: a great appearance, great taste, easy to drink, and low ABV. This beer is a staple in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 14:50:07 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of MsRif


4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Breckenridge Blake St. location. Poured a deep, dark brown...not completely black, but close. Opaque. Small, creamy tan head. Light amount of lacing. Aroma of dark, roasty and sweet malts. Chocolate, coffee and smoky notes are in there as well. Smells complex...I admit I didn't waste too much time getting the aroma before diving into this one. Tasted of sweet and roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate...light oats taste as well. Pretty well-rounded oatmeal stout.

Full-bodied, smooth...light carbonation. Nothing mind-blowing, but it's damn good and drinkable. I enjoyed it and I recommend it!

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 23:19:57 | More by MsRif
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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The pour suggests that this beer will be on the watery side, looking more like a brown coming out of the bottle than a stout. That said, for its light body, there’s a rich coffee color with a poofy 1 1/2 finger head to match. Sticky, heavy lacing.

S - Sharp roasted malt, lots of chocolate. Big bread-like quality.

T - A sharp, dark roast over a surprisingly silky body make this one to drink. Roasted malt with a definite coffee flavor, bitter chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and a sugary but not overt sweetness.

M - Smooth, but with a pop from the sweetness and higher than average carbonation.

Overall - A solid, very accessible stout. Thinness translates to drinkability in this case. It’s not heavy, it’s not a tongue punch of bitterness. It’s a very quaffable, sweetened coffee kind of stout. Good for kicking off a session.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 05:39:52 | More by paperbackfoster
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful dark just this side of black with a nice brown head that lingers.

The first whiff of the nose brought out burnt notes with an underpinning of caramel and coffee, though subsequent sniffs didn't yield as much information for me to extrapolate. Damn you weak olfactory bulb!!

The flavour is as one would expect. The oatmeal gives it an almost creamy overture, which is supported by burnt grains and a roasty malt undercarriage. There's a minor hinge of bitter in there beyond the burnt that helps pull it all together. Altogether, pretty tasty.

This had slightly more carbonation than I expected, and while it's not BAD, I just prefer my dark stouts to be more viscous.

So, after my last run in with Breckenridge (their Vanilla Porter with which I was quite disappointed), THIS was the beer I must have been remembering when I said I liked their stuff. This isn't a lifechanging beer by any means, but it is well worth picking up and trying some (if you're into that kind of thing). Check it out if you're looking for something dark. It's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 19:26:49 | More by kemoarps
Photo of StonedTrippin


4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an absolutely fantastic oatmeal stout. pours a rich burnt black with mocha fluff on top a full inch thick. smells of sticky dark malts, unrefined primitive sugars, and booze. mouthfeel is a little tiny bit thin, a heavier vibe would bode well for this one when its dark out at 4:30pm. taste is roasted malts, toasted dry oatmeal, and a cold bitter strong coffee finish. all of a sudden its gone. a perfectly satisfactory representation of elegance and precision, this is breckenridge brewery's best beer by a mile

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:07:03 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of DerekP


3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The darkest brown or the lightest black; you decide. That's how it looks with a dark nougat head that sticks to the glass with generosity.

In the nose: roasted barley, chocolate malts, the fruitiness of an ale. Feels creamy with some rough edges and a favorable bite in the back end.

Tastes like it smells with the addition of charcoal as a lingering, yet acceptable aftertaste. Damn drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:06:23 | More by DerekP
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A rough pour gives me a thick three finger cream of tan that floats on top of a rich ebony, opaaque beer like coffee ice cream in a root beer float. Very inviting. As the bottle says...dark and dreamy. Leaves rich foamy rings and walls of lacing.

The aroma is dark and earthy. Rich roasted malts, coffee and hints of dark cocoa. Nothing complex, but nice balance

The flavors are rich and elegant. Roates malts and coffee are dominant with cocoa notes, hints of toasted nuts and woody elements. A little unbalanced on the roasty side.

Great body! Thick, rich, full bodied, creamy and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 01:20:10 | More by JayS2629
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.