Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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82
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1,345 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 19
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA
No bottled on date
Poured into a standard US pint glass

Breckenridge makes an easy-drinking, pleasant oatmeal stout. While it's not going to blow anyone's mind, as the recipe seems to have a fairly mild aroma and good, though non-explosive taste, drinking a few of these would not be a problem when in the mood for a stout.

Able to pour a fairly tall (~3cm) head of dark tan to light brown bubbles, medium and large inside, that creates a spongy-looking effect. Descends in a few minutes to a thin ring around the glass. Leaves some very good streaks of lacing along the sides of the glass. Body is a solid mass of dark brown, opaque, except around the edges, where it is an orange-yellow color when held to light. Unable to see any carbonation due to the opacity.

Aroma is fairly mild, but noticeably of dark, roasted malt with slight bitterness, slight dark chocolate, and a dash of ground cumin.

Sweet roasted malt opens on the tip of the tongue, which gradually melts into a gentle coffee-like bitterness, with hints of cocoa and a tiny bit of sourness from roasted malt. Caramel sweetness a bit noticeable as beer warms up. Bittersweet finish leading to a lingering burnt toast meets cacao bitterness. A good tasting beer, I would have just liked a bit more depth or parts of it accentuated more.

Body is medium to medium-light with a slight bit of wateriness around the edges. No real faults for a beer with this low of an ethanol content. Carbonation is noticeable, but fairly low, appropriate for the lighter body. Resultant mouthfeel is smooth and mildly creamy, appropriate for the style. Finish is quite dry.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours black with a foamy half-finger of head that dissipates rapidly, some light lacing

Smell: Light sweet cocoa aroma, some roasted grain as well

Taste: Medium roasted coffee and some light chocolate notes initially, a good middle light bittering component that lingers through the finish for balance, somewhat earthy

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and a moderate body, lingers a little on the palate

Overall I'd say pretty solid, well balanced and enjoyable. I'd definitely drink again

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a gorgeous looking beer. It is pitch black, with not an ounce of light penetrating through the glass. This is what a true stout should look like. If poured correctly, the head is a wonderful cherrywood brown, with minimal lacing. The head retains for a bit, though not like other stouts, where is can be hard to get rid of.

The smell is truly complex. First you get a nice whiff of dark chocolate, then it turns into a biscuity coffee smell.

For an oatmeal stout, it is actually quite bitter. There is a beginning taste of roasted malt and the bitter hoppy flavor, with a hint of the dry, biscuity (oatmeal) flavor. On the back end there is a very strong roasted coffee and bitter flavor. It is pretty smooth, though not heavy my any means.

It's a good oatmeal stout, very drinkable, very complex, good for those who may not know about them or want something mind-boggling.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay so I'm kind of biased since oatmeal stouts are my favorite style of beer but this is an awesome brew! Pours a beautiful dark brown, almost black looking. You can't see thru the glass and for dark beer drinkers that's always a good sign lol. A night light lacey cream head to it, very small maybe quarter inch. Has a pleasant smell, kind of sweet but you can smell those nice dark malts. Very easy to drink, extremely smooth for a dark style beer. A nice balanced hop taste at first sip then you start tasting all the toasted malt flavor. This is one of my favorite brews by one of my favorite breweries.

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.