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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 132 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 AMiz602
3.86/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of hinemk76
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of MIchelle
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Photo of Kirby
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cjgator3
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark black color with a light tan head with great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is dark roasted malts along with chocolate and coffee notes as well.

T- The taste is dark and roasty up front but it finishes very smooth. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors make up the taste as well.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a fine oatmeal stout. At under 5%, this is a very drinkable beer as well. Recommended! 

Photo of TheBishopco
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of steamboatbrewer
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of brendaniel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of output01x
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger mocha-colored head that quickly dissipates in less than a minute to a thin dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a near-black dark brown with faint traces of crimson when held to light. Some thin but decent lacing can be seen clinging like spiderwebs to the sides of the glass throughout consumption.

Dark, roasted malts aromas give notes of dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and whole oats. Unfortunately, the nose is a little weak which makes it difficult to really experience this beer as a whole.

Each sip starts with dark, sweet malts flavors with notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and burnt caramel. Upon swallowing, more roasted malts flavors come out with notes of creme brulee, bittersweet chocolate, and heavy cream. A dry, bitter coffee aftertaste comes in and lingers between sips.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is very drinkable and borders on being more than sippable. The body is full and robust, allowing the flavors to really hit the palate, while never becoming sticky or coating. The carbonation is barely noticeable but does a great job in helping to move this beer over the tongue and down the throat.

Photo of ctrevino
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of chadmoe1
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

notes from 12/13/11

A -- Dark brown/black with 1/4" golden tan head, heavy lacing

S -- Toasty/roasty malts; chocolate malt

T -- Roasted/burnt malts, chocolate malt; lingering malt taste; not much yeast or hops

M -- Medium carb; a little thinner than it appears

O -- Not as heavy as I thought it would be given how it poured and stuck to the glass; malt seems more burnt than I'd prefer; no real oatmeal flavors. I've had other Breckenridge beers and I've enjoyed them, but this one is not for me.

Bottle, pint glass

Photo of iguana1010
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ridedatrainmarv
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

A: very dark, brown caramel color when light shines through it. Mocha colored head, soapy lacing

S: Smelled of oats, coffee, roasted malt and a molasses sweetness

T: Roasted malt, oats, barley, slight coffee flavor, and a molasses sweetness

M: Minimal bitterness, smooth, medium bodied, mellow flavors, very drinkable, mild roasted aftertaste

O: good beer, nothing really pops for me but thats ok. Everything mingles together nicely in this beer. Definitely worth a taste.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a good light tan foamy head that eventually dissipates. Slight lace.

Good dark roasted malt, some sour bread notes.

This one got alot better as it warmed a bit. Good dark roasted malt with a good coffee note. I want to say there is a hint of sweetness in there somewhere, but it is really like the sweetness you get from grain. Bitterness is at the appropriate level, and this actually is a bit more on the dry/bitter side of stouts, and you get a little touch of sourness too, which I'm not sure if I liked/disliked. What i did like is the fact that you can note the oatmeal. It is noticeable and adds a nice dimension more toward the end as your palate is clearing.

A little thin, but the carbonation was spot on.

Overall, I'm glad i took my time with this one. Dead cold, I disliked this. A bit warmer and I found it to be pretty decent. Not the best of the style, but a pretty good version.

Photo of seanballs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AJN136
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.