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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Ratings: 1,198
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 64 | 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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 01:55:42 | More by Gueuzedude
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a thin, lasting, light brown head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of heavy roast (peat), and underlying chocolate.

The taste is roasty/smoky with a hint of chocolate and coffee. It has a dry, mild, roasty finish.

The feel is on the weak side, but enough of it holds through on the aftertaste to put it at average.

A pretty standard oatmeal stout, though with enough flavor to put it above average.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 02:14:19 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-28-2011 20:35:30 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

4.7/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours black with a finger of tan head. Some lace.

S: What strikes me immediately is the amount of smoke, it's like somebody gave me a glass of Alaskan Smoked Porter. With that there's also a real inviting true caramel aspect, making for a great scent. Little coffee in there too.

T: Heavy dark chocolate, bit of creamed coffee. The chocolate is where it's at. Slightly sweet, any fan of real dark chocolate will love this.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, creamy. Pretty easy drinking.

D: This is chocolate city here. Like a dark chocolate bar transformed into a delicious beer. First Breckenridge made me a fan with their Vanilla Porter, now they've outdone themselves with this fantastic Oatmeal Stout. Stick with the dark dark beers with these guys. Super beer, it'll be a shame when my lone bottle of this is gone.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 05:15:02 | More by Halcyondays
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Moderate starting head that dies quickly. Some ring lace. Dark brown, but light does shine through the center of the glass.

A surprising fresh hop smell is the initial impression. There is a lack of any toasted or burnt malt aromas.

The taste is notably better than the smell. There's a good burnt (black patent) malt flavor. More hop bitterness than many stouts. The body is far too thin for an Oatmeal Stout...it's even thin for a dry stout.

I like the flavor, but not the consistency.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 02:24:21 | More by smcolw
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Gavage

New Jersey

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

Appearance: pours a black color with a 1" head. No lace develops.

Smell: light roasted malt aroma.

Taste: roasted malts, light chocolate, and some oat flavor comes through. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and somewhat velvety at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the roasted tones linger.

Overall: this is a very drinkable oatmeal stout with a nice balanced flavor. A few of these can easily be consumed in a session.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 18:25:35 | More by Gavage
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2013 04:26:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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

From notes:

Pours a very dark chestnut brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a frothy two finger tan colored head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Malty aroma with hints of caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, burnt toast and hazelnut.

Medium bodied with plenty of roasted chocolate malt as well as some coffee, oatmeal, caramel, toast and hazelnut. Slight lactic character that add a silky creaminess making this beer extremely quaffable. Complex and well balanced with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 08:12:10 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

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

Appears an opaque black with a small, tan head that quickly fades into a mild cap and collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of toasted oats, cocoa, caramel, mild smoke, and mild coffee grounds.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with brown sugar, vanilla, charred grains, and cream coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, slightly tart, smooth, and slick on the swallow.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 03:18:39 | More by weeare138
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2012 03:59:50 | More by MarkyMOD
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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

A 12 oz bottle from ncvbc. Thanks Walter. Originally reviewed on 17-Aug-08.

A: The stout is black, calm and settled in the glass like a cup of coffee. A small pool of tan head has congealed at the top of the glass.

S: The nose is thick with stout elements, roasted and toasted, dark and dry. Some oatmeal sweetness emerges but not much.

T: The stout has a touch of lactic sourness that mixes with the sweeter flecked oatmeal. The two mix nicely. The stout body is big but not overpowering, roasted with some baker's chocolate, cocoa and caramel.

M: The taste is lively, engaging and will with the oatmeal and stout elements.

D: I'd enjoy another one, perhaps when the weather cools a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 00:59:08 | More by akorsak
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sampler pack, never heard of this brewery before time to give it a try.

Pours black like oil, nice brown fluffy head to it. Not too much aroma to it. Taste is medium bodied and very creamy. Chocolate and coffee tasting notes come through. Finishes nice and clean. A little too weak on the taste, it doesn't stay on the taste buds too long, but the creaminess makes up for it and gives it some great drinkability. Not the best oatmeal stout out there, but a very solid one at least.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 02:26:00 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 01:46:37 | More by woodychandler
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2013 19:17:49 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. The brew appears black in color with a tan head that fades leaving patchy lace sticking to the glass. Some brown clarity is noted when held to the light.

It has an overall muted aroma despite being allowed to warm up in my glass. What is noted is a bit of roast and something almost along the lines of being like cola. Not bad but also not the most enjoyable or expected aromatics.

The taste isbroasty and mildly bitter sonewhat like day old coffee. There is a bit of bakers chocolate coupled eith earth and some minerals fill out the void across the backend. Not terrible but also not the most enjoyable either.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of prickly carbonation. This was an ok offering that sort of missed the mark. The cola aspect was weird and it missed on the expected oatmeal inclusion in both flavor and feel. Its not a beer I would purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 13:18:54 | More by stakem
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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
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2013 01:41:10 | More by DrunkinYogi
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DoubleJ

California

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Is this beer dreamy, as the label says? Or will it send me to dreamland? On to the beer:

That inch-thick head isn't bulging since I finished pouring. Its color is black like the dark, no colored hues anywhere, even when shined through a light. The aroma is low on intensity, and pretty straightforward. Toasted oats...it smells like Cheerios. I'm not getting anything else.

There's the sweetness in the taste I wasn't getting in the nose. Slightly sweet, which I'm guessing is the oats doing that. I get astringent, burnt grain. A little charred too. Finishes dry with a faint linger of baker's chocolate.

It's not tasty enough to be dreamy, but the idea of pairing it with dry, unsweetened chocolate...or maybe a bowl of Cheerios for breakfast is. The final verdict: a solid stout, but anything more....dream on.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 05:33:31 | More by DoubleJ
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-23-2013 18:23:19 | More by ejimhof
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/23/2014. Pours clear nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, caramel, toast, dark bread, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast malt and moderate hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, caramel, toast, dark bread, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roast malt flavors with moderate hop presence; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 00:46:29 | More by superspak
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark caramel syrup pour is glossy black in the glass. A whispy cinnamon tinted head is quick to dissipate without leaving much visual appeal. Since its pretty easy to nail the coloring here a bready head that sticks around would have been nice, instead just average regards.

S: Dark ripe fruit meets dry bakers chocolate. Dry powdery cinnamon along with dry caramel malt powder extract is set against some butterscotch toffee sweetness.

T: The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee, with some instances of sweet dark fruit. Oats, and some dart sweet roasty malts appear equaled by a dry bitterness of chocolate. Things are finished off by a light roasty and caramel combination and dark ripe fruit.

M: slippery and creamy, maybe not as hearty as I would of liked, but has a good edge to it from the carbonation. Medium body with dark malt and fruit sweetness on the swallow.

O: Overall interesting complexity, a bit sweet but has a smooth easy roastiness that goes down fairly well enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 15:45:17 | More by beerthulhu
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 02:46:59 | More by Viggo
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2007 22:56:28 | More by Mebuzzard
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Bighuge

Minnesota

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

Pours black with a dense brown head that laces the glass nicely as you drink. Nutty aroma. Chocolate notes also on the nose. Fairly bitter for an oatmeal stout. Nice taste though. Bittersweet chocolate comes to mind. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. A slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, a fairly solid oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2002 23:23:15 | More by Bighuge
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