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Oatmeal Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 67 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-11-2014 04:56:58 | More by n00blar
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2013 02:01:39 | More by DbbC
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2014 14:39:52 | More by ToadiesForCody
Photo of demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

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

A nice looking oatmeal stout. Opaque black really doesnt let much for light through itself, even around the edges. Almost a two finger tan coloured head, almost tight, gives way to leave a thin collar. Leaves thin, intricate, sticky webs of lace.

Smells decent. Treacle, oats, some fruity esters of dark berries, some milk chocolate and a hints of roast anda whiff of smoke and an earthy leafiness.

Roasted malts and the dark berries come to the front in the taste, and along with the earthy hops mingle with an anise finish. Treacle and oats make a brief and minor appearance in the middle

Im enjoying this brew. Somewhat light bodied, and not quite as smooth and velvety as other examples of the style. Nice use of charred malt, while quite smooth in character the roasted elements of this brew make for the dominant element in this brew, and play very nicely with the fruity esters.

Fairly drinkable, and enjoyable, a solid example of the style and well worth trying. Would be a good choice when introducing newbies to the style. Glad i got to try this, and its likely something ill come back to at some point.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 21:45:10 | More by demcorhip
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2012 17:25:40 | More by jewellrunner
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-17-2014 00:12:40 | More by Hohnbaum
Photo of afinepilsner


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

12oz brown bottle

Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout was pitch black in color with a tan head. The head stuck around a few minutes before becoming a thin layer that would remain nearly to the end with some lacing left behind. The aroma was roasted grain and dark malt. The taste was roasted grain (burnt coffee) and dark malt with a dry bitter finish. The body was light to medium (light for the style) with medium carbonation. Drinkability was fairly good.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2006 21:11:15 | More by afinepilsner
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-14-2013 18:11:08 | More by delta490
Photo of kobeer


4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-27-2012 17:44:41 | More by kobeer
Photo of badbeer


3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber poured into pint glass.

Black color, tan head with a decent lacing left behind. Coffee and chocolate in the smell, nothing overpowering or remarkable. Taste is much of the same, but a little better. I'm just looking for a little more to it. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, but still a little on the thin side. Pretty good to have once in a while but one is enough. Worthy of trying, you may love it.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2006 17:36:11 | More by badbeer
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-11-2013 01:04:53 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-26-2013 22:31:08 | More by Dcunicelli
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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, as sits in the glass. When held to the light it is dark ruby red aroound the edges. Tan head, 1/2 inch. Lingers for a while then fell back to a thin covering over the liquid. Lacing to the finish.

Smell: Immediately noticeable is the malt profile, with aroma of roasted barley and malts. Scent of chocolate and coffee beans.

Taste: To the forefront are the previously mentioned malts, which I typically expect from a stout. Taste of dark chocolate and coffee with a little sweetness, almost caramel like. There is also a bitterness here, I assumed from the use of hops.

Mouithfeel: Medium bodied and smooth. The rasted malt taste lingers on the tongue after the liquid has been swallowed.

Drinkability: A very good stout, easily approachable IMO. Definitely worth a try. I look forward to try additional brew from Breckenridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2005 04:40:56 | More by BigRedN
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-11-2013 01:56:27 | More by BeersAndBears
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2013 14:04:43 | More by jburd19
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer looked great. A very dark brew that is slightly ruby around the edges when the light is behind it. It definitely has the aroma of chocolate malt, as well as some coffee overtones.

This was a good beer, not great, but I would buy it again. It is rather bitter, but the flavor is not quite full enough or malty enough to balance this bitterness. Also, the beer didn't feel thick enough in the mouth. Maybe my expectations were high due to its appearance in the glass, but this brew could have been "fuller." But, like I said, it was still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 15:14:26 | More by Quaffer
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly black color with a tan head. The smell is pretty good with a slight burnt malty notes. The taste, well was not as pleasing. It has a very crisp hoppy character that sticks out and is not favorable for an oatmeal stout. Not creamy at all as the mouthfeel is somewhat watery compared to others in this style. Not bad, but decent at best. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2002 07:55:29 | More by BeerAngel
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sonicdescent for this.

Pours a pitch black with a 1/2 finger tan head. Moderate lacing.

Smell is sweet chocolate & vanilla, some oatmeal & hint of dark fruits. Oddly, the taste is almost nothing like the smell--burnt coffee malts, slightly grainy with just a faint flavor of chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium-bodied.

This is a drinkable brew. It's low ABV & medium body make it sessionable. Just be aware that the flavor & smell are subdued.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 03:27:11 | More by theghost3
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-12-2012 02:27:57 | More by poppyjohn
Photo of Erdinger2003


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

Pours out very nicely for a 2.99 beer. It smells like a good stout only with more flavor than most common stouts. Taste has toasted oatmeal flavor written all over it, with burnt black barley/coffee flavors as well. It has a coffee aftertaste like a dark roast, it's very enjoyable. it's thick and smooth in my mouth. Lovely. I enjoyed this beer very much.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 05:39:46 | More by Erdinger2003


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was on the menu as being part of the Small Batch series.

A - 1/2" thick, dense, beige perfect collar from the nitro pour. Excellent retention. Great lace. Dark brown, black stout.

S - Mellow, low aroma. Mild roasted malt with a tangy presence in the nose.

T - Roasted malt. Coffee. More character than a Guiness or Murphy's on nitro. Roasted bitterness in the end and some apparent hops.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Low carbonation. All relative to style.

D - Good drinkability. I expected more from a "Small Batch" series.
I think the nitro kind of takes away some from the characteer of this stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-21-2006 20:53:15 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
Photo of coldriver


3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into Sam Adams glass. Pours a deep brownish-black with quickly dissapating one finger head but decent lacing. Smell of roasted coffee, chocolate, and burnt toffee. Coffee seems to be the dominating taste, a bit acrid (in a good way). Mouthfeel is well carbonated, nice and smooth. Overall a solid brew but less than world class.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

08-27-2011 17:40:02 | More by coldriver
Photo of gfreed


3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad stab at the style, but not a great one, either. I was reminded of a loud-mouthed braggart: all show but no mojo behind that intimidating, beetle-black color. The hops are too strong, and whatever oatmeal they used didn't really smooth things out. There's a strong tang of vinyl, too, as if they melted a few 33s into the vat. The subdued roasted flavor is quickly squashed by the bitterness. A bit too much sting in the body, too. Worth a try... but only once.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

02-15-2011 02:10:52 | More by gfreed
Photo of jagada


4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-02-2012 03:34:28 | More by jagada
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-18-2014 23:46:46 | More by Shafaegalo
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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