Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company
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3.35/5 rDev -9.2%
Appearance: Beautiful milk chocolate head, dark brown beer. Head is thick and lasting!
Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits, lots of roasted coffee.
Taste: Roasted Arabica and dry mocha or bakers chocolate. Definitely not a sweet chocolate. Quite bitter actually.
Mouthfell: Bitter. Lighter bodied than Sam Smiths with more carbonation.
Drinkability: Pretty darn good. This isnt an amaizing stout but its good enough and for the price I could drink quite a bit of it.
10-17-2005 01:47:11 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a black body with a creamy dark oatmeal colored head. The head last for a good bit.
S- The smell of dark roasted coffee, malt and some toasted oats fills out the aroma.
T- The taste of coffee kicks of this beer and the coffee taste like coffee brewed a little to long ago. It is not really bad tasting but it is not quite fresh brewed or coffee bean good. There is a nice tart earthiness after that which quickly finishes with a slight sour and cola finish. The finish has some carbonic acid which is probably enhanced by the sour note in the beer. The taste of coffee hangs on the tongue after each sip.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a faint chewy note.
D- It is hard to do a beer that has so many flavors thrown in together that the chocolate and most of the oatmeal is lost but there is a lot of coffee and tart flavors that dominate. Interesting beer but I think the stout should come first and the other flavors should support.
05-27-2006 20:08:45 | More by rhoadsrage
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured a dark brown color with beige head on it. Smell is heavy coffee. Taste is a mix of chocolate and coffee. Not a lot of oatmeal coming through for me. Medium bodied beer. Pretty good overall (my wife absolutely loves it!). I'm sure it will have a regular spot in our fridge.
03-23-2011 00:18:51 | More by richkrull
3.8/5 rDev +3%
A - The bottle shows a bear (named Oscar?), but Sand Creek is located in Wisconsin. Are there bears in the woods of our cheesiest of states? Anyhow, this pours the darkest shade of dark brown with a light brown one-finger head that looks solid and creamy. Some really nice lace is left on the glass and while the head settles to a thin collar and some smoke, swirling brings a nice think finger back.
S - Toasted oats, roasted cereal grains, and cornflakes. I also smell a little bit of bittersweet chocolate and loads of deeply roasted coffee grounds.
T - Initially very bitter and roasty, with sweeter dark chocolate coming later. Some leafy hops show up after swallowing; I actually like the way this tastes after I swallow better than before. In the mouth, the cold coffee flavors are a bit much, but the long warm finish is smoother, more chocolatey, and more malty.
M - Medium bodied with a tingly carbonation and a bitter coffee finish. I suspect that the ABV is pretty low, but it does warm my throat a bit.
D - A good all around stout. Nothing really outstanding, but no complaints either.
08-24-2007 04:42:45 | More by pmcadamis
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
Picked up a single at Badger Liquor on State St. here in Madison, the self-proclaimed "Madison's Happiest Corner"....if you say so, guys.
Pours pitch black with absolutely no head, even though I gave it a pretty rough pour. I thin, spotty tan coating is all to be seen. Smell is quite nice, roasty malts and fresh coffee. Taste continues with the sweet roasted malts, coffee, and maybe a hint of raspeberry chocolate. It describes itself as a "Chocolate Oatmeal Stout", but coffee is the dominating feature here, which is fine by me, I like a good coffee stout. Mouthfeel, sadly, is almost flat, seems rather undercarbonated, but still thick and smooth. Overall, the yummy coffee aroma and taste mostly make up for the lackluster appearance and mouthfeel. Worth a try if you can find it. I've never seen it anywhere else.
07-31-2005 06:57:18 | More by Golden2wenty1
2.53/5 rDev -31.4%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Surly pint glass.
A: Moderate pour yields a 1 finger semi-coarse, light chocolate head that fades gradually. Beer is a dark, almost opaque amber. Lacing is actually pretty epic... frothy, full, and nearly completely covering the glass.
S: Oatmeal is really prominent in this one. Never had an oatmeal stout that actually smelled like oatmeal before... also hints of burnt chocolate and a distinct slightly sour wheatiness.
T: Opens with a coffee sourness, faint chocolate in the middle but its nearly completely suppressed by a strawy, oatmeal. End is a smattering of roasted chocolate malts and coffee but all really thin and without any real character.
M: Light to medium bodied, bitingly coarse and rough. Very watery and thin. Finish is near non-existent. I kept hoping this would get better as it warmed, but it didn't... isn't the addition of oatmeal supposed to make a beer smoother? fuller? I guess they missed the memo here.
D: I won't be having this again. Just not impressed at all. The flavor was a little off, nose wasn't all that, but the feel was just a crime... never had a stout so coarse and I hope I never do again...
01-29-2010 02:40:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
found at some cheap liquor store on university (or is it campus), but also seen out at Steve's on Mineral point
appearance: black, thin dark brown head that vanishes quickly with little lacing...pretty standard appearance at best
smell: not overwhelming, quite nutty, dark chocolate and medium coffee aromas hit the nose, slight smoke smell as well
taste: surprising tasty considering the average smells/appearance. rich chocolate with definite coffee and oatmeal flavors...sweet, almost fruity chocolate flavors are present
mouthfeel: definately the downfall of this one, entirely too thin, just doesnt match the flavors
drinkability: pretty easy drinking
08-08-2005 23:26:16 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev +8.4%
Its Saturday night and time for dessert. Trying a Sand Creek Oscar Chocolate Stout. The stout poured dark opaque with off-white head that is not lacing. The smell includes roast, chocolate, and some espresso. The taste includes roast, chocolate, and espresso...much like the nose. The mouthfeel is ok, light body..perhaps too much carbonation. Overall it is a decent stout...not the best, but definitely good.
11-06-2011 02:07:47 | More by WoodBrew
3.1/5 rDev -16%
Originally reviewed April 9, 2005. On tap at the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. Pour of deep black-brown with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee and so is the flavor. Its consistent, but mostly one dimensional. The palate is smooth and drinkable, but could use some more complexity. Salt is the smack.
08-07-2006 14:32:27 | More by CharlesDarwin
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a bear licking his chops. No brewed on date.
Appearance: Pours with 3/4 inch of medium tan foamy head that quickly settles into a slight coating. The beer itself is black and opaque with hints of ruby at the edge.
Smell: Predominat smell is a lsightly sweet but mostly bitter chocolate smell, very rich. Backbone of roasted barley and slight hint of bitter hops.
Taste: Decent carbonation bit upfront. SLightly sweet chocolate flavor with a little bit of roasted barley. Finishes with a sweet and creamy feel form the oats.
Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation, maybe a tad high for a stout. Body is averge.
Drinkability: My first sampling from Sand Creek. I picked this up from a store that had some not too fresh brews and was worried about the age of this single. Very good and drinkable brew. If this is not fresh, I would like to try one that is.
03-06-2007 02:07:40 | More by beveritt
3.8/5 rDev +3%
Poured a very flat brown with no head.
Smell was full of dark bitter chocolate with hints of dark malts and a touch of grain.
Taste was nice with strong dark chocolate flavors mixing well with the oatmeal taste and a nice bit of standard burnt stout flavors.
Mouthfeel was a bit on the light side for the style, but had a nice creamy finish.
Overall a very nice stout I will be looking for again soon.
04-28-2006 22:26:29 | More by bashiba
3.46/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Pours dark black with some tan/off white foam. Nose is strong oat. Chocolate malt too. Present, but not potent. Taste is a smooth sweet chocolate malt, oat finish. Very subdued hop. Milky but not lactose-y. Very light and balanced. Good flavor, good stout.
02-06-2013 21:49:11 | More by KTCamm
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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