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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
82
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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: arizcards on 06-12-2005)
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1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

Larrydoherty, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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...

SpeedwayJim, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of sauron681
2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark almost black. Has an off color head and well carbonated. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Lacing lasted the entire session.

Very predominant coffee flavor. Like cold coffee. Hints of light malt, kinda bland though.

Very light in the mouth feel. Watery overall, and a long lingering of chocolate and again coffee.

Basically and iced coffee, coffee, coffee.

sauron681, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of getch
2.58/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a-dark black color, 1 finger of head, which quickly turns to nothing

s-very plain, nothing pops out, very light coffee smell

t-not impressive, just a regular stout tast

m-smooth, no after taste

d- could have many of these, a light dark beer, there is so much out there that has alot more taste than this!

getch, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of womencantsail
2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Bobby for bringing this one back from his trip.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a thin tan head.

S: A strangely smokey aroma with chocolate and roast. Also, there is a fairly strong sulfur aroma that one might describe as farts (and pretty bad ones at that).

T: Again, more roast, chocolate, and smoke. There's a definite acidic character to the beer which is off-putting and certainly doesn't belong. A mild sweetness, but not very much oatmeal.

M: The body is medium with the carbonation fitting the same description. Not the same smooth, velvety mouthfeel of most oatmeal stouts.

D: This beer made very little sense and was not very pleasant to drink. I would pass on this one should I see it again.

womencantsail, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- black with a tiny quickly vanishing coffee colored head.

S- oats, roasted malts. wheres the chocolate?

T- same as the smell. wasnt there supposed to be chocolate in there somewhere? its possibly at the end, but thats kind of a stretch

M- very thin and watery. seems to be overly carbonated.

D- very weak and simple. im sure i could drink more of these (it wasnt offensive) , but im not sure id want to. only if i was desperate.

jwinship83, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of GringoKid
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

GringoKid, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of TexIndy
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle that appears to have a dating notch. I got this in a trade so not sure of the exact age so either a couple months old or over a year old but believe couple months. It was a deep black in color even when held to the light. Had about a 1/4" of head that turned into a thin foam with a bunch of carb bubbling in the center of it. The aroma was burnt coffee, roasted malts and a little chocolate. The taste was also of burnt coffee and was watery with a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel was watery as mentioned. Overall it wasn't very good but since not sure on date of sample willing to re-try later. (2.5, NA, ML, N)

TexIndy, Jan 15, 2007
Photo of mariposafan
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark red-brown with a short beige head that fades to respectable lacing.

The aroma has chocolate and roasty notes along with a little malty sweetness.

The flavor is more than a little watery with an almost metallic edge. I'm not getting any chocolate at all, just a little coffee like roast bitterness. A little sweetness but really there just isn't much there.

Thin on the mouthfeel but it's saved by good, smooth, creamy carbonation.

Overall, not much going for it. It lacks the richness that the aroma suggests which only makes the flavor more disappointing. Easy enough to drink but I can't imagine seeking it out again.

mariposafan, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Very dark brown with reddish highlights around the edges, one finger of tan head recedes back down to a collar in about a minute, minimal lacing left behind.

S. Smells lightly of roasted malt and bitter coffee, but mostly of baking chocolate. Not very intense in aroma overall.

T. Just like the nose, the flavor is mostly comprised of baking chocolate with tinges of faint roastedness / coffee. I can’t seem to separate out any hop bittering aroma or flavor from the light bitterness levels of the roast…overall everything seems like a very thin and light version of a stout. Its in balance, but needs some amplification IMHO.

M. Far too watery and thin for my preferences. Medium carbonation.

WastingFreetime, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Deep black body that appears to be filtered. Light beige -almost gray-head that seemed a bit too loose and carbonated for a stout.

S-Loose bouquet of roasted grain. Touches of cocoa and tobacco.

T-Smoky and roasted nuttiness from start to finish. A slight hint of sweetness from the chocolate malt comes through mid-swallow. I would like a little less smokiness and a little more richness from the malts and oats.

M-A bit too thin for this style. The metallic sharpness takes away from the body.

D-Pretty easy to find in WI at taverns and restaurants. Not bad when faced with the usual BMC line up, but I would definitely reach for a samuel smith is I was in the mood for an oatmeal stout.

ALESwhatCURESya, Feb 22, 2008
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -18.7%

atone315, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of herman77
3/5  rDev -18.7%

herman77, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

joegdmb, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

BadgerBrewer16, Feb 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

FortKnox15, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

searcy, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

AdmiralOzone, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. It’s consistent, but mostly one dimensional. The palate is smooth and drinkable, but could use some more complexity. Salt is the smack.

CharlesDarwin, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, nice label, no date

Appearance: Dark brown beer crowned with a big fluffy light tan head with good retention

Smell: More brown ale than oatmeal stout, but pleasant; This is nutty, with mild esters, and just a TOUCH of coffee and mild chocolate malts

Taste: Again...this makes a pretty tasty brown ale. It's just not very "stout-like." Where's the roast, the burnt, the coffee, the chocolate, etc? You get some mild, dry chocolate malts here, and an unfortunate metallic bitterness.

Mouthfeel: NOT what I look for in what's usually a creamy, chewy style

Drinkability: Medium...the metallic bitter notes really hurt here

Conclusion: Good looking beer that fails to come through in the flavor department.

BedetheVenerable, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of Soneast
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with auburn highlights. The head seemed minute at first, but actually grew to about 2 inches after the pour. Nice light brown colored head, made up of large bubbles which diminished to a thin creamy layer. A fair amount of lacing initially but then watered down to no lace.

Smells like burnt chocolate, maybe a hint of molasses. Definitely some roasted grains there.

Taste is a bit watered down, but overall a nice chocolaty/ roasted grain flavor on the front, with a bit of oatmeal on the end with an almost sweet smokey flavor. A bitter chocolate flavor hangs on the palate for quite some time.

Medium body, pretty low carbonation. Feels watery in my mouth.

Soneast, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of Ryan011235
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 5/14/10

Pours a dark, cola brown & settles near black in the glass. Despite the head initially reaching the top of the glass, it has dissipated to an 1/8th inch layer of foam. Ok retention & lace.

The aroma is that of roasted malts - chocolate, coffee & a mild toastiness. Mild, earthy hop notes are peak through from time to time. The oatmeal is distinct & really helps to smooth out the overall aroma.

The taste is pretty much in line with the nose. Roasted coffee & subtle chocolate notes are most notable. A touch of hoppy kick picks up toward the finish, adding a few spicy hints. Oatmeal is soothing, but seems more restrained than I might expect.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation that offers just a little bit of prickliness. Roasted residuals & a dry bitterness linger on the finish.

Nothing particularly astounding is going on with this beer, but it's certainly decent. It's pleasant enough to drink; it just seems tame to me. No regrets about trying it, but I likely won't pick it up again.

Ryan011235, May 22, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a black body with faint ruby-hued edges and a thin, beige head.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma with notes of dark, bitter chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Overall, a bittersweet chocolate flavor which thins and gives way to roasted coffee and a hint of anise. Finishes with a little roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat watery.

Drinkability: Though not a terrible stout, it is a tad depressing.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 06, 2007
Photo of n2185
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with two fingers of khaki head that quickly fades to a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Some roasted malts up front followed by sweet, creamy chocolate. Slight hop aroma on the finish as well.

T: Roasted malts followed by a surprisingly weak chocolate flavor considering that it's in the name and can be smelled strongly. The finish has a light roasted bitterness.

M: Medium-thick body with a decent amount of carbonation, this beer is creamy at first but has a watery finish that I'm not a fan of.

O: Overall, a decent oatmeal stout that is fairly drinkable and could be a decent session beer with its low gravity. Nothing to write home about, though.

n2185, Mar 20, 2011
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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.