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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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83
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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass this brew has a deep dark chocolate color with a 2 finger milk chocolate head that didn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is a little weak. Some chocolate, burnt caramel, definitely some malt character and a little spice hop note. The taste was a little weak as well. Some chocolate, hops almost take over any sweetness there might have been. A little too much bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, easy drinking stout, but much better in the class.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 00:20:37 | More by WJVII
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-18-2013 20:43:53 | More by Kegatron
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dav2080

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-11-2014 23:07:32 | More by dav2080
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-09-2012 22:02:02 | More by enelson
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-09-2014 06:05:11 | More by crowsnest
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Daktah

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-13-2013 13:58:06 | More by Daktah
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-25-2013 21:33:18 | More by Kaveman
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-04-2014 01:55:38 | More by rapayn01
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-16-2014 22:53:22 | More by ubufan2112
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-28-2012 03:16:35 | More by t0rin0
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-21-2013 01:18:35 | More by TequilaTom
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I first heard of this beer when my brother ordered it at a restaurant a few months back. I finally got a chance to pour this into a standard pint right out of the fridge.

A=Nice dark brown color with creamy, full head.

S=Very slight...sort of vanilla malted with a hint of coffee. Also hints of maple and cola.

T=Not spectacular...no chocolate, no oatmeal...tasted like a typical stout, only watered down. Not bad, just not worth the money.

M=Watery...not the density I expected.

D=I found this a bit difficult to finish, just because I kept on hoping more from each sip, only to discover that the same bland taste lasted throughout.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 03:14:40 | More by dhannes
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured black, with a half finger tan head. Poor rentention, quickly fades to thin collar which leaves little to no lacing. Finely and mildly carbonated.

Milk chocolate, espresso, some deeper charred malts all overtop some creamy oatmeal. Mild leafy, earthy hop aroma also present.

Not much for surprises here, some milk chocolate and espresso on top of creamy and slightly nutty flavours. Somewhat light in terms of roasted character, but a hint of char does come through in the finish along with the touch of earthy hop bitterness. A slightly off putting yeasty mustiness also appears, and is something that has detracted from my enjoyment of other Sand Creek brews.

Somewhat light bodied, as well as light in terms of roasted malts.

An ok stout, more approachable than challenging. Glad i tried it, but will likely not try it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2008 16:47:21 | More by demcorhip
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer poured a relatively thick black which portended good things to come; and it disappointed a bit, but I thought it not too bad. I would weakly recommend it.

Aroma was pleasantly roasty and faintly sweet, like a $6 coffee-flavored beverage.

Flavor was also decent; more sweet coffee-ness with some roastiness. There was also a vegetable flavor that I found a bit off-putting. Mouthfeel was a bit flat, but not awful. Altogether, a not displeasing package but certainly far from excellent.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 02:11:47 | More by BeerBelcher
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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 baker’s chocolate. Definitely not a sweet chocolate. Quite bitter actually.

Mouthfell: Bitter. Lighter bodied than Sam Smith’s with more carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty darn good. This isn’t an amaizing stout but it’s good enough and for the price I could drink quite a bit of it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2005 01:47:11 | More by DaPeculierDane
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umustdrink

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Black stout color, opaque. Light brown head fades to an eighth inch.

S - Lightly toasted chocolate malts.

T - Starts out with a chalky toasted malty taste, then light vanilla and dark roasted coffee flavors. Light toasted malts provide a short lasting finish.

M - Thin to medium consistency with slightly elevated carbonation.

D - Overall an okay stout, could be a bit stronger in the flavor department, but it's pretty easy drinking. Go for a Bell's instead.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2008 06:06:54 | More by umustdrink
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BruChef

New York

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, thought a chocolate oatmeal stout would warrant that type of vessel (love chocolate so anything i can do to encapsulate the aroma, the better) but alas, it was unnecessary, or maybe it wasn't. I think if i would have poured this into a pint glass i might have missed the aroma all together (exaggerating of course). This beer looked a tad bit thin for a stout let alone an oatmeal stout.

The aroma was somewhat chocolatey, faintly roasty and coffee-ish. Pleasant but i wanted more. The taste resembled the same elements described in the aroma, in the same capacity...sigh. It's doesn't taste bad, it actually tastes decent, it's just a little misleading in accordance with is displayed on the label. The mouth feel, is as thin as it looks. This is supposed to be a chocolate oatmeal stout for goodness sakes! It's more like a solid English porter/brown ale and if that was the goal, i'd say kudos! Mission accomplished! Unfortunately one of the only thing this beer has greatly succeeded in was it's drinkability.

Not a bad beer but i wouldn't seek this one out again unless i ever make it to Wisconsin to try it on draft. Second chances, every beer deserves one! Almost.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 22:58:31 | More by BruChef
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pleasing enough but nothing special. Tasted like Guinness with a hint of chocolate. It was a little thin for me for a stout. I may have a few of these on St. Pat's Day as like I said, it is close enough to Guinness. The smell was nothing special. Faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Nice dark look in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 03:02:42 | More by mjpolzin
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured fairly warm. It had a nice big, foamy, textured head that quickly subsided to just a trace. Only a hint of lace. Opaque brown color. Light malty, roasty, chocolatey aroma. Not as much taste as I've noticed before, but this bottle here at home is a bit old. Nice mouth-filling body with a bit of softness. Pleasant dark malt, roasty finish. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 00:59:13 | More by drpimento
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slyke

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oscar's Stout pours an opaque black color with a finger of tan head that fades after a few minutes, but laces quite nicely.

The smell is of chocolate and coffee - not a bad pair of smells.

The taste starts with a coffee-like note, gets malty and chocolaty in the middle and finishes with a slight hop nibble.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied, slightly coating.

There are better stouts out there, but this one isn't bad and is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 17:03:15 | More by slyke
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battlekow

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have three oatmeal stouts in my fridge: this, Gray's, and Samuel Smith's. Two Wisconsin welterweights, local boys done good, against the big, bad Brit.

The two Wisconsin beers look markedly different in appearance; they're both stoutishly black, but Oscar's is the only truly opaque one, and has an enormous head that reminds me of cookie dough, if bubbles were chocolate chips. Gray's, on the other hand, has no head whatsoever, but does have pretty good lacing.

While Gray's smells like fresh, vigorous coffee, Oscar's smells like old coffee filters, used up and crippled. It actually has some floral hoppiness to the taste, which surprised me. Mouthfeel is kind of frothy, like fresh arterial blood, which is unsurprising given the fact that I poured this beer fifteen minutes ago and not only is the head still present, the sides of the glass remain fully laced.

Oscar, you suck. Okay, you don't suck, but Gray's wins the state championship, and moves on to fight England's Samuel Smith's for the championship of the Western Morality Bloc.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2005 04:12:24 | More by battlekow
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty darn dark chocolate color with a tight knit tan head that leaves a smattering of lace behind

Smell: With a hint of chocolate and roasty malt, this beer provides a strong oaty element in the aroma

Taste: Starts out with a black bread, chocolate and oats character and adds a hint of molasses in the mid-palate; after the swallow, the beer develops a peculiar lemony character that is very un-stoutlike

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mellow carbonation

Drinkability: A very unusual oatmeal stout though not unpleasant to drink

Thanks, joshuaseresse, for the chance to re-visit

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 01:57:47 | More by brentk56
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allengarvin

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, this is a very dark beer, even held up to the light, with a tan layer of foam across the top. Nose is malty, lightly roasted, with a pleasant but light coffee aroma. Powdery, roasted, almost-burnt malt flavor, strongly tasting of coffee. I can't find any chocolate in here. Low hops, but the roasted malt offsets any sweetness. Moderate carbonation; lacks the silky smoothness of a good oatmeal stout.

Disappointing beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 02:24:21 | More by allengarvin
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a dark nut brown color and settles damn near black with ruby edges. A few bubbles cling throughout drinking this. The nose is a bit subtle but offers some chocolate and coffee notes. Nothing too special here. The taste is a bit bold thankfully. Chocolate and coffee linger and are wrapped up in a roasty blanket. Mouthfeel is a lighter feel for a stout but it is very drinkable. Decent stout

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 19:42:05 | More by ChugginOil
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ChiSox05

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

That smells like a chocolate malt. Coffee, milky malt, semi-sweet chocolate chips. Something green in the background.

Poured a dark chocolate brown, looks rich, sudsy cinnamon colored head that holds on the surface.

Burnt roast taste up front. Coffee, burnt malt, taste is on the bitter side. Semi-dry with more burnt malt and grains than chocolate. That shows up at the end and in the aftertaste, a darker chocolate coating on the palate.

Light bodied, a lot lighter than expected from the pour, extra carbonation remains that loosens the beer up a bit. Noticeable hidden carbonation, body is offsetting.

Not a great stout, looks good, smells real good, tastes alright. The light body makes having a few possible, but they could get boring in a hurry.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2005 06:56:56 | More by ChiSox05
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.