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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
83
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%


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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Northsider

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best stouts I've had to date. From tap at Fork Chicago.

Appearance is black with great tan head that never goes away.

Smell is roasty and malty, with that great coffee note.

Taste is a bit sweet but the roasted malt is the majority of the taste. Slightly bitter finish, but perfectly balanced.

Overall one of my favorite stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2011 00:26:53 | More by Northsider
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2006 14:32:27 | More by CharlesDarwin
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -9%
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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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin light brown film that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. Mild aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, nice chocolate, day old coffee, finishes with mild hop bitterness and a touch of char. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. A quite nice low ABV stout. The oatmeal gives it a much more pleasant feel than most light stouts, and the flavors, although not intense, are nicely balanced and pleasant. I don't usually go to the stout style for a session beer, but if I did, this would be an excellent candidate. Mild, but nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 21:14:57 | More by LiquidAmber
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown with a nice light brown head.

The smell is of roasted coffee, chocolate and earthy tones in the back.

The taste is of deep roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet, roasty, slightly sour in the finish.

It is pretty creamy - the oatmeal maltiness makes it smooth. Nice carbonation level for the style.

A solid stout!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 17:42:54 | More by jwc215
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark brown color with a slight brown, carbonated head. The aroma is filled with cocoa and oats. The taste is a little thinner than I would have thought. It has a sweet oat flavor yet it is not super heavy in flavor. Decent body and very drinkable but I also think a little over-rated as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 02:38:44 | More by Lemke10
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oscar's pours a black color with a small head. There is a creamy oatmeal and roasted aroma with hints of chocolates. The taste is creamy roasted, mellow chocolate notes, all on a nice mellow roasted malty backbone. The overall flavor is a bit weak and watery. Overall its a nice stout, but a bit weak.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:19:03 | More by vette2006c5r
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark black color with a two finger head that lasts a while. Some moderate lace develops.

Smell: roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, and a bit of oatmeal comes through to the nose.

Taste: follows the nose as roasted malt, dark chocolate, a hint of espresso, and some smoothness from the oats creates a well balance flavor profile. Bitterness is very mild, and there is a hint of burnt flavor arriving late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a decent beer but one of these is enough in a session. Worth giving it a try especially since the chocolate does come through here.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 20:42:01 | More by Gavage
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parejkoj

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Completely black and opaque. Limited head, would like to see a bit more foam once poured into a glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee and cappuccino/mocha. Smells great!

Taste: For a chocolate oatmeal stout, it has some nice chocolate mocha flavors that needs a little more depth. Additional roasted coffee flavor might be good. Not particularly dry, there is plenty of lingering sweetness. Only a little astringency toward the end.

Mouthfeel: It could use significantly more body to smooth out the roasted malt. Oatmeal stouts come with the expectation that they are exceedingly smooth and coat the mouth. I imagine it might be significantly better on nitro rather than from the bottle or CO2 tap.

Overall: It's good, it could be great if you could have it on nitro or if they bump up the body and mouthfeel a bit. But if you're looking for a solid chocolate stout with a touch of roasted aromas, Oscar's won't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:29:23 | More by parejkoj
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours seal brown with an unremarkable khaki head that soon recedes. Aroma smells of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of molasses. The taste features black coffee up front courtesy of the roasted (practically burnt) malt. This is not nearly as sweet as the smell would suggest, and any chocolate is barely a whisper, which is surprising considering the name on the bottle. The coffee bitterness segues into more of a hop bitterness in the middle. A more palatable coffee/mocha flavor reestablishes itself at the finish, yielding a pleasurable aftertaste that outshines the majority of the experience. The medium body facilitates a smooth mouthfeel, though I prefer a little more chewiness in a stout myself.

This is a drinkable stout, however the bitterness leaves it mostly one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 00:48:38 | More by MaximalC
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with hues of ruby, one finger dark tan head that fades slowly to a thick ring with moderate lacing.

Aroma of dark malt, oats and light coffee.

Taste followed the nose with roasted malt, oats, coffee with a slightly sweetness at the end. I did not smell or taste chocolate.

Mouth Feel was medium leaning light body, just a tad watery, low carbonation, smooth with a slight sweet ending.

Overall this is an average stout, would have liked it better if it had a little more body.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 21:47:32 | More by dtivp
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a really dark brew with a very nice tan head. The smell was like dark roasted (nearly burnt) grains. The beer did not taste burnt however. The beer tasted nice and toasty with big coffee or cappuccino taste to it. The beer had good lacing and had a bit of a dry finish. I don;t like that but I would buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 16:53:04 | More by Minkybut
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 21:49:11 | More by KTCamm
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JC for sharing this enjoyed the bottle in a pint glass chilled.

The color is black, opaque with a good 2 inches of light beige with compact bead and good retention. The smell is like fig with fruit and sweet aromas like a fig newton with mild sweet oatmeal cookie scent. The feel is full with moderate creaminess from the oats with a sweet malt middle and semi-low carbonation with roasty finish.

The flavor has a good malt presence with some caramel and moderately sweet cocoa tinges with light dried fruit taste and very low bitterness with some light roast flavor and very gentle yeast in the finish adding to the sweetness and grain of the oats. Overall I enjoyed this but it is pretty subdued and I would probably prefer a bolder oatmeal stout to be honest. It has a nice drinkability for the strength, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 14:54:38 | More by Slatetank
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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip pint.

A- Pours black with some mahogany showing through when held up to light. Fluffy tan 1-finger head. Leaves spotty lacing.

S- Oats stand out the most, roasted malt, and some light coffee. Chocolate really isn't that evident.

T- Very toasty and sweet. Chocolate still doesn't jump out on the the tongue, but it does make more a presence in taste than smell. Roasted oats and malt are the main factors in play, but the finish is fairly sweet due to the chocolate.

M- Low carbonation with a medium-low body. It is pretty light for a stout. Very easy to have more than one or two of these.

O- This is not a bad beer. I enjoyed the roasty, smokiness of it, but I feel the chocolate was lacking. Typically I enjoy the roast flavors over the sweeter one, but I feel like when you advertise a beer as being a chocolate oatmeal stout there should be a strong chocolate presence. Either way this is an enjoyable stout, seems like a great introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 22:55:51 | More by AC-Mivsek
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
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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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:34:49 | More by WastingFreetime
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 21:03:26 | More by mariposafan
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a half inch medium mocha head on a brown beer,

Smell equals weak chocolate sweeetness.

Roasty, creamy chocolatey, A certain nuttiness, would guess more alcohol than stated 4.5%abv.

Medium motuhfeel, above average carbonation.

I liked this one a lot. A simple low ABV stout with big flavor. I wonder why it isn't rayed higher on Beer Advocate. Worth a try for stout fans.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 04:11:57 | More by Duff27
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:07:47 | More by WoodBrew
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I hope that bear can brew a good beer... It pours a dark garnet-tinged black-brown topped by a finger of relatively short-lived dirty tan foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, toasted oats, and a small bit o' molasses. The taste holds notes of cocoa powder, light coffee, very light molasses, and light roasted malts. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a pretty nice oatmeal stout, one that doesn't try to do too much with the chocolate (which often ends in disappointment, frankly). Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 18:49:14 | More by TMoney2591
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SkitzIrish3

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with thin layer of tan head that dissolves quickly to thin lacing, but sticks around until the very end.

I'm not grabbing a real solid aroma but what is there is a real thin chocolate, light coffee, and traces of vanilla.

I'm impressed with the taste after the fairly weak smell. Light chocolate and coffee notes, slight vanilla, and some pleasant bitterness, all led by huge roasty malt characters. It has a medium mouthfeel in regards to stouts.

My first Oatmeal Stout and an enjoyable beer, but I feel like this is not a good first example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 18:14:21 | More by SkitzIrish3
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A – Black with no light seeing through at all. One finger of creamy tan head.

S – Cocoa, mocha, vanilla and dark chocolate.

T – Roasty to start. Light coffee flavors. Milk chocolate but not sweet. Reminds me of bakers chocolate. Finishes watery at the end with no real lingering tastes at all.

M – Medium bodied and good carbonation.

O – The nose on this suggested a stronger fuller flavor that really never appeared. Warming did not bring out any more taste notes. Strictly average here.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 23:45:38 | More by GallowsThief
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Jazzcrop

California

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes are sour dank chocolate, raspberry vomit, wild yeast, hops, sweet sweet sweet oatmeal, mocha, caramel, some roast, ink and dried fruits. Smells like a stout that needs to be aged for a bit in some wood before it can be let out and sipped and enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 05:16:36 | More by Jazzcrop
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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