Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -7%
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
04-03-2009 01:57:47 | More by brentk56
2.6/5 rDev -29.5%
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.
10-30-2010 20:41:16 | More by womencantsail
3.13/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
10-05-2007 23:21:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
09-08-2011 18:49:14 | More by TMoney2591
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
A - Poured out a jet black color with a small, light brown head. It left nice rings of lace.
S - It smelled of oats, roasted malt and chocolate.
T - It tasted of sweet roasted malt and chocolate with an oatmeal taste that added a touch of bitterness.
M - It was smooth and creamy-soft. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This is a good oatmeal stout. Not exceptional but certainly worth a try and a good value.
02-28-2008 01:31:21 | More by zeff80
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
02-01-2013 14:54:38 | More by Slatetank
3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
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!
12-10-2013 17:42:54 | More by jwc215
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
06-03-2013 20:42:01 | More by Gavage
3.15/5 rDev -14.6%
Thanks to beermaninpa for this...
Appears a black color with a decent frothy tan 1 finger head that lasts for more than a minute. Scattered webbings are left.
Smell is of rolled oats with chocolate malts and a hint of crystal malts that sort of gives it a cheaper aroma.
Taste is of a thin stout with hints of the roasted oatmeal and chocolate. Some roastiness is abound but nothing special.
Mouthfeel is thin for the style with a quick foam upon entering the mouth that dissapates down the hatch.
Drinkability is ok. Nothing really special going on here.
08-05-2005 01:20:01 | More by weeare138
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
3.78/5 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
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. No date or info.
A - Pours out clear and dark amber brown. In the glass, light barely pokes through around the edges. The tan head rises up to a formidable three fingers and slowly descends with clumps of lacing along the way. Great retention!
S - The aroma is great for breakfast; oats and roasted malts with a dry, unsweetened chocolate nose, cocoa, and coffee. Very delicious and inviting this morning.
T - The roasted malts seem to be used in a manner not sparingly as they give the flavor a big dry and bitter flavor that pushes past the other nuances. Again, cocoa, unsweetened chocolate and a bit of coffee but that roasted flavor demolishes all in the end.
M - The oats impart a nice creamy feel to the beer. It's nice and smooth feeling, almost silky, with a well-balanced carbonation crispness to the end and a very dry and bitter finish.
D - Not as good as I had hoped for for breakfast, but it'll do the trick. A good oatmeal stout that'll hold its own against any others. Being strong and assertive makes it a bit more of a chore to drink beyond one or two.
11-28-2009 16:58:18 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
12-25-2013 21:14:57 | More by LiquidAmber
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
4/5 rDev +8.4%
Bottle courtesy of Quinns IGA in La Crosse. Dark brownish black color with a thin and dense dark beige head that lasts a little while. Thin sheets of lacing. Mild coffee and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with burnt coffee, chocolate and malt flavors. The finish is bitter with coffee and hops, along with some sweetness on the back end. Above average all around.
05-25-2006 20:41:31 | More by Dogbrick
4.93/5 rDev +33.6%
Note: This beer was previously brewed by Pioneer Brewing Co. for Wisonsin Brewing Co.
Black with mahogany edges to a light source, a full light brown creamy head. Prominent bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Rich and robust bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Medium-full bodied and creamy with a dry roasty Irish Stout-like finish.
If this is really 4% ABV as noted below then it's amazingly robust for a lighter stout...
Per BOM notes: 35 IBU. 4% ABV.
Malts: Pale, Chocolate, Caramel, and Oats
Hops: English Northern Brewer
11/12/05 (printed on label)
10-18-2006 19:27:04 | More by RBorsato
4/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
11-14-2011 04:11:57 | More by Duff27
3.38/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
04-01-2007 00:59:13 | More by drpimento
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
appearance: The pour produces a very thin khaki head that quickly disappears. The beer is a very dark brown, nearly black in color.
smell: Roasted malts, definate chocolate aroma, slight lactose...smells good. I think I can pick up on some slight oat aroma, but that just may be the chocolate and my expectations playing a trick on me. Hops are low, but just right.
mouthfeel: Carbonation is a high medium and the body a light medium. Not as smooth as I would expect an oatmeal stout to be.
taste: Chocolate malt at the forefront here, and it tastes damn good. There's a slight creaminess on the tongue. Plenty of roasted malt flavor present also. Just enough hops to provide some balance. The finish is of lingering roast and bitter flavors. Pretty good.
drinkability: Thin, both in flavor and in body, but tasty and easy to drink
gracias to dirtylou for smuggling this bottle out of el norte
11-22-2005 00:44:52 | More by blackie
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.