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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
good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew pours an opaque black color. The head is two fingers in height, and tan in color. Lacing is thorough. The aroma is roasted malt, graham cracker, cream, and coffee. The taste is like the aroma, but a little less pronounced. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with a lot of carbonation that detracts a bit from the flavor. Overall, this is a pretty good stout that I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 04:19:16 | More by KarlHungus
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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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 18:20:57 | More by bpfrush
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Vancer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy moly, the Oscar stout hit the spot. This rich and malty brew will make for a great winter drinker sessional. Great marks all across the board.

Dark as nite pour, frothy tan head just to get things started. Excellent chocolate toffee aroma, just like sniffing a chocolate malt shake. Taste backs off a notch from such a great smell, still a solid performer with the oats smoothing this brew out splendidly, and a roasted coffee kicking in also.

I will return for more.

10/31 I did return - damn good Oaty at a damn nice price of $7.50 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 19:30:01 | More by Vancer
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured a deep brown, virtually black color with tanish head that feel to a slight ring. Smell is of coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt and is very pleasant. Taste is strong of coffee and toated malt and follows through with the smell. Aftertaste is a bit dissapointing and fails to follow through from the taste. A very good beer that seems to fail in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 20:44:18 | More by tgbljb
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-03-2014 17:28:46 | More by ZEB89
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep and dark chocolate brown color with a frothy tan head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

Big milk chocolate nose with some roastiness and a hint of coffee.

The taste pretty much matches the nose, but without the sweetness that milk chocolate brings. A good roasty aftertaste.

Very foamy and overcarbonated in the mouth. The body is a bit thin for the style as well. Finishes very dry.

An above average oatmeal stout that is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 23:17:27 | More by jera1350
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birchstick

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - very dark with a nice one-finger head

S - smells of roasted malts dominate the nose; there are also tones of dark chocolate...smells pretty good

T - It has the sweetness of an oatmeal stout and the chocolate tones are there as well. However, the coffee/burnt malt character stand out the most. This is definitely a well-labeled beer.

M - smooth but a little thin

D - This is a pretty decent stout. Not very overpowering with its taste, but flavorful enough to keep it pretty interesting. I could definitely have more than a couple of these without thinking twice about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 04:54:21 | More by birchstick
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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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lackenhauser

Maryland

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

Dark, dark brown in the pour. Borders on black when held to the light. Very faint roasted aroma. Slight metallic/coppery tinge to it. Mellow roasted flavor with a faint hop bite to it. Again it has a somewhat metal taste to it. Rather thin body wise. Lacks the silky smoothness of an oatmeal stout. A notch above average.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 19:25:55 | More by lackenhauser
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-09-2013 21:48:34 | More by jheezee
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-01-2013 23:01:59 | More by JamLand
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arizcards

Arizona

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as part of my MicroBeer Club November shipment received at the end of November.
Beer poured black with a tan head that is barely hanging around. Nose is very pleasant, of chocolate malts. Taste is very heavy on the chocolate malts but the lack of hops leaves this a bit unbalanced. Mouthfeel is very smooth but a bit thinner than hoped. Overall drinkability is pretty good. Not a bad beer but could be better with a few tweaks to the recipe.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2007 23:21:11 | More by arizcards
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
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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JDV

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle courtesy of buckybeer. Thanks!
pours black with a big lasting light tan head. Smell is sweet, chocolately and roasty. Taste is smooth, lightly creamy, roasty chocolate with a tiny hint of light bitterness for balance. Medium to thin bodied and a mild powdered chocolately finish. A touch mild, but nice flavor still and a good sweet stout for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 18:58:31 | More by JDV
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bashiba

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 22:26:29 | More by bashiba
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-09-2014 17:26:09 | More by TX-Badger
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-05-2012 03:26:28 | More by atone315
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Ryan011235

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 05:38:09 | More by Ryan011235
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-27-2014 13:21:25 | More by Herky21
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2013 02:59:39 | More by Zachtheporter
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark walnut with deep ruby on the edge. Fairly large, frothy, slightly creamy, with tiny bubbles, with somewhere between off-white and tan color. Decent retention with a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Plenty of roasted malt and oat with a lot of chocolate (mostly chocolate, but some milk chocolate too). A touch of chocolate and hints of sweet cream/lactose type of smell.

T - Plenty of roasted oat and roasted malt. A lot of dark chocolate with a fair amount of coffee as well. Has a touch of bitterness, especially toward the finish. Hints of earthy and nutty flavors.

M - Medium (maybe a little on the light side) with about average carbonation. Quite creamy and a bit of a chewy feel as well.

D - Pretty drinkable with a good mixture of chocolate, coffee, and oat. Mouthfeel helps make it pretty easy to drink as well. Nice touch of bitterness as well.

Notes: A pretty good oatmeal stout. Not outstanding, but good. A good amount of chocolate and coffee as well. Worth a try, but I don't know if it would necessarily be worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 04:53:56 | More by FreshHawk
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:18:51 | More by richkrull
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SpeedwayJim

New York

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...

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 02:40:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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granger10

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter black color with some red highlights. Medium controlled tan head. No lacing. A good medium chocolate flavor to this beer. Not sweet but not bitter either. More milky than I expected. It leaves sort of a lactose film in my mouth, like when drinking milk. Nutty roast deep down. Some acidic black malts up top. Not too oatmealy imo. Good fuller body. Not the smoothest oatmeal stout I've had but more flavorful than most. Very good for the price.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2006 02:44:27 | More by granger10
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.