Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company
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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
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
09-14-2006 04:19:16 | More by KarlHungus
4.25/5 rDev +15.2%
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.
07-03-2007 19:30:01 | More by Vancer
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
08-07-2005 20:44:18 | More by tgbljb
3.58/5 rDev -3%
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.
09-16-2010 23:17:27 | More by jera1350
3.95/5 rDev +7%
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.
07-29-2009 04:54:21 | More by birchstick
3.43/5 rDev -7%
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.
01-24-2006 02:24:21 | More by allengarvin
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
02-01-2009 19:25:55 | More by lackenhauser
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
01-06-2007 23:21:11 | More by arizcards
3.46/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
02-06-2013 21:49:11 | More by KTCamm
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
06-30-2008 18:58:31 | More by JDV
3.8/5 rDev +3%
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.
04-28-2006 22:26:29 | More by bashiba
3.13/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
05-22-2010 05:38:09 | More by Ryan011235
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
03-23-2011 00:18:51 | More by richkrull
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
09-01-2010 04:53:56 | More by FreshHawk
3.15/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
03-20-2011 18:41:36 | More by n2185
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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