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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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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
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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Contagion

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There is a nice dark brown color to the beer, light passes through with difficulties around the edge of the glass. Even though you can't see through it, it is thin enough that you can see that it appears to be clear. There was a nice inch thick tan head when I poured it. It was dense and made up of tiny bubbles. It slowly faded, but there was still some head when I finished the beer 15 minutes after pouring it. Lacing did form on the side of the glass that lasted for a while.

The smell is a mix of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. It has a taste that starts off as a mix of dark chocolate with a coffee finish. There is a touch of bitterness that enhances the flavors and really opens it up to the pallet. The flavor leaves a mild aftertaste that isn't distracting.

This is a medium bodied beer. There is a creaminess to it that coats the mouth. However, for a stout this is a bit on the light and watery side. It is still heavier than your average beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 23:15:51 | More by Contagion
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chalice.

Pours a dark coffee brown with almost no head. Bubbles of beer dance on top of the head as I finish the pour.

Aroma is of rum, raisins and brown sugar. Dark molasses and Jagermeister? Prunes and dates.

Flavor is deep roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Bitter chocolate with a spicy bitter hop on the back, this has a lot of flavors going on. Very deep with a complexity that is surprising.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp, quite dry.

Very drinkable, this one has a great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 22:34:59 | More by wheatyweiss
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KI9A

Illinois

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

Found in a clearance bin at my local beer store for a buck.

A: Dark black, poured a puffy brown head, really nice lacing.

S: Chocolate malt

T: Chocolate malt, expresso.

M: Silky, smooth, creamy. Not much a bitter finish. Nice gateway stout.

D: See above. Not a typical bitter stout, this is a decent "beginners" stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 02:47:33 | More by KI9A
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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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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2008 01:31:21 | More by zeff80
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Deep black body that appears to be filtered. Light beige -almost gray-head that seemed a bit too loose and carbonated for a stout.

S-Loose bouquet of roasted grain. Touches of cocoa and tobacco.

T-Smoky and roasted nuttiness from start to finish. A slight hint of sweetness from the chocolate malt comes through mid-swallow. I would like a little less smokiness and a little more richness from the malts and oats.

M-A bit too thin for this style. The metallic sharpness takes away from the body.

D-Pretty easy to find in WI at taverns and restaurants. Not bad when faced with the usual BMC line up, but I would definitely reach for a samuel smith is I was in the mood for an oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 22:14:27 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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tapman

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very black body with a sandy-mocha head that lasts about 10 minutes before receding to a nice thick lacing.

Smells of chocolate and astringent roasted oatmeal with a vanilla balance.

Taste is burnt and chocolatey...Dark chocolate beer! Creaminess, almost vanilla-like balance to the chocolate with tangy American-tasting hops rounding out the astringent oatmeal.

Mouthfeel is very thick yet not syrupy. A fine mouthfeel for a stout.

This one is very heavy and that makes it tough for a session brew, but as a sipper I'm all for it. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 16:20:52 | More by tapman
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle, poured into a snifter.

Coffee dark in color, it has a thin tan head that shows almost no retention, and little lacing.
Aroma is chocolate milk, roasted grains, particularly coffee, pleasant but not complex.
It is a bit thin on the palate, but the taste is pleasant, coffee, chocolate, at times bitter and at times sweetish.
Nice brew, goes well with simple chocolate (not overly bitter or flavored); not particularly special, but overall worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 03:09:12 | More by brdc
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Lordsloth

Wisconsin

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

12 oz. bottle from a six-pack, poured into a pint glass.

To address a previous poster, yes, there are plenty of bears in Wisconsin, especially up north. :)

Poured dark with a finger high tan head, foamy. Diminishes fairly quickly. Smells good- a dark coffee/chocolate nose. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a stout. Tasty, with a light chocolatey-roasted malt finish. A very smooth stout, kind of on the light side. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 20:24:29 | More by Lordsloth
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getch

Wisconsin

2.58/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a-dark black color, 1 finger of head, which quickly turns to nothing

s-very plain, nothing pops out, very light coffee smell

t-not impressive, just a regular stout tast

m-smooth, no after taste

d- could have many of these, a light dark beer, there is so much out there that has alot more taste than this!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 05:41:41 | More by getch
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lakeviewmike

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I liked the taste and the smell of this beer but the appearance and mouthfeel wasn't what I hoped for.

The beer poured with a very small head, almost nothing. It is opaque black. Very little carbonation. The mouthfeel was a thick and a bit slick. Once again, almost no carbonation. The effect was more like drinking a heavy cup of cold coffee instead of a beer.

The taste was coffee and chocolate. The oatmeal made for a very smooth, mellow flavor.

I like iced coffee with cream and sweetener. This beer would make an interesting substitute. I could see pouring it over ice with some cream. It has plenty of flavor to stand up to the ice.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2007 15:05:29 | More by lakeviewmike
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happygnome

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a very dark brown/black color with ruby hues towards the bottom of the brew a quarter inch of tannish head that dissapears not too quick and leaves a lot of sticky lacing around the edge of the glass
s: roasted cocoa aromas deffinatly stronger than any hop aroma which is expected given the style
t: roasted cocoa beans very enjoyable, no hints of alcohol in taste, a very nice brew
m: medium body brew with very little carbonation

overall, i really enjoyed this brew, very nice cocoay beer

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2007 22:11:33 | More by happygnome
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 23:21:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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pmcadamis

Illinois

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

A - The bottle shows a bear (named Oscar?), but Sand Creek is located in Wisconsin. Are there bears in the woods of our cheesiest of states? Anyhow, this pours the darkest shade of dark brown with a light brown one-finger head that looks solid and creamy. Some really nice lace is left on the glass and while the head settles to a thin collar and some smoke, swirling brings a nice think finger back.

S - Toasted oats, roasted cereal grains, and cornflakes. I also smell a little bit of bittersweet chocolate and loads of deeply roasted coffee grounds.

T - Initially very bitter and roasty, with sweeter dark chocolate coming later. Some leafy hops show up after swallowing; I actually like the way this tastes after I swallow better than before. In the mouth, the cold coffee flavors are a bit much, but the long warm finish is smoother, more chocolatey, and more malty.

M - Medium bodied with a tingly carbonation and a bitter coffee finish. I suspect that the ABV is pretty low, but it does warm my throat a bit.

D - A good all around stout. Nothing really outstanding, but no complaints either.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2007 04:42:45 | More by pmcadamis
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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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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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drseamus

New York

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours jet black with a one finger mocha head. It smells great with strong chocolate and coffee aromas. The flavor is weird. It has a great initial chocolate flavor, but that fades very quickly to a thin taste and feeling. It is very creamy though. It almost makes me think that this beer might be past it's prime, but there is no best by or born on date to check.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 02:04:14 | More by drseamus
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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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kimcgolf

Georgia

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

Pours to a dark brown with medium thick tan head that lingers well and leaves okay lacing. Nice malty aroma of chocolate and oatmeal, that seemed to wane just a little as the beer warmed, but was still pleasant. Flavor of this slightly thin-bodied beer was mostly chocolate, and mouthfeel was slightly chewy. Finsih was medium duration and pleasant, but this beer could have been even better had the body been a little fuller.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 12:12:43 | More by kimcgolf
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beveritt

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a bear licking his chops. No brewed on date.

Appearance: Pours with 3/4 inch of medium tan foamy head that quickly settles into a slight coating. The beer itself is black and opaque with hints of ruby at the edge.


Smell: Predominat smell is a lsightly sweet but mostly bitter chocolate smell, very rich. Backbone of roasted barley and slight hint of bitter hops.

Taste: Decent carbonation bit upfront. SLightly sweet chocolate flavor with a little bit of roasted barley. Finishes with a sweet and creamy feel form the oats.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation, maybe a tad high for a stout. Body is averge.

Drinkability: My first sampling from Sand Creek. I picked this up from a store that had some not too fresh brews and was worried about the age of this single. Very good and drinkable brew. If this is not fresh, I would like to try one that is.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 02:07:40 | More by beveritt
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Phocion

Minnesota

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

Bought this as part of a mixed six-pack. No date on the 12 oz. bottle. Poured into a tulip a deep black with a thin and unretentive brownish head.

Despite being a "Chocolate Oatmeal" stout the biggest standout in the aroma is the rich roasted coffee. The dark chocolate is somewhat harder to pick out, though the warmer it gets the more the roasted oats come out.

The taste is somewhat bitter. Burnt roasted coffee and oats. Little to no hops to speak of. Honestly this thing tastes like an Irish dry stout with some oats thrown in. Very light and not quite what I was expecting to keep me warm for my first cold winter night in southeastern Minnesota. .

As mentioned earlier, this is a very light-bodied stout with not a lot of carbonation. I'm not overly impressed with this one, though it is far from offensive and I could see it as being easily drinkable. In fact, I could definitely see myself recommending this one to someone who enjoys a Guinness to broaden their horizons, but that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 01:45:17 | More by Phocion
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TexIndy

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle that appears to have a dating notch. I got this in a trade so not sure of the exact age so either a couple months old or over a year old but believe couple months. It was a deep black in color even when held to the light. Had about a 1/4" of head that turned into a thin foam with a bunch of carb bubbling in the center of it. The aroma was burnt coffee, roasted malts and a little chocolate. The taste was also of burnt coffee and was watery with a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel was watery as mentioned. Overall it wasn't very good but since not sure on date of sample willing to re-try later. (2.5, NA, ML, N)

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 16:11:56 | More by TexIndy
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Mdog

Minnesota

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

Appearance: Black with a good head and nice lacing while drinking.

Smell: Toasted bread, coffee.

Taste: Sweetness transitions to mocha coffee flavor, not very bitter.

Mouthfeel: Average for a stout.

Drinkability: This is not too bad but not outstanding.

A friend asked me to try this one. It's a pretty decent oatmeal stout but nothing that I'd make special trips to Wisconsin for.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2007 20:17:52 | More by Mdog
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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
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.