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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
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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: arizcards on 06-12-2005)
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Photo of lightindarkness
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is another bottle from boilerbeer, so thanks!

Pours very black with toasted brown edges. A nice sandy head settles quickly to virtually nothing but manages to leave a few spots of lace before it fades completely. A good looking beer, but not overly exciting.

Nose is a very nice blend of syrup, bark, earth, chocolate, and sweet cappuccino. Very nice.

Oatmeal and dark toasted grains hang on the tongue up front, with a nice mildly sweet chocolate and coffee flavor adding some nice dimension. Finishes with a little more oatmeal and a slightly hollow burnt wood flavor. Not a lot of complexity, but some very pleasant flavors in a nice tasting beer.

Medium bodied, with a hint of oatmeal smoothness. Carbonation has a moment of sharpness but is overall rather weak. Leaves a light coating hanging around extending the flavor nicely after the swallow.

Pleasant and tasty with some nice details and a decent feel. Goes down pretty easily. Not the first beer I'd grab, but one I could certainly sip on for an evening.

lightindarkness, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of slyke
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oscar's Stout pours an opaque black color with a finger of tan head that fades after a few minutes, but laces quite nicely.

The smell is of chocolate and coffee - not a bad pair of smells.

The taste starts with a coffee-like note, gets malty and chocolaty in the middle and finishes with a slight hop nibble.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied, slightly coating.

There are better stouts out there, but this one isn't bad and is definitely worth a try.

slyke, Aug 30, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice bit fluffy light brown/tan head that leaves some sticky lacing as it recedes. The body is pitch black with no light seen through the glass.

S- Very big sweet chocolate, roasted malt, sweet oatmeal, and a nice hoppy edge.

T- Starts out quite dry then moves in for a nice balanced hershey's chocolate note, with a touch of mocha and lactose, then finishes with a long hershey's chocolate. Not terribly complex, but quite good.

M- Low/med carbonation works well. The finish is quite long. I would have liked to see some bigger mouthfeel, overall.

D- 4.5% makes this quite sessionable. I'd defintely drink this again.

Greggy, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of jwinship83
2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- black with a tiny quickly vanishing coffee colored head.

S- oats, roasted malts. wheres the chocolate?

T- same as the smell. wasnt there supposed to be chocolate in there somewhere? its possibly at the end, but thats kind of a stretch

M- very thin and watery. seems to be overly carbonated.

D- very weak and simple. im sure i could drink more of these (it wasnt offensive) , but im not sure id want to. only if i was desperate.

jwinship83, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of orangemoustache
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown nearing black with some slightly reddish highlights on the edges,the head is a darker than average,chocholaty brown and medium in size with very little lacing to be seen as it quickly fizzles out.The nose is subtle and made mostly up of coffee and roasted malts.This is a really light Stout considering the layers of flavor within.Lots of dry coca powder and lightly roasted coffees take center stage,backed up by a good nutty,semi sweet finish.Very light body,not really creamy,more soft and smoothe.I was in the mood for a good breakfest beer this morning and this one made a nice meal.

orangemoustache, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of keoki182
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased at Breeze-Thru in Milwaukee. Gorgeous deep brown/black pour with brown head. Head dissipates quickly leaving ring around glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted oats, and chocolate. Great smooth mouthfeel. A bit too watery, however. Bitter smoked mocha taste; very full coffee flavors. A bit over carbonated for a stout, but still recommended.

keoki182, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of JDV
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.

JDV, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this on my Midwestern trek. Can't beat an oatmeal stout with chocolate and a bear :)
Pours a pretty dark and thick brown color. Head's there without an aggressive pour. Looking at it in the light, this one's definitely dark.
Smells like roasted grain, dark cocoa, and a hint of espresso.
This one goes down really smooth. The cocoa is there, but it doesn't try to overwhelm your palate. The coffee comes out a little more and it keeps the beer from being sweet. Instead it finishes dry. The oats keep the texture silky smooth.
Pretty nice stout for sure. Not too strong or "in your face" but a great easy drinking darker brew for a summer night.

Domingo, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of Contagion
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.

Contagion, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of wheatyweiss
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.

wheatyweiss, May 23, 2008
Photo of KI9A
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.

KI9A, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of umustdrink
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.

umustdrink, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of demcorhip
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.

demcorhip, Mar 13, 2008
Photo of zeff80
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.

zeff80, Feb 28, 2008
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
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.

ALESwhatCURESya, Feb 22, 2008
Photo of tapman
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.

tapman, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of brdc
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.

brdc, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of Lordsloth
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.

Lordsloth, Jan 11, 2008
Photo of getch
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!

getch, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of lakeviewmike
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.

lakeviewmike, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of happygnome
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

happygnome, Oct 22, 2007
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 05, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
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.

pmcadamis, Aug 24, 2007
Photo of BeerBelcher
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.

BeerBelcher, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of Vancer
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.

Vancer, Jul 03, 2007
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.