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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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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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maundythirsty

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown beer with half a finger of oatmeal-colored (go figure) head that thins quickly to minimal lacing and a thin skim of bubbles. Smells sour, like cocoa powder, toasted malt and honey.

Tastes grainy, with weak bitter coffee and baker's chocolate. But it's the sourness that is stronger than anything. Medium mouthfeel is a little slipperier around the edges than the average oatmeal stout.

I'm not crazy about oatmeal stouts (and that distracting sour character that seems to come with them) but this is a fairly tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2006 19:00:16 | More by maundythirsty
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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
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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)
Tasted: 10/03/06

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2006 19:27:04 | More by RBorsato
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terrabyte

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark color, with a very thick, tan head that was slow to recede.

This was our favorite beer at the Keg & Cork at Capital Brewery (2006-09-15)

The smell is slight with smoke, caramel, and chocolate.

The flavor is nice and thick. Chocolate, coffee, and the foamy astertaste is a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2006 01:56:20 | More by terrabyte
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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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Enola

North Carolina

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

Bottle courtesy of Dertbert

This beer is a dark black with a tan head. There is no light coming through here. The smell is as the name implies, oatmeal and chocolate. Also some caramel hints. The taste is more oatmeal. There are some sweet chocolate hints as well. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The beer is an easy drinker. I could go for this beer again. Overall, this beer tastes like what the name says. A good beer that is malty and filling. Thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2006 04:03:51 | More by Enola
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CH3CH2OH

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The lack of any head dropped it down on the appearance scale for me. The coffee comes through strongest in the aroma; malt dominates the taste. A medium texture; note quite as slick as I like oatmeal stouts to be. Very drinkable, though; it's best attribute. The closest thing to a lawnmower/summer stout that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 02:23:27 | More by CH3CH2OH
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed April 9, 2005. On tap at the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. Pour of deep black-brown with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee and so is the flavor. It’s consistent, but mostly one dimensional. The palate is smooth and drinkable, but could use some more complexity. Salt is the smack.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2006 14:32:27 | More by CharlesDarwin
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cbl2

New York

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

5/24/2005 $6.99 6 pack 4.00% No best by date.

Appearance:

Pours a perfect black with a nice thick head of tan creamy foam. Ideal stout appearance.

Aroma:

Sweetened creamy coffee with chocolate undertones, and a touch of smoke predominate.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Nice and chocolatey with strong coffee characteristics. Tastes like it has been flavored with Nescafe hazlenut creamer. A pleasant example of the style, but nothing fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 16:26:06 | More by cbl2
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ccs

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have to admit...I like this one a lot. Very much a stlye I prefer and it's been brewed in a fashion that I like. The appearance is black. I hold it up to a light and I can't see through it at all. The head is so thin, let's call it non-existant. Wonderful roasted malt smell, very rich. Tastes just as I expect a stout to taste--there is a distinction around the malt and it isn't all burnt--it's malty, sweet, well-balanced, deep, and dark. It has the aroma of malt and sweetness and a little bit of alcohol. I probably shouldn't throw these back all night, but I definitely could.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 00:19:52 | More by ccs
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2006 20:08:45 | More by rhoadsrage
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Dogbrick

Ohio

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

Bottle courtesy of Quinn’s 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 20:41:31 | More by Dogbrick
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with ruby highlights. Head is very thin.

Smell is sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee.

Taste is Very smooth, more sweet than bitter. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Mild hoppiness shows in the finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied.

Overall I found this to be a tasty treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 22:27:49 | More by Blakaeris
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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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Jredner

Florida

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

Aroma was roasted baker’s choclate and cocoa. Classic stout appearance-black body holding a firm mocha head. Luscious ebony color as it settles. Flavor is sweet, but the choclate is muted to me and more smooth, vanilla tinged fromt he oatmeal. The overall taste is still good if not fantastic. Full body and texture you expect from a stout. Solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2006 20:19:56 | More by Jredner
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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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NClifestyle

North Carolina

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

pretty decent in all aspects. my buddy brought this back from wi. and we drank a few. dark brown/almost black. smells ok, nothing special, but some chocolate. tastes smooth and nice, cocoa and chocolate/coffee. mouthfeel is a bit thin for a stout. i would drink a few of these, but they are a bit too 'easy' for my taste.

cheers...

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 00:39:43 | More by NClifestyle
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Licorice-black with a slight tint of royal plum. Piddly, quivering head is tan with an amber tinge.

Smell: Burnt coffee with dark chocolate. Nose is a tad shy and not very complex, but quite sumptuous.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, and dry roasted peanuts. Wow! Some graininess from the oatmeal adds an earthy sweetness. Very tasty, definitely a good beer to have for or serve with dessert.

Mouthfeel: This should be much, much thicker. It's got very little body to it, which makes the taste somewhat difficult to savor.

Drinkability: Flavorful and easy to drink. I wish I had another!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2006 04:02:09 | More by soulgrowl
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ChiSox05

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

That smells like a chocolate malt. Coffee, milky malt, semi-sweet chocolate chips. Something green in the background.

Poured a dark chocolate brown, looks rich, sudsy cinnamon colored head that holds on the surface.

Burnt roast taste up front. Coffee, burnt malt, taste is on the bitter side. Semi-dry with more burnt malt and grains than chocolate. That shows up at the end and in the aftertaste, a darker chocolate coating on the palate.

Light bodied, a lot lighter than expected from the pour, extra carbonation remains that loosens the beer up a bit. Noticeable hidden carbonation, body is offsetting.

Not a great stout, looks good, smells real good, tastes alright. The light body makes having a few possible, but they could get boring in a hurry.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2005 06:56:56 | More by ChiSox05
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isubsmith

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque dark black/brown. 3/4" of head becomes a thin layer after a few moments. Some lacing, though not much.

Smell: Sweet, chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate. Roasted malts. Wiffs of caramel.

Taste: Lots of bitter dark chocolate. More bitter chocolate than the nose suggests. Definate roasted coffee. There is some oatmeal there, especially right before the finish. It is masked by the chocolate and roasted coffee tastes though.

Mouthfeel: Perhaps a little too carbonated for me. Medium/medium light body. Probably about right for the style though.

I really enjoy this beer. Nothing too complex, very drinkable. Definately recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 01:34:38 | More by isubsmith
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blackie

California

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

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

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2005 00:44:52 | More by blackie
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful milk chocolate head, dark brown beer. Head is thick and lasting!

Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits, lots of roasted coffee.

Taste: Roasted Arabica and dry mocha or baker’s chocolate. Definitely not a sweet chocolate. Quite bitter actually.

Mouthfell: Bitter. Lighter bodied than Sam Smith’s with more carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty darn good. This isn’t an amaizing stout but it’s good enough and for the price I could drink quite a bit of it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2005 01:47:11 | More by DaPeculierDane
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

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

Pours out a very dark brown, nearly black color. Very little head. The aroma is a nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and fruit. The flavor has the same characteristics of the aroma, but is also both sweet and sour. Some oatmeal flavor too. I would enjoy a little more oatmeal flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. Pretty good beer, but nothing to get too excited about.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2005 19:26:27 | More by beveragecaptain
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petercmartin1

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was new at my local Supermarket, which actually has a semi-decent beer shelf, being in BFE Wisconsin. So I thought I'd give it a try.

Appearance-Pour a deep dark brown, almost black. Didn't get much of a head even though I poured it kind of rough, and what head was there dissapated pretty quickly.

Aroma-Very nice with a strong roasted coffee aroma backed up by hints of chocolate and a sweet fruitiness in the background.

Taste-Flavors of deeply roasted coffee dominate with a nice background of bitter chocolate. The sweet maltiness helps to balance out the bitterness making for a nicely balanced stout, though it could use just a bit more bitterness. Overall, very good, though not great. But then again not all beers need to be great beers.

Mouthfeel-Not as heavy as some stouts but still a nice heavy body. Not as thin as some reviews had led me to believe it might be. The CO2 carbonation is a little fizzy for me, but not bad.

I really like this stout. Ok, it can't compare to the world's great stouts, but it is a very solid beer, and costs considerably less than most of those great stouts so I will be buying it more often. This is a beer that can be enjoyed in quanity without breaking the bank, while still drinking a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 23:00:21 | More by petercmartin1
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battlekow

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have three oatmeal stouts in my fridge: this, Gray's, and Samuel Smith's. Two Wisconsin welterweights, local boys done good, against the big, bad Brit.

The two Wisconsin beers look markedly different in appearance; they're both stoutishly black, but Oscar's is the only truly opaque one, and has an enormous head that reminds me of cookie dough, if bubbles were chocolate chips. Gray's, on the other hand, has no head whatsoever, but does have pretty good lacing.

While Gray's smells like fresh, vigorous coffee, Oscar's smells like old coffee filters, used up and crippled. It actually has some floral hoppiness to the taste, which surprised me. Mouthfeel is kind of frothy, like fresh arterial blood, which is unsurprising given the fact that I poured this beer fifteen minutes ago and not only is the head still present, the sides of the glass remain fully laced.

Oscar, you suck. Okay, you don't suck, but Gray's wins the state championship, and moves on to fight England's Samuel Smith's for the championship of the Western Morality Bloc.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2005 04:12:24 | More by battlekow
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.