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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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: arizcards on 06-12-2005

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Ratings: 265 | Reviews: 126
Photo of Ragingbull
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Black in color but with faint hints of light threatening to break through if you hold it up to direct light. If you were to say "brown" it would be a very, very dark brown. Very little lacing and a bit of prickle. Very sweet malt nose and a little whiff of banana and quite a bit of coffee. Nice roasted malt flavor with pleasant coffee, smoke and a little oatmeal in the flavor. It drinks better than it looked upon the initial pour. The prickle and coloration of the stout made me nervous as it looked more like a dry irish stout than a chocolate oatmeal stout. The flavor removed my fears. Some sweet maltiness in the flavor that is carried by the body and the abundant flavor from the roasted malt.

Photo of disastermouse
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Thick, dark, and opaque. Disappointing head.

S - Peatty, grainy, no smell of chocolate. A little bit 'musty' smelling - like a basement.

T - Nothing too overpowering...it's just a hint like a Scottish, which I didn't expect. Flavor is actually a bit too mild. A hint if sweetness in the aftertaste along with the alcohol.

MF - perfect body.

D - An easily sessionable beer - if you dont get a little bored.

Photo of washburnkid
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a little over a finger of dark beige head. Brew is so dark that only the tiniest bit of light is able to pull through. Head retains as a tiny ring, and there's very little lacing on the glass.
S: Oatmeal and dark chocolate malt aromas dominate on the nose. Very pleasant and inviting (and exactly what I was expecting).
T: Great malty notes reflecting the aroma with bitter dark chocolate and oats at the forefront. Espresso notes are bold, and the sip ends in coffee bitterness, rather than a balanced hop bitterness. Ends on a slight sour, fruity note. Great layered flavors.
M: Medium bodied, but muscular. Slides down easily, leaving just a sweet glaze of malt on my tongue.
D: This beer would make a great session. It's refreshing and the complexity is delightful!

Photo of brentk56
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty darn dark chocolate color with a tight knit tan head that leaves a smattering of lace behind

Smell: With a hint of chocolate and roasty malt, this beer provides a strong oaty element in the aroma

Taste: Starts out with a black bread, chocolate and oats character and adds a hint of molasses in the mid-palate; after the swallow, the beer develops a peculiar lemony character that is very un-stoutlike

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mellow carbonation

Drinkability: A very unusual oatmeal stout though not unpleasant to drink

Thanks, joshuaseresse, for the chance to re-visit

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

Pours a very dark brown color, not quite black, with a nice two-finger tan head that fell slowly, and lacing ensued. I could smell the roasty, chocolate aroma as I poured it into a nonic. Very nice smell to it. Flavor is mostly chocolate, plenty of chocolate malts used in this one, and not some much roasted malt. Very creamy tasting, notes of vanilla, caramel and coffee are also present, but not too strong or overwhelming. It tastes very nice but it's not complex and is unfortunately a little light on body. It's silky smooth, but a bit watery on the finish. A very drinkable stout and quite sessionable. I will easily put back 2 or 3 of these tonight.

Photo of lackenhauser
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.

Photo of SykDoc
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. This beer forms a mocha colored 1/2 inch head which reduces to a nice lacing. It is a deep brown with the pouring and is opaque when held to the light.

The aroma includes semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. There is a certain level of toffee, as well.

The taste is again bitter chocolate malts and coffee. The oatmeal seems a bit hidden until the finish which includes a nice bitterness.

The mouthfeel was confusing to me because the carbonation and flavor didn't mix well.. A sticky sweet coffee and oatmeal flavor lingers on the tongue.

Overall, this is a quite drinkable stout. It is certainly reasonable given the price and availability for my location. I will enjoy it when available.

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown with amber edges. One-finger light brown head with ok retention and little lacing.

S: Smells like strong roasted malts with a bit of chocolate.

T: Tastes a bit more complex than it smelled, strong roasted malts with a creamy chocolate finish.

Overall: It's pretty drinkable being that its under 5%. The mouthfeel is alright and its only moderately carbonated, if it were a bit stronger in carbonation then it may have had a chance to show more flavor.

Photo of Chugmonkey
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light black with some off white head.

Chocolate smell and taste.

Mouthfeel is quite nice, very smooth & somewhat creamy. Bitterness is minimal vs. your typical roaste barley dominated stout. Extremely drinkable with a really nice smooth finish.

Pretty tame, but very drinkable.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A very special thanks to my super-intelligent wife Krista. I love you baby! And not just for the beer.

A - One full inch of frothy, dark brown, hummocky, and strong head. The body is black and allows no light to pass.

S - Coffee and chocolate aromas are consistent over a malty base.

T - Uniquely bitter throughout this brew touches chocolate and coffee on its way to a subtle malt finish.

M - The texture is coarse to start and finishes rather soft. My first sip makes be think this is going to be a difficult feel but the finish is relaxed. The coarse beginning does a great job of getting the quality flavors to surface. The mild finish allows those flavors to be enjoyed.

~ I first tried this beer a few years ago and was quite inexperienced in characterizing different attributes of beer. Since then I've learned enough to recognize the uniqueness of this Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and realize how enjoyable this beer really is. If you have not tried Oscar's, your doing yourself a disservice.

Photo of Atron67
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty and flavorful light stout. black body, light head that stayed pretty fluffy. Sweet chocolate and a very light roasted malt scents. A very drinkable and flavorful stout. light body and low carbonation. stronger chocolate malts than roasted making it more of a porter style, but hey. its a good stout still

Photo of Soneast
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with auburn highlights. The head seemed minute at first, but actually grew to about 2 inches after the pour. Nice light brown colored head, made up of large bubbles which diminished to a thin creamy layer. A fair amount of lacing initially but then watered down to no lace.

Smells like burnt chocolate, maybe a hint of molasses. Definitely some roasted grains there.

Taste is a bit watered down, but overall a nice chocolaty/ roasted grain flavor on the front, with a bit of oatmeal on the end with an almost sweet smokey flavor. A bitter chocolate flavor hangs on the palate for quite some time.

Medium body, pretty low carbonation. Feels watery in my mouth.

Photo of lightindarkness
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of slyke
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of Greggy
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of jwinship83
2.61/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

Photo of orangemoustache
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Domingo
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of Contagion
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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.

Photo of KI9A
3.47/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of umustdrink
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of demcorhip
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.