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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%


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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Enola

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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granger10

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Domingo

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 16:09:21 | More by Domingo
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A quick growing three finger head jumps to the top of my glass and fades slowly. Head is toasted biscuit brown in color. Body is jet black and only shows hints of light when held to flame. Nose is roasty with toasted malts that are really bready. Includes some coco and soft spice also. Enters the mouth with that same roasty feel, very malty up front on the palate. It is a bit thin mid palate but quickly fills in with some dry bitter feel towards the end of the palate. The oats keep this brew smooth throughout. Mouthfeel is dry, bitter and slightly thick, but it still stays soft. Drinkability is very good. I actually had an oatmeal raisin cookie towards the end of this beer and it was the perfect pairing.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 17:40:02 | More by SPLITGRIN
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its Saturday night and time for dessert. Trying a Sand Creek Oscar Chocolate Stout. The stout poured dark opaque with off-white head that is not lacing. The smell includes roast, chocolate, and some espresso. The taste includes roast, chocolate, and espresso...much like the nose. The mouthfeel is ok, light body..perhaps too much carbonation. Overall it is a decent stout...not the best, but definitely good.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:07:47 | More by WoodBrew
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a half inch medium mocha head on a brown beer,

Smell equals weak chocolate sweeetness.

Roasty, creamy chocolatey, A certain nuttiness, would guess more alcohol than stated 4.5%abv.

Medium motuhfeel, above average carbonation.

I liked this one a lot. A simple low ABV stout with big flavor. I wonder why it isn't rayed higher on Beer Advocate. Worth a try for stout fans.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 04:11:57 | More by Duff27
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lightindarkness

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 21:33:50 | More by lightindarkness
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i believe this was an extra from natasharai. but i've lost track. if the kind BA who actually gave this to me could correct me, that'd be greatly appreciated...

12oz. i don't think there was a date printed anywhere. tasted in early may 2009.

dark brown, almost black. red tints under the light. some sediment at the bottom of bottle. 1.5-finger tan head gradually fades to thin layer. good lacing, esp later.

aroma: roasted malts with coffee/cocoa note and trace of earthy hops. simple but rich.

taste: roasted malts again, plus more coffee rather than chocolate. touch of stout acidity. mild to moderate bitterness with leafy hop hint. coffee finish.

light to medium body, with a bit of astringent and acidic character, accentuated by the moderate but crisp carbonation.

not too bad. sort of don't understand so many of the low scores here. maybe some batch inconsistencies?

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 15:52:59 | More by tai4ji2x
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Lordsloth

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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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birchstick

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 04:54:21 | More by birchstick
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jdm

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a 1 finger head that is very creamy and tan. black and quite nearly impervious to penetration by light. smells roasty and chocolate with faint smells of grain. taste both the roast and the chocolate. kind of like liquid baker's chocolate with mildly bitter hop finish. very pleasant. interesting, bold brew, yet not over-bearing. really like how after-taste hangs around rolling back and forth between the roasty and chocolatey. i need to try more of this stout sub-style.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2005 04:48:54 | More by jdm
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 03:33:14 | More by SykDoc
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +6%
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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Jazzcrop

California

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes are sour dank chocolate, raspberry vomit, wild yeast, hops, sweet sweet sweet oatmeal, mocha, caramel, some roast, ink and dried fruits. Smells like a stout that needs to be aged for a bit in some wood before it can be let out and sipped and enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 05:16:36 | More by Jazzcrop
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oscar's pours a black color with a small head. There is a creamy oatmeal and roasted aroma with hints of chocolates. The taste is creamy roasted, mellow chocolate notes, all on a nice mellow roasted malty backbone. The overall flavor is a bit weak and watery. Overall its a nice stout, but a bit weak.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:19:03 | More by vette2006c5r
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veachster

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It pours a very dark brown (on the verge of black) with a small tan head. Head retention is little with no lacing.

S - The aroma of roasted malts with oatmeal reigning with chocolate overtones.

T - It tastes as it smells. A nice combination of roasted malts with chocolate...a dark chocolate.

M - Sits somewhat sharp on my tongue from moderate carbonation and goes down quite smooth. Leaves a strong roasted malt aftertaste.

D - It is a fairly good drinkable stout. You can taste the chocolate but I'm torn with what seems moderate carbonation, but it is good!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 04:25:09 | More by veachster
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown with a nice light brown head.

The smell is of roasted coffee, chocolate and earthy tones in the back.

The taste is of deep roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet, roasty, slightly sour in the finish.

It is pretty creamy - the oatmeal maltiness makes it smooth. Nice carbonation level for the style.

A solid stout!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 17:42:54 | More by jwc215
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bashiba

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 20:14:04 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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dirtylou

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

found at some cheap liquor store on university (or is it campus), but also seen out at Steve's on Mineral point

appearance: black, thin dark brown head that vanishes quickly with little lacing...pretty standard appearance at best

smell: not overwhelming, quite nutty, dark chocolate and medium coffee aromas hit the nose, slight smoke smell as well

taste: surprising tasty considering the average smells/appearance. rich chocolate with definite coffee and oatmeal flavors...sweet, almost fruity chocolate flavors are present

mouthfeel: definately the downfall of this one, entirely too thin, just doesnt match the flavors

drinkability: pretty easy drinking

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2005 23:26:16 | More by dirtylou
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petercmartin1

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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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83 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.