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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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BA SCORE
83
good

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: arizcards on 06-12-2005)
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Photo of weeare138
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

Thanks to beermaninpa for this...
Appears a black color with a decent frothy tan 1 finger head that lasts for more than a minute. Scattered webbings are left.
Smell is of rolled oats with chocolate malts and a hint of crystal malts that sort of gives it a cheaper aroma.
Taste is of a thin stout with hints of the roasted oatmeal and chocolate. Some roastiness is abound but nothing special.
Mouthfeel is thin for the style with a quick foam upon entering the mouth that dissapates down the hatch.
Drinkability is ok. Nothing really special going on here.

weeare138, Aug 05, 2005
Photo of GallowsThief
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A – Black with no light seeing through at all. One finger of creamy tan head.

S – Cocoa, mocha, vanilla and dark chocolate.

T – Roasty to start. Light coffee flavors. Milk chocolate but not sweet. Reminds me of bakers chocolate. Finishes watery at the end with no real lingering tastes at all.

M – Medium bodied and good carbonation.

O – The nose on this suggested a stronger fuller flavor that really never appeared. Warming did not bring out any more taste notes. Strictly average here.

GallowsThief, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of WJVII
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured into a pint glass this brew has a deep dark chocolate color with a 2 finger milk chocolate head that didn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is a little weak. Some chocolate, burnt caramel, definitely some malt character and a little spice hop note. The taste was a little weak as well. Some chocolate, hops almost take over any sweetness there might have been. A little too much bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, easy drinking stout, but much better in the class.

WJVII, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Kegatron, Jun 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

dav2080, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

enelson, Sep 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

crowsnest, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Daktah, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

rapayn01, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ubufan2112, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

t0rin0, Dec 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

assman79, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

TequilaTom, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of dhannes
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%

I first heard of this beer when my brother ordered it at a restaurant a few months back. I finally got a chance to pour this into a standard pint right out of the fridge.

A=Nice dark brown color with creamy, full head.

S=Very slight...sort of vanilla malted with a hint of coffee. Also hints of maple and cola.

T=Not spectacular...no chocolate, no oatmeal...tasted like a typical stout, only watered down. Not bad, just not worth the money.

M=Watery...not the density I expected.

D=I found this a bit difficult to finish, just because I kept on hoping more from each sip, only to discover that the same bland taste lasted throughout.

dhannes, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of demcorhip
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%

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 BeerBelcher
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%

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 DaPeculierDane
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

DaPeculierDane, Oct 17, 2005
Photo of umustdrink
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%

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 BruChef
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

Poured into a snifter, thought a chocolate oatmeal stout would warrant that type of vessel (love chocolate so anything i can do to encapsulate the aroma, the better) but alas, it was unnecessary, or maybe it wasn't. I think if i would have poured this into a pint glass i might have missed the aroma all together (exaggerating of course). This beer looked a tad bit thin for a stout let alone an oatmeal stout.

The aroma was somewhat chocolatey, faintly roasty and coffee-ish. Pleasant but i wanted more. The taste resembled the same elements described in the aroma, in the same capacity...sigh. It's doesn't taste bad, it actually tastes decent, it's just a little misleading in accordance with is displayed on the label. The mouth feel, is as thin as it looks. This is supposed to be a chocolate oatmeal stout for goodness sakes! It's more like a solid English porter/brown ale and if that was the goal, i'd say kudos! Mission accomplished! Unfortunately one of the only thing this beer has greatly succeeded in was it's drinkability.

Not a bad beer but i wouldn't seek this one out again unless i ever make it to Wisconsin to try it on draft. Second chances, every beer deserves one! Almost.

BruChef, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of mjpolzin
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

Pleasing enough but nothing special. Tasted like Guinness with a hint of chocolate. It was a little thin for me for a stout. I may have a few of these on St. Pat's Day as like I said, it is close enough to Guinness. The smell was nothing special. Faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Nice dark look in the glass.

mjpolzin, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of drpimento
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

drpimento, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of slyke
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

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 battlekow
3.43/5  rDev -7%

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.

battlekow, Aug 12, 2005
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.