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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

240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
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 brentk56
3.43/5  rDev -7%
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

brentk56, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
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.

allengarvin, Jan 24, 2006
Photo of ChugginOil
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a dark nut brown color and settles damn near black with ruby edges. A few bubbles cling throughout drinking this. The nose is a bit subtle but offers some chocolate and coffee notes. Nothing too special here. The taste is a bit bold thankfully. Chocolate and coffee linger and are wrapped up in a roasty blanket. Mouthfeel is a lighter feel for a stout but it is very drinkable. Decent stout

ChugginOil, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of ChiSox05
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.

ChiSox05, Dec 12, 2005
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.

lackenhauser, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of Phocion
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this as part of a mixed six-pack. No date on the 12 oz. bottle. Poured into a tulip a deep black with a thin and unretentive brownish head.

Despite being a "Chocolate Oatmeal" stout the biggest standout in the aroma is the rich roasted coffee. The dark chocolate is somewhat harder to pick out, though the warmer it gets the more the roasted oats come out.

The taste is somewhat bitter. Burnt roasted coffee and oats. Little to no hops to speak of. Honestly this thing tastes like an Irish dry stout with some oats thrown in. Very light and not quite what I was expecting to keep me warm for my first cold winter night in southeastern Minnesota. .

As mentioned earlier, this is a very light-bodied stout with not a lot of carbonation. I'm not overly impressed with this one, though it is far from offensive and I could see it as being easily drinkable. In fact, I could definitely see myself recommending this one to someone who enjoys a Guinness to broaden their horizons, but that's about it.

Phocion, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of KTCamm
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark black with some tan/off white foam. Nose is strong oat. Chocolate malt too. Present, but not potent. Taste is a smooth sweet chocolate malt, oat finish. Very subdued hop. Milky but not lactose-y. Very light and balanced. Good flavor, good stout.

KTCamm, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip pint.

A- Pours black with some mahogany showing through when held up to light. Fluffy tan 1-finger head. Leaves spotty lacing.

S- Oats stand out the most, roasted malt, and some light coffee. Chocolate really isn't that evident.

T- Very toasty and sweet. Chocolate still doesn't jump out on the the tongue, but it does make more a presence in taste than smell. Roasted oats and malt are the main factors in play, but the finish is fairly sweet due to the chocolate.

M- Low carbonation with a medium-low body. It is pretty light for a stout. Very easy to have more than one or two of these.

O- This is not a bad beer. I enjoyed the roasty, smokiness of it, but I feel the chocolate was lacking. Typically I enjoy the roast flavors over the sweeter one, but I feel like when you advertise a beer as being a chocolate oatmeal stout there should be a strong chocolate presence. Either way this is an enjoyable stout, seems like a great introduction to the style.

AC-Mivsek, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown color with beige head on it. Smell is heavy coffee. Taste is a mix of chocolate and coffee. Not a lot of oatmeal coming through for me. Medium bodied beer. Pretty good overall (my wife absolutely loves it!). I'm sure it will have a regular spot in our fridge.

richkrull, Mar 23, 2011
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 dtivp
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with hues of ruby, one finger dark tan head that fades slowly to a thick ring with moderate lacing.

Aroma of dark malt, oats and light coffee.

Taste followed the nose with roasted malt, oats, coffee with a slightly sweetness at the end. I did not smell or taste chocolate.

Mouth Feel was medium leaning light body, just a tad watery, low carbonation, smooth with a slight sweet ending.

Overall this is an average stout, would have liked it better if it had a little more body.

dtivp, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JamLand, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

GABrew, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Dovers, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Troville1990
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Troville1990, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

martyl1000, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jgunther71, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of oakaged88
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

oakaged88, May 22, 2013
Photo of disastermouse
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

disastermouse, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

harpus, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of shivtim
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice bear-themed label. Works well for a chocolate stout.

Poured out into a pint glass. Great nearly opaque look. Tiny hints of brown/red around the edge. Huge, foamy, fluffy mocha head. that gradually collapses.

Nose is wonderful tart baking chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted smoky campfire malts, and deep luscious plums. Subdued brown sugar sweetness.

Taste doesn't hold up to the smell, but it's ok. Simple sugars, oily malts. Bitter chocolate.

Average mouthfeel and drinkability for a stout. Slightly chalky. Overall a nice stout with a great nose.

shivtim, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of thedapperhacker
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

thedapperhacker, May 27, 2013
Photo of Vivs85
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Vivs85, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Nstgatr
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Nstgatr, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of IPAdams
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

IPAdams, Jan 02, 2014
Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.