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Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 04-11-2011)
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Reviews by cokes:
Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque, tarry, mahogany brown with a short almost fizzy tan head that shrinks towards the edges right away. It laces well thereafter.
Cola and malted milk balls on the nose. It gathers mocha notes and flaked oats as it warms. The cola fades over time, replaced by brown sugar, and a late, potent waft of smoke. I didn't like it much right away, but I do later on. Chocolate burnt leaves. I'm alright with that.
It enters the mouth with big, wet, chocolate doughnut and tootsie roll sweetness. Some liquorice appears, along with a cola/root beer/sassafras sweet/herbal note. A little underattenuated seeming here. It regroups with fudge and milky oatmeal. Some late campfire smokiness tries to gain traction. But it's sweet throughout, and hopping doesn't really register. I know next to nothing about it, but there must be some smoked malts in here. The smoked late charge here is a comeback for the ages.
The carbonation starts rampant and fizzles out, building a more appropriate glossy smooth, sweetly thick mouthfeel.
Replace the Cola notes with something roastier and this might be outstanding. It's much better when it warms all the way up. The smoke gathers and provides a bit of offsetting earthiness and camoflauge for its flaws.
I really didn't like it much right away, but the longer this sits in front of me and congeals, the more I find it rewarding.

cokes, Apr 11, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma has some chocolate notes, but there is also an off-putting quality that resembles trash. The flavor has a lot of chocolate and some very burnt malt notes which are so strong they make the beer tough to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of mdvatab
2.28/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint glass.

A: Dark cocoa powder followed by a faint, smoky phenolic note. The aroma is not an inviting one.

A: Pours a bit thinner than I'd hoped. Body is dark brown in the glass. The one-finger off-white head falls quicker than ideal.

F: The phenolic noted comes out at first. Some smoke appears, then a slight metallic twang. Chocolate syrup then, fortunately, appears. Some peppery alcohol then shows up on the finish.

M: Body is relatively full and viscuous (I believe thanks to the oatmeal). Medium carbonation.

O: This one was a bit of a disappointment for me. As a stout lover, the name led me to believe that this beer was right up my alley. Unfortunately, the aromas and flavors that came through included characteristics that I dislike in this style. It's possible that my bottle was either old or bad. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this one.

mdvatab, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

falconxman, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +6.4%

zonker17, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of wmobley
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of dexterk1
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Head is thick. Color is dark brown/black.
Odor is malty and some chocolate. Also a sweet overall odor similar to caramel.
Taste is heavy on the chocolate. Mix of milk chocolate and dark. Some sweet malt notes. Also get underlying oatyness.
Mouth feel is pretty smooth and rich. Not too much carbonation.
Overall a good solid stout(good chocolate stout).

dexterk1, May 31, 2012
Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received this bottle in a trade. Thanks Ed. There is no date on the bottle.

This poured black with a thin head and left nice lacing. Sweet malts dominate the nose with a little smokiness. The taste is similar, slightly sweet, a little smokey, excellent aftertaste. You don't really notice any alcohol component.

A very tasty brew that reminds me of Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout but it doesn't have the hard water component and I think the mouth feel is a tad thinner.

jdkitchi, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottom of the bottle is Julian dated "1023" guessing Jan '11.

As it's poured, the color appears to be a light transparent brown, then black in the glass with woody brown edges. In the light it's a transparent ruby, oddly enough. Three fingers of khaki foam rise up, leaving irregular arcs of lacing in the glass.

Lightly sweet root beer or sarsaparilla aroma. Something vaguely toasty and bready, but not really up to snuff for a double stout.

Sweet chocolate cookies or doughnuts at first, a bit cloying and confectionary, becoming very lightly roasty in the finish, more like toasted marshmallow than any serious char. Blackened malt seems muted without much character to it. Bakers chocolate surrenders to Hershey's syrup. Slight presence of alcohol. A bit thin and flimsy.

Seems more like your average sweet stout, and honestly the regular Oscar's stout I had recently was more enjoyable. This version is a bit sweeter and somehow also thinner in body. It's drinkable, but doesn't hold interest for all that long. Hopefully this is one Sand Creek will retool if they even make it again.

emerge077, May 06, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
No date or info available.

A - Clear dark brown through the pour, Double Oscar's is black as night in the snifter. The tall pour was unable to coax more than a skim of tan foam fourth. Long-lasting though!

S - Charred wood notes come out stronger than anything else. Black malt roastiness and mellow dark chocolate follow up the smoked malt nicely. It leans more towards the sweeter side.

T - More chocolaty than the nose lets on, the flavor has more of the roasted malt than smoke. While smoke still pokes through gently, it's comprised of dark and sweet chocolate while the roasted quality and coffee keeps the sweetness in check.

M - Just a bit troubling here, the high carbonation level for this style takes away from, the nice soft feel the oats lend to the brew. Otherwise the slightly smoky, generously roasted finish keeps it all in balance.

O - Lower carbonation to let the oats shine and give it a perceived larger body would be nice. It could also stand a boost in chocolate flavor as well as oats, (after all, it IS a double) but overall, I like this one! And it certainly goes well with Reese's Pieces and a Dove solid milk chocolate bunny (from Easter)!

BeerFMAndy, May 10, 2011
Photo of SassieCassie
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown/black with 1/4 inch head. Served in a pint glass

Smells like chocolate covered coffee beans with a hint of smoke. Tastes like the average stout with an after taste of coco. It is smooth, no off flavors, everything seems to be accounted for, but I find it to be a little thin. A good tasting stout, but nothing out of the ordinary.

SassieCassie, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

CWhite, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours black with a thin white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate, slight roast, a touch of anise and some alcohol.

The taste of chocolate is certainly there. It could be richer, but it works to give it a strong chocolate character. A touch of anise and mild roast balance the sweetness in the finish. A touch of alcohol warmth comes through.

It hits full-bodied, but could be creamier and and a bit thicker for an imperial stout.

Overall, it's a good choice for a warming, chocolate-forward, yet reasonably balanced, sweet-leaning brew!

jwc215, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

atone315, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of wallrock
5/5  rDev +33%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Pellinore1
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bottle pours dark brown, nearly black, but reveals hints of red when held up to the light. Less than a finger of tan head fades slowly, and leaves a bit of lacing down the side of the glass.

I smell dark, sweet, toffee-like malt, chocolate, and a bit of smokiness.

The taste opens with sweet chocolate and malt, and then moves into some roasty and smoky flavors. Sweetness lingers on the tongue for a bit.

Smooth and pleasant, but thinner than I expect from a double/imperial stout. If it didn't say "double" in the name, I would have thought of it as a sweet or oatmeal stout.

I fine brew overall, and not a bad first impressions of Sand Creek. It is a bit thin and sweet for my taste, but that is my only criticism.

Pellinore1, May 20, 2011
Photo of Nachos4two
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Nachos4two, May 21, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I enjoyed the "normal" Oscar's stout, so expectations are fairly high for this bigger brother. Full disclosure, I suppose. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of golden sienna foam. The nose comprises toasted oats, roasted malts, cocoa powder, and a smidgen of char. The taste follows pretty closely, though the cocoa is now a decidedly sweeter chocolate syrup kind o' character, and the roast is sorta diminished in its presence. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decently creamy feel. Overall, a nice stout, one that's surprisingly thinner and a touch sweeter than I imagined, but one I could see myself revisiting a few times in the future.

TMoney2591, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%

Carb-Overlord, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Jefe73
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Rizalini
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle I got while on vacation from the Four Firkins in Minnesota.

A - Pours kinda thin, with a 1/2 finger of brown head. No lacing left behind as I sip...

S - The smell is of a decent oatmeal stout. A little smokes, with a sharp bitterness of dark chocolate.

T/M - The taste is better than I expected. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Notes of chocolate, a little dark fruit and some unsweetened coffee. Nice lingering roasted malt aftertaste.

O - A very good, easy to drinking Double Chocolate Oatmeat Stout without almsot no hint of alcohol. I would buy this one again if it was available in the Las Vegas area.

Rizalini, May 16, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

THanks to florida9 (kirk) for hooking it up in the Growler Plus BIF.

a - opened the bottle and filled my CCB snifter. somewhat watery brown pour that settled much darker into the glass. the head was kind of fizzy and was gone almost as soon as i put the bottle down.

s - roasted malts with a porter like char. there is some chocolate in there, but not what i would expect for a double chocolate oatmeal stout.

t - interesting for sure. again, much more of a porter char than a stout. bakers chocolate and roasted malts.

m - a lot thinner than i expected for an oatmeal stout, but by no means watery in the mouth. a bit fizzy but medium bodied.

o - overall, when i saw this, i though oh boy DOUBLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL STOUT!!! that's gonna be great...but upon trying it, it is good, but not great. at least not what you'd expect for a beer of this name. that being said, an easy drinker and fairly tasty. if this was local, i'd have no problems throwing back a 6'er of this every now and again.

cosmicevan, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of green_plastic
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

green_plastic, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown with deep red at edges when held to direct light. Head is a dark tan and creamy. Drops to a thin ring after a few minutes.

Smell: Copious amounts of chocolate run the entire list. Milk chocolate and cocoa with a nice backing of bitter baker's chocolate. Roasted malts are big and offer a welcome addition. Sweetness builds as the beer warms. A little nutty with a faint burnt edge. Slight alcohol note with a touch of tobacco.

Taste: Loads of chocolate mix well with a roasty sweet malt base. Touches of leather and tobacco leaf. Milk chocolate flavors are a welcome sweetness from the roasted malts. Cocoa notes liven things up a bit, bringing a grittier, drier edge to everything. No hops to speak of. Chocolate malts and then some.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a dry cocoa edge. Drinks easy and clean.

Overall: Solid. Very solid. Drinks incredibly well with enough flavor to keep things interesting over the entire bottle. Warms nicely. Well crafted and well balanced.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 06, 2012
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Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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