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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

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 04-11-2011)
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Pint glass]

The pour was a very dark murky brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that was mostly diminishing and had poor lacing,

The aroma was nice and robust of a dark roasted cereal malt and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, a hint of oats and a touch of alcohol.

The taste was silky sweet and had a nice chocolate note in the beginning and finished with a slightly bitter tinge that had a strong note of coffee and chocolate with a touch molasses at the end. The flavor was left to linger a nice long time after the swallow allowing for the chocó-coffee flavor to settle nicely on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was somewhere between medium and full in body, a tad oily and a little dry yet very creamy in texture with a nice lively carbonation.

Overall an exquisitely smooth, tasty, robustly satisfying brew that had all of the flavors blending together so perfectly that the high alcohol content was hidden completely.

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep, full color, clear, deep copper/red/brown, tan head, poured with a decent head that dissipated
S: full nose, sweeter malt with dense roastedness, deep chocolate and cocoa
T: deep roasted malt with good chocolate and cocoa, medium bodied
M: well-balanced, very drinkable and creamy

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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)!

Photo of Pellinore1
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of SykDoc
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. It pours a solid brown that appears opaque when held to the light. A 1/4 inch tan head forms and reduces to a minimal lacing.

The aroma is blend of roasted malts and dark chocolate bite with a smoky/burnt component.

The taste is an up front sugary sweet maltiness followed by a more dark chocolate note and finishing with a smoke and bready component. Chocolate is far more prominent here than in the aroma.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a carbonation that distracts from the taste. The carbonation then dies out fairly quickly and leaves a bitter dryness. Interestly, sticky sweet in the middle of the drink.

Overall, this is an reasonable stout in my book, but perhaps a bit too sweet. It may be something worth sitting on. I enjoyed it, although the sweetness would make it tricky to have more than one in a sitting.

Photo of cosmicevan
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 11 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&S, of course. Thanks! Served in the 0.4 L Ulmer Munster snifter.

Medium sized brown head. Medium carbonation. Clear dark brown in color. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, chocolately, and ethanol. Starts very chocolatey sweet. A touch of smokiness. Reminds A of mole. Medium body, moderate ethanol. Lightly bittersweet chocolate finish. Aftertaste is roasty smoky bittersweet.

Not an over the top imperial stout but very enjoyable.

Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of jwc215
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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!

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.