1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.61%
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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 04-11-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TonyTalon
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

TonyTalon, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of mdvatab
2.28/5  rDev -39.7%
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 Mora2000
2.63/5  rDev -30.4%
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 SassieCassie
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%
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 thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -14%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Chaz
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque brownish-black in color, topped with a very dark tan head. Lacing is moderate.

Iodine and rich, roasted malt on the nose. Minimal hop presence here. With lighter notes of dry, biscuity malt and heavier notes of bitter-sweet and sweet milk-chocolate, “Double Oscar” seems par for the course so far.

Sweet/bittersweet and with a slightly chalky texture, heavy impression of a milk/sweet stout character going on here, rich, slightly pungent... Roasted and bitter malts really linger and are the most memorable impression of the first sip. As this one is fairly strong, the alcohol simmers ever-so-slightly toward the back of the palate, and treads ever so lightly into the aromatic portion.

The sweeter aspect of the malt profile takes a back seat toward the middle of the drink, allowing the bitterness and alcohol to play off one another, at which point very light notes of smoke and even lighter notes of anise come into play.

I’ve long-enjoyed the original iteration of “Oscar’s”, and this rendition is almost as drinkable. Should pair nicely with a rich and creamy cheese or a semi-sweet pastry, tart or dessert, and I’d also consider pairing this with something as simple as a small dish of vanilla ice cream.

Chaz, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of crewfan16
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bomber to a snifter. I have always enjoyed the regular oscars stout, so here goes nothing on the double.

a- pours deep black/brown with almost no light allowed through. two fingers of tan head rise up then fall quickly.

s- initial dark chocolate malt with some milky sweetness. oatmeal follows with a hint of coffee bitterness

t- follows the nose. tons of milky chocolate followed by some creaminess and oatmeal. finishes with a little cocoa bitterness.

m- i wanted it to be bigger bodied, but it was not to be. light, slightly watery texture. very light on the booziness. creamy and drinkable. carbonation is good.

overall, I dont know if it is double the beer that the original chocolate oatmeal stout is, but it is certainly tasty. At $10 a 4-pack, i might not seek it out again, but would certainly love to have it if offered.

crewfan16, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
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 falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

falconxman, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of wmobley
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Jefe73
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ncketchum for this brew. Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served slightly chilled.

A) Deep brown in color. A very thin tan with okay retention. Not much lacing, a little bit of traction.

S) Like rum cake, or butter rum, some type of rum flavored desert. It's pretty sweet, a little bit woody and smokey too.

T) Darker malt and roast flavor. Not as much chocolate as I anticipated, but enough to note it. Actually this was pretty sugar sweet, and pretty boozy. The booze gives way to and earthy finish and aftertaste.

M) Actually thicker than it looks, which is odd to say, given the color. The feel is pretty smooth, not quite full bodied, light carbonation, kind of oily, bordering on syrupy. Gets a little sticky.

O) Not a boozy mess, but this just didn't get there for me. The alcohol could have been a little better hidden and at times the sweetness was a bit much. It was worth a try, but I don't see myself returning anytime soon. It was okay....

RoamingGnome, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of assman79
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

assman79, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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 Goblinmunkey7
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
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
Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%

Carb-Overlord, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter. Appearance is jet black with cocoa colored head and nice retention. The nose is rather smokey with loads of chocolate malt and roasted barley. Ashy notes come through as well. Taste is somewhat deep and sweet up front and takes on some smoked malt quality as the flavor develops. The smoke is somewhat surprising considering this brew isn't billed as a smoked stout, but it is definitely present. Pretty decent balance here, ABV is nowhere to be found. The mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice little value here. The smoke quality is almost a little too pungent for my liking and seems out of place.

homebrew311, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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 cokes
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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
Photo of jwc215
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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 -0.8%

atone315, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of green_plastic
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

green_plastic, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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.

htomsirveaux, Mar 15, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.