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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
84
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | 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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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 21:13:06 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 23:59:52 | More by emerge077
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Mora2000

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 03:08:30 | More by Mora2000
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2012 04:56:23 | More by imperialking
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-13-2013 01:46:29 | More by XmnwildX12
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
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)!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 03:31:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 08:20:54 | More by cokes
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-25-2011 02:16:48 | More by Exiled
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cosmicevan

New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 22:03:26 | More by cosmicevan
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 05:40:10 | More by homebrew311
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-04-2012 14:26:30 | More by atone315
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2012 12:47:21 | More by zonker17
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 16:45:12 | More by htomsirveaux
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-05-2012 03:21:21 | More by thinwhiteduke
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

03-30-2012 04:40:13 | More by TonyTalon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:40:01 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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KajII

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 00:33:55 | More by KajII
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:52:45 | More by wisrarebeer
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-13-2013 00:49:28 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-17-2012 16:44:39 | More by CWhite
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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).

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 21:38:56 | More by dexterk1
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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....

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 04:14:12 | More by RoamingGnome
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Pellinore1

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:47:14 | More by Pellinore1
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 14:41:37 | More by Chaz
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-15-2013 18:57:36 | More by wmobley
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Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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