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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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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.75%
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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev 0%
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 Jefe73
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

CWhite, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of mdvatab
2.28/5  rDev -38.9%
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 KajII
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

KajII, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of ryancorn
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ryancorn, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of wallrock
5/5  rDev +34%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of crewfan16
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
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 cosmicevan
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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 SykDoc
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

SykDoc, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of Chaz
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
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 Pellinore1
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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 BeerFMAndy
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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 emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
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 05, 2011
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.

cokes, Apr 11, 2011
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Oscar's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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