Oatmeal Stout
Breckenridge Brewery

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #500
ABV:
4.95%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,734
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.11%
Reviews:
573
Ratings:
1,613
From:
Breckenridge Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  35
Gots
  276
SCORE
83
Good
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
Notes: It's a bold, smooth-bodied concoction that oozes dark-roasted coffee aromas and flavors of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate. We round out these heady pleasures with a dose of flaked oatmeal for a creamy body and a semi-dry finish. Unforgettable.
View: Beers
Reviews: 573 | Ratings: 1,613 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Scott17Taylor
Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad oatmeal stout, lots of burnt roasted malts some sweet chocolate malts and a bitter dry finish. Very straight forward low abv stout. It’s a fairly enjoyable beer, but the finish is a bit off. It’s kind metallic or charcoally.

Mar 07, 2020
Photo of Peach63
Peach63 from New York

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep brown with a 1/2 inch tan head. Minimal lacing.

Aroma of coffee, roast malts.

Taste is robust. Roasted malts, chocolate, strong burnt coffee. A bit astringent.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Creamy but, not the usual oiliness of an oatmeal stout. Semi-dry finish.

Not the best of the oatmeal stouts I've had but, it's ok.

Feb 23, 2020
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Label is stamped with best by date of '041320'. Label is marked 5% ABV.
Deep brown colored body, with ruby red highlights. One fat finger of beige colored head. Leaves behind a webbing of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, which express coffee and dark chocolate. Has a little char, and some evidence of oats.
Taste is espresso coffee and dark chocolate from the roasted malts. The oats influence the flavor to be a little sweet, and keep the bitterness to a minor level. The espresso coffee appears to be the main flavor in the after taste.
Medium plus mouth feel, with a creamy, smooth texture. Good carbonation.
One must like dark roasted coffee to be a fan, but the beer is not overly bitter. Admirable balance with the malts and the oats.

Jan 22, 2020
Photo of defunksta
defunksta from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a dark, black color with a light tan head. SRM of 23-24. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of rich chocolate. Some chocolate mocha and cream. Hints of coffee. The chocolate is rich. Not bitter, nor milky. (3.75)

Flavor: More coffee on the tongue. Expanding on the roasty chocolate, there is more of a coffee and roasty bitterness. Leans more mocha and espresso. A smokiness I'm detecting. Finishes sort of ?sour/flat with a coffee/milk astringency. (3.50)

Feel: Medium body. Poor carbonation. Finishes with a slight sour coffee astringency on the palate. (3.25)

Overall: This one was not quite up my alley. Didn't strike me as milky enough. Has a sort of bitter coffee sourness on the back-end and drank flat. Not a bad beer though, but not what I would reach at for an oatmeal stout. (Final Rating: 3.50)

Nov 23, 2019
Photo of GuyFawkes
GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 10/16/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice tan head; strong lace.

Creamed coffee, raspberry & fresh earth notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fresh earth, raw oats & creamed coffee flavors up front; mild chalk & faint raspberry notes on the finish.

Substantial flavor but not too bold; I guess that is what the style calls for. Above average.

Jun 08, 2019
Photo of CTHomer
CTHomer from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: appears opaque, but if held to a light, is crystal clear with ruby highlights; a 2 finger light brown head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: bittersweet chocolate with deeply roasted grains; a bit of harshness in the background;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied - seems a little thin; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but not especially interesting;

Mar 18, 2019
Photo of drtth
drtth from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The dark brown beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/4” tan head that recedes slowly but visibly while a complex web of foam and lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates lots of small patches and slender legs of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some chocolate, some bready dark roasted malt and a bit of coffee.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the semi-sweet chocolate is more forward than the coffee and the dark roasted malt.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and coffee fade to leave the chocolate and the dark roasted bitterness to fade and close out the long dry ending.

Overall this is a solid workman like Oatmeal Stout. A drinkable and enjoyable beer that I’d be willing to have again if offered, but wouldn’t go out of my way to find more.

Feb 17, 2019
Photo of detgfrsh
detgfrsh from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours an opaque black with a finger of white head. Faint roasted malt smell. Smooth, creamy feel. Mellow, dark chocolate and roasted malt taste. Don't detect much oat flavor. Nicely balanced, easy to drink.

Oct 06, 2018
Photo of spiker97
spiker97 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this originally at a beer tasting, had it at a summer picnic and finally bought some. Very smooth, good tasting and has a very good feel on the palate. Paired tonight at dinner with Chicken Bruchetta, complimented the dinner very well. Will definitely buy again.

Oct 01, 2018
Photo of SB2017
SB2017 from Iowa

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is beautiful when first poured. Though the head is more bubbly than foamy, the beer itself is a completely opaque dark coffee color. It doesn't smell great, a little bit chemical. However, it tastes quite nice. It's a very balanced stout. Not too much coffee, not too much sweetness, not too much malt. Very tasty, though unremarkable. My first few sips were some of the smoothest I've ever had in a beer. Was almost like whole chocolate milk in terms of texture. I quite enjoyed it.

May 01, 2018
Photo of utopiajane
utopiajane from New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear with a soft glow from a ruby gem amidst black walnut. Soft creamy head of mocha colored foam that fell slowly and left clinging lace. Dark brown. Earthy roasty nose. The sweet scent of oats and cocoa. Taste is toasty , bitter and lightly creamy. Smooth medium carbonation. Cool firm bitterness from hops. Their spice mingles with the sweetness of the oats. Cereal grain, nuts, a few spicy hops, bitter coffee.

Mar 18, 2018
Photo of leekainen97
leekainen97 from Arkansas

3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

-Pours Dark brown. One finger, cream colored head with good retention.
-Very boozy on the nose, roasted coffee.
-A lot of yeast in taste, coffee, bitter. Kind of underwhelming.
- Too much carbonation. Medium body

Mar 16, 2018
Photo of nicholas2121
nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oatmeal Stout brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, with an ABV of 5.00% This Oatmeal Stout pours out a deep brown color with a nice off white head. The color of this brew, reminds me of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up on a mild sweetness, and mild hop bitterness. There is a lot going on in this brew, so far. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is rich and bold with flavors. You first pick up on the sweet, roasted grains and malts. The oatmeal is a nice touch to this Stout. The body of oatmeal Stout is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice with a dinner. The mouth feel of oatmeal Stout is Sweet, Roasted, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this Oatmeal Stout a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Breckenridge Brewery, did a real nice job with this brew.

Feb 20, 2018
Photo of Caveworm
Caveworm from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's three fingers thick and tan, with solid lacing, and a black body.

Not really smelling the oats as I have with stouts of this variety before. Nicely roasted malts nonetheless.

Again, virtually nothing oat-like. Present are dark chocolate, black licorice, and a slight smokiness towards the end.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to rate Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery with a 4.25

Feb 13, 2018
Photo of AWiseman528
AWiseman528 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I tried their vanilla porter last week and it was fantastic. Didn't like this one as much, but still very drinkable and worth a try. Biggest complaint is that it was a bit thin, not too bad but makes it feel a bit watered down.

Taste wise it's not too sweet and not too bitter but lacking any sort of character imo.

Feb 08, 2018
Photo of EMV
EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Nearly black pour... 2 fingers of foamy white head leave great lacing.

S: Smells like a stout.. roasted grains and coffee. A bit of char.

T/F: Light for a stout. Decent flavor... roasted grains and sugars. Smooth... likely the oatmeal addition, with good coffee and chickory flavor. Very faint dark chocolate. Good bitterness and not overly sweet which I like. Finish is roast.

O: A solid oatmeal stout. Easy drinking and light... good flavor for the low-ish ABV. I'd have it again.

Dec 01, 2017
Photo of IronLover
IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color. Poured with a creamy beige foam with medium retention. Light roasted malt and medium sweet dark malt and grainy malt aromas. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a light creamy feel. Medium light sweet dark and medium roasted malt flavors with medium bitterness that carries through the middle to the end. Finished with lingering dark roasted malt and bitter hoppiness. Aromas were a on the light side. Creamy feel was overwhelmed by tangy hop bitterness. Flavors were also a bit light as the balance was toward the bitter side. Generally lacked malt character for the style.

Nov 19, 2017
Photo of jimmah120
jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle no date

Dark brown, amber edges. Smell is faint and tainted with rubbing alcohol. Taste is better; dry leaf flavors dominate, coffee, tobacco, slight spice with a faint chocolate malt presence and pleasant hop finish. High amount of carbonation, easy to drink

Tastes more like a porter than a proper oatmeal stout

Sep 14, 2017
Photo of Brutaltruth
Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This fine legendary oatmeal (IMHO)
pours a nice blackish muddy brown with a nice head of pale tan foam that subsides
to a rich and thick ring, thin light pool, and showcases some very nice sudsy lacing.
Nose of light coffee, dark chocolate notes, subtle char, and light cream. Flavors
hit the perfect notes for the style with mild coffee and dark chocolate mingling with
mild oats and moderate amounts of char making for the perfect stout drinkers experience.
Nice mouth feel; medium high carbonation, medium full body, and a smooth lightly creamy
and roasted finish that is subtly dry.

Overall a solid brew from a great brewery. Excellent!

Cheers

Jun 27, 2017
Photo of PlayerSixtyfour
PlayerSixtyfour from New York

2.82/5  rDev -23%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a tulip glass because it's what I had clean.

Its a nice dark black with a solid tan head. Typical stout. I don't get a ton of smell from it but my neighbor was smoking a lot across from me so take the smell with a grain of salt as I couldnt smell much of it even with the tulip glass.

As for the body; it feels heavy, but too carbonated for such a thick mouthfeel. Maybe its because I just got through a nitro kick but its not as smooth as I hoped.

Taste. Here is the real kicker; it wasn't very sweet. It had a lot of roast flavour and a strong bitter finish. But I feel like the sweet oatmeal was lost behind all of the roast. Overall I probably wouldn't buy this again. Drinkable but there is much better out there!

Jun 10, 2017
Photo of Suds
Suds from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a black beer with a medium-sized tan head. The aroma is roasty, a bit smokey, and has a hint of malt. Creamy, oatmeal taste, along with dryness and a bit of sharp bitterness. Full in body, flavorful, with a bit of a malty-creamy finish. Good, but not really interesting or exceptional.

Apr 16, 2017
Photo of Wasatch
Wasatch from Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee. The taste is malty, chocolate/toffee notes. Medium body. Overall, a tasty brew.

Apr 03, 2017
Photo of steveh
steveh from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full disclosure up front: I bought this at a can't-pass-up sale price from a local retailer... who wasn't so great at rotating stock. With no dating by Breck, it was a crap-shoot, but the discount sale wasn't.

Used to drink this a lot back in the early days of micro-brewing, always like a good Oatmeal Stout. Poured into my Libbey imperial pint.

L -- Inky black with ruby highlights from a flash. dense and creamy light tan head.

S -- Mellow roastiness and sweet, creamy coffee character up front. Mild earthiness back and some light dark fruit notes in the finish.

T -- Big roasted barley character up front that blends into lightly sweet chocolate character, some mellow dark fruit balances against the roasted barley and malt and hop bitterness. Finishes earthy and bitter and the bitterness lingers through the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with a full, robust body.

O -- I had to check style characteristics because this beer didn't seem as smooth and sweet as the last Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout I had. I see that American versions will tend toward more hoppiness (go figure) and less sweetness, so the Breck steps in pace. Not a bad rendition on Stout if you're looking for that big hit of roasted barley.

Mar 30, 2017
Photo of BJB13
BJB13 from Maryland

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip pint glass.

Topped by two plus fingers of tan foamy head with moderate lacing, this one poured opaque and almost completely black with just a little light coming through along the bottom of the glass. It looked pretty good but I only got a slight sweet, chocolate malty aroma. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with low bitterness. Finished smooth and clean but was a bit watery. Carbonation is medium and the body seems to be a little thin. This was OK but less robust than I like.

Mar 16, 2017
Photo of vette2006c5r
vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oatmeal stout pours a black color with a small barley lacing head. Nice rich creamy aroma, with hints of smoke, chocolate and oats. Flavor is light and watery, but smokey oat flavors do come through. A bit watery, but not bad. Overall a decent plain oatmeal.

Jan 10, 2017
Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1613 ratings