Oatmeal Stout
Breckenridge Brewery

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English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #483
Ranked #38,881
3.66 | pDev: 13.11%
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
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.
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Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of CTHomer
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;

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Photo of drtth
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.

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Photo of detgfrsh
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.

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Photo of spiker97
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.

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Photo of SB2017
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.

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Photo of utopiajane
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.

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Photo of leekainen97
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

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Photo of nicholas2121
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.

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Photo of Caveworm
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

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Photo of AWiseman528
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.

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Photo of EMV
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.

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Photo of IronLover
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.

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Photo of jimmah120
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

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Photo of Brutaltruth
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!


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Photo of PlayerSixtyfour
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!

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Photo of Suds
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
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.

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Photo of steveh
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.

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Photo of BJB13
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.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
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.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Mixed feelings on this offering from Breckenridge...

I really like how it looked coming out of the glass, but was under-whelmed when it came to its odor - not much of anything I could really pull out with my nose. The mouthfeel was quite impressive - very smooth and a very clean finish - it got better the warmer the beer became. The taste followed much of what met my nose - so again, nothing truly to mention. Overall, a decent beer, just a mixed bag of experiences for me.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bottle compliments of Dave S; drank from bottle.
Appearance: dark black,Medium white head.
Aroma: toasted oatmeal and barley...and Barles Charkley...toasty.....
Taste: sweetness...malt, brown sugar.
Feel is smooth and creamy. Some ash in aftertaste. Nice beer.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a thick dark brown with a nice tan head. There is an aroma of toffee and chocolate. Some mild toasty malts and a hint of coffee. The beer tastes like a basic stout with roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate flavorings but they are are very mild. Nothing stands out in the flavor. The beer is very smooth and a nice drink just nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a very dark brown with a dense one finger dark tan head. Aroma is a pleasant burnt coffee. Upfront flavor is roasted malt made smooth by the oats; follow on flavors are of espresso, chocolate and caramel. Mouth feel is decent for a regular beer, but really disappointing for an oatmeal stout.

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