Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.95%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,558
Reviews:
552
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
253
For Trade:
0
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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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%
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 +5.2%
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 -4.9%
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 nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMarcy78
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Miami66
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.67/5  rDev 0%
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 -6.3%
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 +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

**
03/27/15
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 -7.1%
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 LennyBound
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eblue33
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
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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