Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

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

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of burk1982
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of novamat
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jurcab788
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MRouss
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +3%
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 -1.6%
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 The_Beer_Guru
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmah120
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
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 SynthetikReality95
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Albertdidz
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
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 Chuckdiesel24
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlayerSixtyfour
2.82/5  rDev -22.5%
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 prost2hefeweizen
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +9.9%
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 +6%
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 -4.1%
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 +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMarcy78
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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