Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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3.64/5
1,564 Ratings
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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
Ranking:
#34,685
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
1,564
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
259
Trade:
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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Breckenridge in Denver, CO.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that fades to an oily film. Thick broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted oats, dark malt, and cookie dough. Taste is exactly the same as the smell. This beer has good carbonation which makes for a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good solid oatmeal stout that I would get again.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an absolutely fantastic oatmeal stout. pours a rich burnt black with mocha fluff on top a full inch thick. smells of sticky dark malts, unrefined primitive sugars, and booze. mouthfeel is a little tiny bit thin, a heavier vibe would bode well for this one when its dark out at 4:30pm. taste is roasted malts, toasted dry oatmeal, and a cold bitter strong coffee finish. all of a sudden its gone. a perfectly satisfactory representation of elegance and precision, this is breckenridge brewery's best beer by a mile

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep brownish black color with a decent brown colored head that faded away rapidly. The smell of the beer is rich with burnt roasted aromas giving a light impression of chocolate on the nose. The taste of the beer is heavily roasted as well, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of transition from start to finish though. It's mouthfeel could have been a bit thicker. Overall this beer was decent in my opinion, I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sampler pack, never heard of this brewery before time to give it a try.

Pours black like oil, nice brown fluffy head to it. Not too much aroma to it. Taste is medium bodied and very creamy. Chocolate and coffee tasting notes come through. Finishes nice and clean. A little too weak on the taste, it doesn't stay on the taste buds too long, but the creaminess makes up for it and gives it some great drinkability. Not the best oatmeal stout out there, but a very solid one at least.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's your average everyday Stout from a typical microbrewery. Aromas are solid and strong with a good malt base and heavy notes of coffee and chocolate. A toasty, yeasty, hoplike aroma swirls around the roasted malts. Lightly mellow and sweet from lactic sugars. Looks nearly opaque and dark brown with a foamy tan head that persists. Flavors are bold upfront with the roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, and malt with a silky sweetness comming in quickly. The beer quickly falls off of texture leaving a lightly watery and roasted grain texture that gets a bit chalky. Finishes quite the same with a charcoal like aftertaste. Not unpleasant, but a bit weak late in the drink.

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Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Black body, sticky collar of tan lace crowns the glass nicely. A fingers width of foam fades to a topographical peninsula of bubbles along one side, extending into the center.

Aromas of graphite, grape juice, berry wine. As it warms it smells more like chocolate milk.

Thin and astringent, deep roasty flavor though. Lingering flavors of bitter unsweetened bakers chocolate, dark roast cafe mocha, graphite. The light body needs some improvement, though the flavors are approaching a bold level. Not a bad introductory stout, but it really left me wanting more.

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Photo of brentk56
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear brown color with a tan head that fails to build to height though it retains nicely and leaves some decent lacing

Smell: Toasted brown bread with hints of chocolate and roast

Taste: Starts out with a milk chocolate flavor that adds a bitter coffee element by mid-palate; after the swallow, the bitter flavors fade and leave the chocolate to stand alone

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy, with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Although the flavor profile is not outstanding, this is a very nice drinker; quite enjoyable

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours our a deep black color. A good 3 finger head. It smelled of coffee. The taste had hints of coffee, malt and naturally a little oatmeal taste. It had a very dry mouthfeel. It was fairly heavy but drinkable. I had several over the weekend and enjoyed them all.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Small to medium sized long lasting light brown head finally settle into a decent lacing above a clear dark brown to black colored stout.

Roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and cherries are subdued, it would be nice if they were a little more pronounced.

Dark chocolate lingers in the taste, nice rich roasted malts with a Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate taste dominates.

A lasting light dry aftertaste laced with bits of roasted dark chocolate malts.

Quite tasty, maybe enhanced by the rains and lower than normal temperature outside.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/23/2014. Pours clear nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, caramel, toast, dark bread, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast malt and moderate hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, caramel, toast, dark bread, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roast malt flavors with moderate hop presence; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Breckenridge has pulled no punches with their deeply roasty Oatmeal Stout. It delivers the typical appearance with the exception that the head retention could be a bit better. The nose is quite nice, and roasty black coffee mixes with softer notes of caramel, wet brown sugar, and molasses, welcoming you to take a sip. The flavor, however, is not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests, but the dense roastiness remains. It's more like burnt coffee than espresso, and it becomes quite dry in the finish. It's full-throttle!... but also slightly unbalanced.

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Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in standard pint glass.

A - nice light nut brown head over brown-tinged black body; nearly opaque liquid. Head is short-lived, but sufficient to leave lacing on surface of beer and glass for a while. Aroma is the strong point of this brew.

S - rich, but not strong, aroma. Primarily a coffee-like maltiness

T - a bit disappointing given appearance and aroma, but pleasant with no off-flavors except for slight burnt component in the finish. Seemed to have more roasted barley than oatmeal flavor. After some initial sweetness, it does have a moment of bitterness but this quickly departs, leaving a somewhat dry finish.
IBU = 31

M - too light and not creamy enough for a high rating. Good carbonation level

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice creamy darker colored 1 finger head fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing, over jet black beer.

Nose wafts out plenty of oatmeal, a bit of creamy chocolate, a bit of a bready toasted malt, as well as a bit of light thinning malts almost, touch of roast and coffee.

Taste starts rich and creamy, fairly smooth and thick, plenty of oats, a hint of chocolate, bit of roast and coffee, very light toasted malt, but still has this very light feel and taste of a thinning lighter malt flavor. A slight earthy bitterness starts to come through with hints of a hop addition, which starts to get bitter on the finish, with lingering dark malts and oatmeal, a slight sticky feel, with a very slight metallic taste way on the finish, which seems to correlate with a slight acrid burnt coffee taste that is also very small, nitpicking almost. If it wasn't for the metallic/acrid taste and slight sticky feel this beer would be awesome.

Mouth is fairly thick, luscious, creamy, with perfect carbonation.

Drink is pretty good too, sessionable, creamy and rich, a nice light hop bitterness, the only drawbacks are the light metallic taste and the sticky finish.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from Slatetank, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin light brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted malts, creamy milk chocolate, oats and coffee with a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is malty and creamy as you would expect, with flavors of milk chocolate, toasted oats and black coffee. There's a very mild hops presence which is normal for the style. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style. I've had better beers Oatmeal Stouts but this beer is worth drinking if you're in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color is a dark, dark brown, almost black. The creamy head is of medium height and is a fairly dark brown. Retention is fair. Aroma is of sweet, roasted malt and is a bit on the weak side. Taste is dominated by roasted malt flavors, with an underlying oatmeal sweetness. Balance isn't quite right for the style, too much strong roastiness and not near enough sweetness. The roasted astringency is also a little too high. Still, this is a pretty tasty stout, just not great or quite to style.

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