Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours black with a foamy half-finger of head that dissipates rapidly, some light lacing

Smell: Light sweet cocoa aroma, some roasted grain as well

Taste: Medium roasted coffee and some light chocolate notes initially, a good middle light bittering component that lingers through the finish for balance, somewhat earthy

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and a moderate body, lingers a little on the palate

Overall I'd say pretty solid, well balanced and enjoyable. I'd definitely drink again

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a gorgeous looking beer. It is pitch black, with not an ounce of light penetrating through the glass. This is what a true stout should look like. If poured correctly, the head is a wonderful cherrywood brown, with minimal lacing. The head retains for a bit, though not like other stouts, where is can be hard to get rid of.

The smell is truly complex. First you get a nice whiff of dark chocolate, then it turns into a biscuity coffee smell.

For an oatmeal stout, it is actually quite bitter. There is a beginning taste of roasted malt and the bitter hoppy flavor, with a hint of the dry, biscuity (oatmeal) flavor. On the back end there is a very strong roasted coffee and bitter flavor. It is pretty smooth, though not heavy my any means.

It's a good oatmeal stout, very drinkable, very complex, good for those who may not know about them or want something mind-boggling.

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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay so I'm kind of biased since oatmeal stouts are my favorite style of beer but this is an awesome brew! Pours a beautiful dark brown, almost black looking. You can't see thru the glass and for dark beer drinkers that's always a good sign lol. A night light lacey cream head to it, very small maybe quarter inch. Has a pleasant smell, kind of sweet but you can smell those nice dark malts. Very easy to drink, extremely smooth for a dark style beer. A nice balanced hop taste at first sip then you start tasting all the toasted malt flavor. This is one of my favorite brews by one of my favorite breweries.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark black color with a light tan head with great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is dark roasted malts along with chocolate and coffee notes as well.

T- The taste is dark and roasty up front but it finishes very smooth. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors make up the taste as well.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a fine oatmeal stout. At under 5%, this is a very drinkable beer as well. Recommended! 

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger mocha-colored head that quickly dissipates in less than a minute to a thin dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a near-black dark brown with faint traces of crimson when held to light. Some thin but decent lacing can be seen clinging like spiderwebs to the sides of the glass throughout consumption.

Dark, roasted malts aromas give notes of dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and whole oats. Unfortunately, the nose is a little weak which makes it difficult to really experience this beer as a whole.

Each sip starts with dark, sweet malts flavors with notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and burnt caramel. Upon swallowing, more roasted malts flavors come out with notes of creme brulee, bittersweet chocolate, and heavy cream. A dry, bitter coffee aftertaste comes in and lingers between sips.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is very drinkable and borders on being more than sippable. The body is full and robust, allowing the flavors to really hit the palate, while never becoming sticky or coating. The carbonation is barely noticeable but does a great job in helping to move this beer over the tongue and down the throat.

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,562 ratings.
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