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 Crundy
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very dark, brown caramel color when light shines through it. Mocha colored head, soapy lacing

S: Smelled of oats, coffee, roasted malt and a molasses sweetness

T: Roasted malt, oats, barley, slight coffee flavor, and a molasses sweetness

M: Minimal bitterness, smooth, medium bodied, mellow flavors, very drinkable, mild roasted aftertaste

O: good beer, nothing really pops for me but thats ok. Everything mingles together nicely in this beer. Definitely worth a taste.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a good light tan foamy head that eventually dissipates. Slight lace.

Good dark roasted malt, some sour bread notes.

This one got alot better as it warmed a bit. Good dark roasted malt with a good coffee note. I want to say there is a hint of sweetness in there somewhere, but it is really like the sweetness you get from grain. Bitterness is at the appropriate level, and this actually is a bit more on the dry/bitter side of stouts, and you get a little touch of sourness too, which I'm not sure if I liked/disliked. What i did like is the fact that you can note the oatmeal. It is noticeable and adds a nice dimension more toward the end as your palate is clearing.

A little thin, but the carbonation was spot on.

Overall, I'm glad i took my time with this one. Dead cold, I disliked this. A bit warmer and I found it to be pretty decent. Not the best of the style, but a pretty good version.

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Photo of seanballs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AJN136
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of flume
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StayCeeJay
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of nimrod979
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours just a near black with a small light brown head.
Chocolate and coffee aromas dominate the smell. Not bad.
Earthy, roasted coffee flavors. Chocolatey and slightly sweet but theres a surprisingly strong hop bitterness towards the end that lasts through out the entire finish.
It feels a bit lighter than I thought it would. Medium bodied. A little watery. The lingering hop bitterness is a little off putting but it's better than any other offering I've had from Breck.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap poured into an 8oz glass.

Pours a very dark ruby brown with a one finger dark brown head that is very fine and creamy. Nose is dry and roasty not a whole lot.

Taste is bitter and dry with a sharp and coffee like finish that lingers for a while. Mouthfeel is a bit light and overly carbonated for me. Overall its decent but not special.

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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this Oatmeal Stout in a nonic pint.

Appearance- The beige foam fizzes to two fingers in width and produces a jagged, bubbly lid. The retention is really nice, leaving a good spackling of lace on the side of the glass.

The opaque body is close to being black, but a dark, chocolatey brown makes itself visible deep within the beer.

Smell- Sweet malts give off hints of toffee, milk chocolate, and slight coffee roast. Oats do come out, but they are really soft under the sweet qualities.

Taste- How can a nose that smells so right, go so wrong on the palate? It is like the drink has been incredibly stripped down. The wonderful, sweet toffee and chocolate has been replaced with a straight up roast. There is even some caustic booziness in the finish, in an almost 5% ABV beer...

There is a little chocolate mid-drink, but it does not stick around for long at all. I also detect some oats in the finish, but really it is just the slightly caustic roasted malt and slight booziness that define what is on the palate.

Mouth feel- The feel is also just fine. It is a bigger medium body and very creamy, yet a little more slick than smooth over the tongue. This is nice for a stout, and I am sure the oatmeal had something to do with this.

Overall- What really matters in a beer is how it tastes, and this oatmeal stout falls short. I am not sure how they can change the brewing process to get some of the scents in the nose, like the sweet toffee and chocolate quality, but it needs to be done.

Otherwise, this overly roasty stout will always be a let down. However, if Breckenridge does ever change the flavors of this stout, I will gladly return to it.

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Photo of sendsilk
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Has a dark coffee-like color and small head.
Odor is of coffee and malt. Smell is sweet and pleasant.
Taste is a little bitter for a stout (in my experience). Malt is prevalent as well a coffee. Also has minor caramel notes as well. Finishes slightly bitter.
Mouth feel is light and falls off the tongue quickly.
Overall a good beer with some flaws.

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Photo of johunnic
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of SpillyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of anth0ny
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured from a bottle. This is a near black beer with a thin, light cream head, bigger bubbles. I didn't get any lacing. Actually my beer looks identical to the one shown in the picture after it settled. Looks...alright.

S - I got all roasted malt with a hint of chocolate in the nose.

T - Earthy flavor dominates the taste. Over roasted malt and dark bread, with an overall theme of earthy bitterness that shows up to greet and leaves with you as well. Touch of hops in the back, maybe. The finish is all bitter - burnt raw coffee, acorns, and a little booze. No creaminess. It's not overwhelming by any means, just not very smooth.

M - This is a fairly light bodied stout with a good hefty dose of carbonation.

O - Overall, It's definitely missing the body and creaminess, and the flavor is a bit too robust for me (may be right up someone else's alley). It's alright.

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Photo of Tpsauer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - Beer pours a dark brown/black color. Nice 2 finger light tan head with decent retention and lacing.

S - Roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee notes detectable though not all that robust.

T/M - Flavor starts with the roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate malts in a pleasing combination. Mild bitterness throughout. Beer finishes with a slight chocolate flavor lingering. It is a creamy body, likely from the flaked oatmeal, though a bit too dry.

D - It is drinkable though fairly average.

Overall, it's a decent Oatmeal Stout though not legendary. I might order one if found on tap around town but wouldn't go out of my way.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-19-2011 15:34:23

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Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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