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 chadmoe1
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

notes from 12/13/11

A -- Dark brown/black with 1/4" golden tan head, heavy lacing

S -- Toasty/roasty malts; chocolate malt

T -- Roasted/burnt malts, chocolate malt; lingering malt taste; not much yeast or hops

M -- Medium carb; a little thinner than it appears

O -- Not as heavy as I thought it would be given how it poured and stuck to the glass; malt seems more burnt than I'd prefer; no real oatmeal flavors. I've had other Breckenridge beers and I've enjoyed them, but this one is not for me.

Bottle, pint glass

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Photo of iguana1010
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 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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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%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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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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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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,586 ratings