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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Ratings: 1,586 |  Reviews: 564
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%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of caljrjr
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of phenomenologian
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Upon opening some smoke lingers at the top of the bottle. Upon pouring, there is a nice 1 and a half finger creamy tan head that is fluffy. It retains really well and laces nicely. The body is dark brown. Looks pretty nice.

It smells like a nice malty roasted intertwining of tones. It smells sweet. I can smell some coffee here too.

This is a very very very pleasing beer to drink. It has a bitter front to it that is very very enjoyable for me. What I want in a beer is a robust strong character and this one has it. It does have some sweet roasty malty tone flavors that come through with the coffee bitterness as it goes down the palate. As Im writing, I can see the lacing that is coming through really nicely. The coffee bitterness along with the other flavors that come through make this a great great beer to drink if you like stouts especially oatmeal stouts.

The mouthfeel is really good because its not too carbonated and it works well with the taste.

Overall, I have found another beer I really enjoy. I will definitely have this again. It reminds me of Samuel Smith oatmeal stout. If you like porters or stouts this will trip your trigger.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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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 Brad007
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a thin head into my glass. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Sweet with a dollop of cream and roasted malt. I like the creaminess in the nose.

Creamy with good coffee overtones. Dark fruit and cocoa are there, if not prominent.

Lingering coffee and cream at the back of the throat round out the mouthfeel.

A very nice oatmeal stout. It's hard to find one that I don't like and the ABV is where it should be for this style.

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Photo of burningsnailman
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Rschis16
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, coffee black in color. A small light tan sea foam head sits on top and lasts for a good long while. Decent amount of lacing. Definite notes of hearty oatmeal overtop a solid background of dark roasted malts. Slight amount of coffee and chocolate, making for a mocha-like aroma. Not incredibly aromatic, but pleasant.

Dark roasted malts make for a background and let coffee flavors and a somewhat sweet milkiness spice them up. Hops add a bitterness in the back that is welcome to the style as the malts are not quite as fierce as they could be, but then again it is a pretty light ABV beer, so it makes sense. But still, a bit more of a kick from the malts, not the booze, would have accentuated some very nice flavors here instead of having a light-medium bodied beer. That said, its not a bad beer by any means. A prickly mouthfeel in the middle moves to a dry, more effervescent finish, aided by the balancing hops. I wouldn't turn this down, pretty solid beer here.

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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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of SuperSpy
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Sam Adams "upside-down bowling pin" shaped glass (what are these things called?).

The beer is incredibly dark, with a thick, chocolate milk colored head. It looks like a stout should look.

Lots of dark bread in the aroma. Dark chocolate, a hint of sweetened coffee, and dark doughy bread.

Light-Medium bodied. Not as creamy as many oatmeal stouts I've had in the past. The flavor has lots of dark roasted malt, charcoal and coffee right up front. There is a bit of astringency toward the end followed by a smoky charred flavor and a clean refreshing finish.

Not the most complex stout in the world. It has a lot of charcoal flavor and not much else. It's good, I recommend it, and I will have another. However, I would't go out of my way to find it.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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