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

Breckenridge Brewery Oatmeal Stout: If you have read my other stout reviews, you know that American style stouts are just a bit too much beer for me. Still, I am cycling through a few stouts this month as a learning experience. The Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout is black, no surprise here, but the head was really thin, as was the aroma. Flavor was a meaty roast malt up front with some bitter coming on near the end. There is a lot of beer here, be warned. It would be hard for me to drink two, but this is the case for any American style stout. Overall, the Breckenridge offering is on par with other American Stouts I have tried.

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Photo of alee42
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bryant: for forgetting to take back this beer from my fridge.

First notable trait on the bottle is the grinning crescent Moon and the captions "Dark and Creamy" and "Smooth in Character" printed on the sides of the front label. Poured into a standard tumbler pint - a very dark, thick brown color. Head forms a thick layer with a creamy viscosity and sticky lacing. Noticed almost no carbonation.

Smells very much like chocolate, which serves as the main aroma of this stout. There are subtleties that I detect; hints of truffle, maybe raspberry. Has obvious bread-y notes, hints of oatmeal, giving it a grain-y smell.

Tastes like chocolate but smoothed out by oatmeal notes, giving it a gritty mouthfeel. A little bit of raspberry, and a slightly bitter finish. A little carbonation on the first draw.

Overall, a full-bodied beer, deep chocolatey flavors that keep the beer interesting. The label does deliver; it is very smooth going down.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is an extremely dark, blood-red and ruby coloring with a thin, spaced bubble, light brown head that coats the glass. Nose of milk chocolate and bitter dark chocolate, with a touch of bitter dark coffee. Creamy smooth body, with flavors of dark roasted coffee, bittersweet cocoa nibs, and a good roasted feel. The beer has roast coffee and dark chocolate in the aftertaste, with a smooth initial finish, and a slight linger to the sweet characteristics. Tasty stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of ahq514
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours black with a small, tan head. Seems to have low carbonation. A few spots of lacing exist.

Aroma is a mix of oats, coffee, and chocolate, but coffee seems to be dominant. No hop presence detected in the aroma. Fairly straightforward.

Creamy oats, and chocolate are the first tastes I get, then comes in a dry, roasty, coffee flavor with a little bit of bitterness, probably from both hops and the roasted grains. A little heavy on the roast, and not enough focus on the oats, but pleasant however.

A little too light in terms of body and tad high on carbonation. Very drinkable however. Creamy at times and dry at others.

Decent oatmeal stout, but some improvements could be made in my opinion (see above comments). Did enjoy and always appreciate a beer thats low in alcohol that has flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of stewart124
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with some reddish hues around the sides. Fine tan head that leaves quickly.

Nose has slight hints of chocolate and roasted grains. Some coffee notes to speak of as well.

Taste full of roasted malts and an overall roasted character. More bittersweet chocolate and some hints of caramel. Dry but less body than I was hoping for. Some noble bitterness in the background.

Overall this was a tasty beer to have on tap but I wouldn't go running out the door to pick up a 6 pack. More body and mouthfeel are my only complaints.

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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%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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