Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,562
Reviews:
554
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
256
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep brownish black color with a decent brown colored head that faded away rapidly. The smell of the beer is rich with burnt roasted aromas giving a light impression of chocolate on the nose. The taste of the beer is heavily roasted as well, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of transition from start to finish though. It's mouthfeel could have been a bit thicker. Overall this beer was decent in my opinion, I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

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Photo of mjurney
4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Deep brown color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is roasted coffee and flavor is roasted to burnt coffee. 12oz bottle $2.29 from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of BeerMe42
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of enfield249
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark red/black in color with off-white head of foam. Under a bright light it appears very clear.

S - Lots of chocolate, chocolate, and then some coffee.

T - Really great chocolate and coffee flavors, good amount of malt and not really any burnt or patent malt flavor.

M - Not much of the slickness one might expect from an oatmeal stout. Full, but very sharp with carbonation and bitterness.

O - A really great stout, but not a lot of oatmeal-ness to it. I really like the lower alcohol also, as I could suck down a few of these in a sitting.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, chalky black with minimal cap of tan, dense froth. Scent is of roasted grains with a mild sweet chocolate note and the faintest hint of dark fruit. Taste focuses on the roasted grain with solid chocolate notes, mild milky sweetness. Body is disappointing as oatmeal stouts are supposed to be creamy and not watery. Overall, this beer drinks like a porter in scent, taste and body.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with hardly any head at first, but then bubbles up to form a thin tan head very just a tad of lacing.

Smells of dark roasted malts, bacon, artificial chocolate, caramel and a hint of smokiness. Also a touch of black licorice and alcohol on the back end.

Taste- Toasted malts are strong, followed by a semi-sweety chocolate taste with a smooth finish. Nothing is overpowering and leaves a nice aftertaste of the beck end.

Mouthfeel is where I feel this beer is lacking. It seems very thin for a stout and finishes almost like water.

Overall this beer is pretty good with a complexity of smells and taste, however the mouthfeel seems thin for a porter, let alone a stout. I would still recommend giving it a try though.

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Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Black body, sticky collar of tan lace crowns the glass nicely. A fingers width of foam fades to a topographical peninsula of bubbles along one side, extending into the center.

Aromas of graphite, grape juice, berry wine. As it warms it smells more like chocolate milk.

Thin and astringent, deep roasty flavor though. Lingering flavors of bitter unsweetened bakers chocolate, dark roast cafe mocha, graphite. The light body needs some improvement, though the flavors are approaching a bold level. Not a bad introductory stout, but it really left me wanting more.

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Photo of Dave128
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle sporting a disturbing crescent moon image into a Unibroue snifter. No bottle dating as far as I can tell.

A - A rigorous pour yields almost 0 head initially, but then some bubbles up to about half a finger of brown head and then fizzes away. The head does not retain at all. There is barely a ring around the glass and lacing is subpar. The color is dark dark brown with ruby highlights. Not quite black, and not quite viscous enough.

S - Smells of fig, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt fill the nose here. Not very strong but still good.

T - Tastes mostly like roasted malt - coffee and chocolate. There is an average bitterness on the finish that makes it bittersweet, but I think it is well balanced.

M - medium bodied and undercarbonated. Doesn't really feel like an outmeal stout in my mouth.

O - Its hard to believe this beer is only 5 percent alcohol. Its got some pretty kickin flavors

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Photo of rangerred
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

Appearance is solidly black with a tan one finger head. Decent head retention and lacing.

Smells of coffee and dark roasted malt. There is a small amount of dark chocolate in there as well.

This beer has an assertive bitterness with a nice roasty taste along with a small hint of dark fruit. There is also some piny hop flavor in the finish.

The mouthfeel is a little lighter than I would have liked. There is also a stickiness present.

Overall this is a decent oatmeal stout but not one that blows me away. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of denver10
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with decent head that quickly dwindles down to almost nothing except for the edges. Decent lacing on the sides. Kinda wish it looked a little more viscous, personally.

S: Some roasted malts that as it warms develops a burnt smell to it. Some chocolate there as well.

T: A nice roasted flavor hits you first followed by some bitterness and closing out with the oats. The aftertaste is a nice blend of all three flavor profiles, with burnt like qualities developing from the roasted component.

M: A little thinner and more carbonated than I prefer my stouts. I wish it would be a little more fuller as I definitely prefer my stouts to possess a creamy and velvety attribute.

O: A nice oatmeal stout. Oatmeal stouts are one of my favorite styles of beer and I appreciate when Oatmeal Stouts incorporate some bitterness into their flavor profile (while also enjoying that others dont). Breckenridge Brewery did a good job with that on this one while also capturing the roastiness and sweet "oatiness" I seek in the style. The thinness of this is a bit of a buzzkill and does limit its potential. Overall, it's a good oatmeal stout but won't be confused with the bests of the style.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a deep, rich black coffee color. A thick, dark, cream colored sea foam chunky head sits on top. Awesome, sticky lacing. Smells of slightly roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and a hint of oatmeal. The taste is really well-balanced. It's not too bitter, not too smokey. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts abound here. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect as it's not too sticky or rich, and not watery at all.

Overall, this is my favourite oatmeal stout, hands down. This beer really has everything I ask for: a great appearance, great taste, easy to drink, and low ABV. This beer is a staple in my fridge.

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