Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
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 NaLoGra
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, about 90% opaque. The only reason I wouldn't rate appearance a 5.0 is because it didn't have much head.

S - Very grainy and malty smell.

T - Very toastie upfront, with a sharp malty aftertaste. Very slight hint of oatmeal, but I figure thats what accounts for the toastieness.

M - Very thick, full feel.

O - Overall, another great beer from Breckenridge. I have never been disappointed with this brewery.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
A - rich foamy head with lots of lacing on top of a near black brew.
S - malty coffee and chocolate.
T - sweet roasted chocolate and coffee malts but not overpowering.
M - super creamy smooth with enough carbonation.
D - gone and ready for another.
Overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of BrewStoutMagic
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is one fine stout. I like the espresso and rich chocolate smell. Tastefully good as well.With the same taste of chocolate milk with a hint of hops and lots of malt.I could have this one for breakfast lunch,and dinner.What ya mean I'm a raging alcholic.I beg your pardon.This is one tasty beverage,one that will put a smile on your face all day long.

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Photo of Fenris244
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the saucer

Super creamy 1 finger head, great retention, this shit is dense! Black in color.

Lots of coffee and roasted malt aromas, not much chocolate but an underlying sweetness is there.

Light coffee flavors, underlying sweetness must be from the oatmeal. Not super flavorful but pleasant.

Very creamy, medium in body, the creaminess is this beers strong suit

Overall, creamy stout that needs a little more flavor in my opinion

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Photo of Daktyls
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an dark black with a nice oatmeal color head about half a finger high which dissipates quickly leaving a nice fine lacing on the top of the beer with a ring around the outside edge as well.

S: a faint smell of oats with a nice sweet chocolate and coffee in the background. There are also some roasted malts and a little bit of lactose or milk.

T: Dark chocolate somewhat upfront with an overall roasted malt character that works well with some light oatmeal flavors.

M: Medium-low amount of carbonation with a very creamy texture.

O: Deliciously roasty overall, very tasty. Definitely worth a second buy.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black, with thick head of tan foam. Absolutely gorgeous lacing. Points up front!

Appealing aroma -- sweet chocolate, roasty malts, pretty representative for the style.

Flavor is roasty -- some burnt chocolate, a little coffee, and a nutty bitterness to the finish.

Very smooth and easy to drink, and an ideal and faithful representation of an oatmeal stout. Superb!

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Photo of lsrose
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was OK but I have had much better oatmeal stouts. Poured very dark with a smell of an oatmeal stout but really not that pleasant. Rather strong taste for only being 4.95 ABV. All around just an average beer. There are much better beers out there.

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Photo of bnes09
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown, almost black. Creamy colored foam forms and sticks around leaving some patchy lace.

Aroma is clean and malty. Slighly roasted but on the weaker side.

Roasted coffee and rough charcoal flavors. Not much oatmeal or sweet malt flavors to balance. Hops are soapy and unpleasant. Sour aftertaste. Overall, a bitter, unbalanced mess of a flavor.

On the thinner side with minimal depth. Solid carbonation. Drying.

Not very impressed with this one. Needs more sweet flavors to balance. Nonetheless, it is drinkable and does have a descent roasted character.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.32/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown black with a medium dark brown head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is lactose and some roasted / charred (plastic) chocolate malts and a bit of grain.

The flavor is acidic roasted malts and some sweet chocolate with a bit of bitter char in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation and slightly watery.

Overall, reminded me a bit of the Crabtree version. Pretty bland with some off notes. The sweetness and char didn't mix well.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A-Jet black with a nice dark brown mocha colored one finger head.

S- Roasty, sweet chocolate and coffee.

T- Roasted and sweet chocolate and coffee, not getting much complexity with this, but it tastes good.

M-Smooth and creamy on the front, but a watery finish

O-Smooth drinking and tasty stout, it does not wow, but it is pretty good.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. Pours slightly darker than cola with a one inch, tight, mocha-colored head. Head eventually settles into a consistent soapy skim with delicate strands of lacing encircling the edges of the glass. Nose is rather subdued, but a suggestion of cocoa, roast and oats comes out in the mix. Taste consistent with nose, but there's also a slight artificial sweetener character interspersed in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a carbonation that falls just short of lively and a slightly creamy texture. All and all, a pretty drinkable Oatmeal Stout and quite flavorful for the abv. I'd like the opportunity to try this one on nitro if possible.

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Photo of Misfit138
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Very dark brown/black with frothy tan head that left lacing

S- Nice sweet chocolate note with hints of vanilla almost dairy smell

T- Similar to the smell, fairly sweet vanilla upfront with some hints of chocolate and mild roastiness. Kinda lingering aftertaste-could be the oats.

M- Medium bodied with fair carbonation

D- Easy to drink, good beer. Not in same class as Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout but pretty good.

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Photo of DIM
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This had a black body and it was served tom with a small, tan, big bubbled head.

s: Deep, heavy roast with strong dark chocolate and coffee notes.

t: Just as the smell suggests this is quite dry and very roasty. Lots of dark cocoa and to a lesser extent coffee. The finish adds lots of bitter roastiness.

m: Incredibly smooth body with gentle carbonation.

o: An amazingly full flavored small stout, I wonder if the bottles are as good...

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Photo of albern
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What's surprising about this beer is its modest ABV with some of the substantial characteristics of a stout with a more robust ABV: the beer is fairly full bodied and there seems to be a touch of booziness in the sweetish roasted malts underneath. I would have pegged this for a beer with a much higher alcohol content. It pours a fairly thick, inky black color, not much head or lace. The beer is very deep roasted and has some charred notes, but also some sweeter roasted notes below. The beer is creamy, and a bit oily on the tongue, and maybe has a touch of a metallic flavor to it. There are some molasses chocolate notes here as well. This is a decent stout, the bittering hops do make an appearance, and the beer is quite substantial. I like it but it's not my favorite oatmeal stout.

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

Poured into a mug.

Pours a near black colored brew with hints of deep amber around the edge of the glass. The brew boasts a 2 finger thick frothy head that quickly fades leaving a thin film on top and a fair amount of lace clinging to the sides.

Smells of chocolate, roasted coffee and roasted caramel malt.

Tastes like it smells; dark chocolate, roasted coffee and roasted caramel malts. the flavors come together nicely, but are a bit muted and not as robust as I'd have liked.

Medium, but lighter than what I expected from a stout. Smooth and creamy, but also a bit too much carbonation. It could dialed back a bit.

An above average oatmeal stout, but my main gripe is that it seems a bit carbonated and the flavors, while there, leave me wanting something a bit more robust. Easy drinking and tasty.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black. A gritty-looking tan head patches up the glass. Smell is sweet and grainy (re: oaty) and has mildly roasted coffee aromas. Taste is also "gritty" like the look, plenty of oats and sweetness. A bit of alcohol feel, some bitterness afterward. Nice. An almost rudimentary stout, but that's good.

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Photo of tbrown4
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. -> The Brewer's Art Chalice/Goblet. Picked up a single at Shawann Liquors in Hunt Valley, MD along with a few other Breckenridge brews. I'm fairly certain that they are new to our market. Always happy to find something new to me.

A - Pitch black, think tan fine bubble head, sheeted lacing.

S - Dark roasty notes, nothing else.

T - Sharp dark roasted flavors, very mellow round middle slight hop finish. Very small lingering after taste

M - Light to medium-light bodied, not much carb to it as expected.

O - Decent representation of the style, nothing more than average. It's a good oatmeal stout. Would be curious to try an imperial version of this and the same with some age to it.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Someone told me these guys were in town now. Where's my 30 tap Breckenridge takeover party?! :D

Smudgy, squished pink coding on the neck that I'm not about to squint to try & read. Ommegang anniversary stemware.

Solid pour straight down the middle results in an inch of russet-colored lathery head. Black & brown body, with ruby highlights. Even, wavy lace.

Smell is doughy with baking chocolate mainly. Lightly coated with sugar & lactose. Just a touch of coffee & tar.

Mild coffee & carob upfront. Some light bitter-sharp char. Hinting at that oatmeal, with a kind of interesting husky character. Gentle lactose sweetness. Mid-range, lingering leafy green bitterness.

Body is very thin, but fluffy. Oatmeal doesn't add noticeable feel. Carbonation is too strong for me. Balances out somehow.

A decent sixpacker.

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Photo of MinnesotaRIS
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Into glass. Served a bit too cold so the head didn't stand up as well as it could have. Leaves a good amt of lacing. Shimmering but very small am of foam remains. Black and opaque. Deep scarlets at edges.

S - specialty malt shines in this one. Raisin and slight caramel aromas.

T - malty and slight sweet. Dry and smooth. Bitter that is well balanced. Low dextrin so the body is a bit low.

M&D - okay aftertaste as it is a bit thin. Low astringency. Overall drinkable. For oatmeal stout drinkers, give this one a try.

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Photo of KajII
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a English pint]

The pour was a deep dark black with a small light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing leaving behind just enough residue to have some excellent lacing.

The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts, a very mild resin hop presence and a light sweet doughy yeast with hints of maple syrup, brown sugar and oats.

The taste was sweet and acidic with notes of brown sugar and oats at first, but finished with a nice bitter sweet chocolate flavor that lasted an average amount of time after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was full in body with the texture being a little dry and syrupy with a flat carbonation.

Overall a decent Oatmeal Stout that had all the right characteristics and went down rather smooth and easy.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black, oily in appearance. Nice, fluffy tan head that is gone all too quickly. Moderate aroma of cocoa and a tinge of vanilla. Smooth, roasted malt flavors. Again cocoa with an underlying sense of vanilla. Nice hop bite. A subtle earthiness that can't be beat. Good body. A great beer all around and under 5% abv? I could do this all night.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an extremely dark brown color with a medium tan head that fades quickly but leaves fairly nice lace. This looks like your standard stout and while not pitch black, it does not let much light shine through.

The aroma is somewhat subtle with a slightly fruity character that is mixed in with bitter cocoa and some coffee. It also has a bit of an earthiness to it and a slightly oaty aroma. Not mind blowing but not disappointing either.

The flavor is fairly sweet, which is good because it helps hold up plenty of bitter cocoa, coffee and char. This is a very roasty and robust stout. The sweetness is very molasses like and quite rich. Bitterness seems to be adequate and the beer is quite balanced overall.

The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium and has a decently smooth character to it. Despite the smoothness, there is a definite astringent spiky character to the finish from all the roasted malts. Bitter coffee and char linger on my palate with some chocolate sweetness.

Overall I found this to be a pretty decent oatmeal stout. Fairly standard but with a nice robustness that goes well on this chilly Northern Michigan night. I am not sure that I would choose this over some of my go-to stouts, but if you buy it you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of HaysAmerica
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of the bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a nice opaque w/ tan head & good lacing. The nose is forward w/ roasted barley, oat flakes make it through, & a bread/biscuit aroma is also present. Picked up coffee & some espresso notes, has a nice tingling bite from the hops. Smooth. Picked up a little chocolate w/ a long dry finish. Light body in my opinion, has moderate carbonation, & mouth coating. Quite drinkable. I love coffee, porters, & stouts which this beer makes my list of regulars that I would have year round. Prosit!

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Photo of cbutova
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pitch black body with a big mocha tan creamy head. Retention is pretty nice and ring leaves nice web of lacing.

S- Rich milk chocolate cocoa powder and roast malt in the forefront. Has a vanilla aspect, probably none actually added in. Caramel malt in here too.

T- Nice cocoa aspect and dark roast malt upfront and then there is what seems to be a lactic infection, very early on but a slight sour feel and metallic fruit feel going on. Cocoa lends a bitterness. Slight coffee notes.

MF- Creamy body that isn't quite as substantial as I would like it to be. Cocoa bitterness and slight sour from who knows what. Classic oatmeal feel.

DB- The stout aspect of this is nice, good roast malt and milk chocolate cocoa feel. I sense a very early stage infection (or some strange acidity) which is unfortunate because this is probably the first batch to hit my local store. I'll leave this for reference but hopefully can have a fresh one in the future.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Total Wine & More. Pours a pitch-black, dark colored hue with slight carbonation visible and a small-to-medium bodied tanned-colored head. Slight aroma of rich, roasted malts and hints of burnt chocolate. Light-to-medium bodied flavor. Easily drinkable, would make for a good dessert beer. A decent stab at the style but nothing above and beyond.

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