Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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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 nathi
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a nice dense tan head.

Aroma is of malt, roast, and a lot of fruityness, a nice blackberry character.

Nice rich chocolate and coffee flavor. Decent amount of bitterness with almost a minty finish. A lot of fruityness in the flavor as well. Excellent thick, oily mouthfell, low carb adds to the thick mouthfell. But finishes nice a dry with a little tartness from all the dark malt.

An overall good outmeal stout. Nice complexity for a beer without a lot of strength.. Finsh could be more rounded.

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Photo of zerk
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black and opaque, with a thin but persistant tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of sweetness. Flavors blend very nicely... chocolate, coffee, maybe just a hint of caramel sweetness, and a very faint, but perceptable hop flavor. It's very smooth and creamy, with a full body and low carbonation. I really can't find a single flaw with this beer. Wonderfully done!

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

Pours a deep sable with a small slowly-developing head, modest lace. Aroma consists of dark roasted malts, coffee, and bitter chocolate, with a hint of hops. Taste begins with rich dark malts, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate, a little hops toward the finish. A slight bitter chocolate note and some nut flavors linger long after the finish. Not a particularly complex beer, but very good. Perfect for a cold winter's day.

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Photo of zakery
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Thin whispy beige head. Dark and lovely.

Smell: Persistent milk-chocolate smell. Nutty and sweet overnotes with elements of dark chocolate, coffee and grains.

Taste: Perfectly balanced sweetness and bitterness. Rich and delicious toasted taste from caramel malts with notes of coffee. Very special and long lingering aftertase... breathing out through the nose a minute or so after swallowing brings a distinct nutty taste of fresh hazelnuts picked off the tree.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full to full with medium-low to low carbonation.

Drinkability: Hearty breakfast, warming lunch on a cold winter day, a filling dinner, an luscious desert after dinner, or a soothing night-cap - it's all in here. This is a tasty stout!

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly black color with a tan head. The smell is pretty good with a slight burnt malty notes. The taste, well was not as pleasing. It has a very crisp hoppy character that sticks out and is not favorable for an oatmeal stout. Not creamy at all as the mouthfeel is somewhat watery compared to others in this style. Not bad, but decent at best. Cheers!

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Photo of ryanocerus
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber/near black in color with a short-lived caramel head. The aroma was roasted malt with coffee and chocolate undertones and a mild hop appearance. The flavor was big on roasted/coffee and dry in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and the flavor lasted forever. It is an extremely drinkable stout and I can't wait for the next one.

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Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate syrup anyone? This thick dark brew is one of the heaviest bodied oatmeal stouts I have tasted. Even the pour looks like you are pouring dark extract. The head sticks around for a little bit leaving a bold smoky chocolate malt aroma. The chocolate malt creates a large part of the flavor with a brush of smoke and a quick dash of spice from the hops. Hands down the best brew bottled by Breckinridge so far.

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Photo of bditty187
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Right away this Oatmeal Stout made me say "Wow!" A wonderful and fairly strong smell of chocolate and roasted malt burst out of the bottle. This beer is as black as the forgotten banana with a nice tan head. But... this beer only has a fair blend of flavors. I like chocolate influences just fine but it fades to soon and the coffee flavor is not in tune as to what I would deem enjoyable. There is some oats sweetness. This is not a great Oatmeal Stout by any stretch of the imagination. It is a fair attempt. I would not drink this again unless it was free. Smooth to drink.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.48/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Chocolate and beer do not belong with oatmeal. Not even Wilford Brimley would approve. There are other stouts I would rather have if given the choice. I may have gotten a bad batch but I have had much better Chocolate Stouts since.

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Photo of stoutman
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish black in color with a distinct coffee - like roasted barley flavor and bitter. A bit thin in body for an oatmeal stout, but still demonstrates the "oat". After 1 brew, the bitterness seems to mellow on the palate. Especially tastey when watching the NHL wings beat the avalanche in a game 7.

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Photo of budgood1
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours out almost pure black, with a healthy tan head. not much in the nose but a bit of the citrusy hops. mouthfeel isn't as smooth as you might like it for an oatmeal stout but the taste is pretty yummy. dark roasted and chocolate malts are present but not too bitter. in fact they tilt toward the bittersweet side which makes this very quaffable, especially as it warms a bit. a very tasty rendition of the style.

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Photo of marc77
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thick, tan head. Just a tad shy of being black, since a deep red hue can be discerned when held up to a light. Lots of chocolate malt and a coffee - like roasted barley aroma is quite enjoyable. Roasted barley bitterness is high, and the hop profile only serves to balance the assertive roasted grain flavors, but does it well. A bit thin in body for an oatmeal stout, but still manages to possess some of the "silkiness" that great OS's have. It finishes fairly dry with roasted malt bitterness. This is a good beer, but just needed a bit more body. I think I'll go for a Shakespeare Stout now.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a dense brown head that laces the glass nicely as you drink. Nutty aroma. Chocolate notes also on the nose. Fairly bitter for an oatmeal stout. Nice taste though. Bittersweet chocolate comes to mind. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. A slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, a fairly solid oatmeal stout.

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Photo of ZAP
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Update-cola like brown/black....little to no head...some burnt malts and java...some creamy textures but slightly acidic mouthfeel...sour on the finish...unremarkable...somewhat sour tasting...some OK java notes but not worth buying..

12-25-01-This is an ok stout..Good bitter chocolate tones..finish is definitely on the dry side..I get an odd off taste on occasion...maybe a tich of caramel, but it is not real strong and hard to detect. Good creamy head...aroma is average with a faint coffee like scent..Not super thick, but certainly not too watered down....definitely worth trying but I've had better (and worse)..

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