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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 adamdanger
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Kerrie
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of rm9679
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of 071reeda
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of YourOnlyMan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of roadrage
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of Ross1982
1.47/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I bought a six pack at a liquor store bottom shelf covered in dust.
I'm wanting to believe this was highly outdated or expired (?) beer at the fault of the liquor store.

So here it goes
Appearance - very dark brown to black. No head even with vigorous pour. And no lacing.

Smell- light roasted barley, coffee, raisin.

Taste- if it had not been flat probably would've been better. Really choked this down. Roasted barley, slightly hoppy, coffee and raisin notes.

Mouthfeel- almost zero carbination but thick.

Overall- not satisfied at all, but I will try this again if I find a fresh one. Again I think this is the liquor stores negligence and not the brewery's fault.

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Photo of BigBarley
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an extreme midnight black with mild ring of foam but no real head to speak of. Standard stout appearance. Preparing for mad malt invasion.

S - Light, sweet notes of raisin-like dry scent. Heavy dark chocolate, mild dark coffee. Sort of a cornucopia of roasty smells, with a strong sweetness just beneath it all. Smells great, very versatile.

T - Not nearly as sweet as I expected. Very bitter, roasty flavor. Dark chocolate flavor is very prominent with the dry stout finish. Not as sweet as many oatmeal stouts. Smooth flavor, despite roasted bitterness. Good stout all in all.

M - Definitely has the oatmeal stout characteristics here. Smooth, but rich, thick but still not overbearing. The oatmeal tends to neutralize the powerful presence of stout and gives a slightly more drinkable body. Goes down easy.

O - Very good beer. Not as sweet as I thought it would be, but still delicious. If I could, I'd like to taste a little more sweetness, because then it may become my favorite stout. Still, it's a great one.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MacQ32
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a super dark brown, that would easily be mistaken for black with half of a finger of light mocha colored head. Ok lacing and ok retention.

S - Sweet toasted malt, caramel, molasses, maybe a bit of roasty coffee like qualities

T - Mostly roasty up front with a lactose infused caramel & molasses type sweetness. Bitter chocolate type flavors through the finish.

M - Medium bodied, a little thin, but not enough for it to be a negative. Appropriate carbonation.

O - Pretty tasty, the roastyness was a little surprising after the aromas was much sweeter. Still a very nice combination of mostly roasty and some sweet flavors. Quite drinkable too

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pitch black, half a finger of head.
Smells like caramel and roasted malt. A hint of dark chocolate.
Taste: Blunt bitterness, like dark chocolate up front. A little sour in the middle, ends with mild roasted malt.
Too fizzy and pretty crisp for this stout. A thin body.
Average stout, missed the mark on the texture/mouthfeel.

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Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tectactoe
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a solid black color with a deep brown around the edges. Quickly dissipating, tan head that is easy to bring back with a swirl of the glass thanks to the carbonation. The initial smell is burnt coffee beans, roasted malts, and barley. The smell is very subdued and hard to pick up on at first. You really have to let this one warm up a little bit, otherwise it's hard to smell anything. Taste follows through with a initial hit of bitterness and faint floral notes, but the roasted malt flavors are heavy and so it's easy to taste the bitterness but miss the hops. There are definitely some oats in the background that really come through at the end. Overall, your mouth is left with a nice bittersweet toasted malt flavor. A bit of oatmeal here, a bit of coffee beans there. This brew is pretty thick and creamy on the mouth with just a slight carbonation bite.

Overall, a reasonably decent oatmeal stout, fairly standard. It's not incredibly flavorful or unique, but it's highly sessionable at 4.9% ABV. Balanced well with bitterness and sweetness, just nothing exciting going on, really. A little above average I'd say, but not much to see here.

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3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle into a pint glass

A - Coffee black with a quickly dissipating dark brown head. No lacing.

S - Coffee, sweet toasted malt. Slight vanilla. Definitely the soy sauce funk that I find in all stouts.

T - This is almost what I would consider to be a perfect Oatmeal Stout. The burnt toast bitterness is right on the front. I wish there was just a tad bit of sweetness to balance it out. Heavy on the bitter chocolate from the first taste through to the finish.

M - Medium heavy body. Nearly perfect carbonation, virtually no astringency.

O - LIke I said, this is one of my favorites. I think this is one beer that Breck absolutely nails.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of fallopia
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

10/13/12: Bottle poured into a frozen mug (yes, I know).

Dark-coffee black appearance with a moderate brown, creamy head that dissipates quickly.

Sweet, doughy flavors with a hint of roasted grains and chocolate.

Fairly flat and bitter with only a subtle malty taste. The nuances seem lacking.

Good body with a little more carbonation than I would prefer. Flavor lingers for 30-60 seconds.

Overall, this beer looks and smells more promising than it's taste which is fairly undistinguished. But it still beats water.

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,570 ratings
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