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 BMMillsy
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with medium head. Roasty chocolate aroma, some sweetness. Flavor follows with big chocolate notes, some nice roast, and mild coffee. Does not finish with much bitter to balance the sweetness, but pretty smooth creamy mouthfeel. Found this to be a very nice stout.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into an imperial shaker pint.

Look- Near opaque ruby brown/black with three fingers of tan suds. Good retention, plenty of splotchy lace.

Smell- Nutty, roasty, acrid char/black patent edge. Light sweet cocoa aroma that darkens as the beer warms.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, a well executed but pretty standard mix. Starts light, slight herbal bitterness, and darkens to a nice char by the finish. Not overtly coffee or cocoa-like, more like charred pumpernickel bread, which is a nice change of pace. Not too sweet. Aftertaste is nutty with a little vanilla.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, medium body. Soft, creamy carbonation. On the light side, but quite pleasant.

Overall- Nicely done, but not going to knock your socks off. A pleasant, inoffensive, and fairly tasty stout. Could be heartier, but as it is it's a nice easy drinker. Fortunately or unfortunately, it's one of the few "shelf" stouts available in the area. I've picked it up before and I'll do so again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque black with a tan head that fizzled away rather quickly but leaves some lacing.

Aroma: Like most american stouts of lower abv it gives off a sweet aroma without being too robust. Some hints of coffee and just a smooth smell overall.

Taste: There's not a whole lot going on here but what is there is good. The oatmeal has definitely done it's job in making this a smooth brew. Light bitterness of black coffee in the aftertaste and a sort of bland malt-forward stout taste fills the rest of the flavor profile. It's a very simple flavor but enjoyable with a nice creamy quality.

Mouthfeel: Gave this a vigorous pour so it's super smooth and highly drinkable. Light side of medium bodied.

Final Thoughts: If this was on nitro-tap I'd prefer it to a Guinness just for the oatmeal quality. While it's not the best of the style it's definitely a good beer. I applaud any beer that can achieve this level of enjoyment while retaining an abv under 5%.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours black with a half finger brown head. The head isn't very dense at all, and looks very fizzy. Sigh

S- slight oaty aroma, nice chocolate, slight booze. Not too shabby

T- chocolate, slight bit of oats. Yummy

M- body is thick and very creamy. Approved

O- pretty damn good oatmeal stout!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a dark brown, nearly black, with limited head. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected, without much of the creaminess typical of the style. However aroma and flavour both overshadow these weaknesses, so definitely a beer I would recommend and would personally purchase again.

Aroma of roasted dark malts includes a backbone of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. The flavour blends these elements, adding some oak tannins and a nicely dry finish that lingers for a decent length of time. Nice transition in the taste from sweet to bitter.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep brown with a mocha head roughly 2 fingers in width; some nice lacing; too dark to see any activity.

S - Some mild hints of coffee and maybe a touch of hops, but otherwise not much happening here.

T - Mild taste of hops early on, but coffee and dark chocolate become present around mid-drink and stick around for the finish, leaving a bitter coffee aftertaste; a slight presence of oats near the end.

M - Medium bodied with a slight creamy texture; medium carbonation.

O - Not the best oatmeal stout I have drank, but definitely a good one; would be happy to drink more of these in the future.

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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