Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
1,564 Ratings
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 rojapa
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dave2234
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mschofield
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark blackish brown, topped with a one finger creamy dark khaki head, leaves a sheet of lacing.
Dark roasted malt dominates the aroma, earthy, oatmeal, coffee.
Bit of a nice acidic bite to the taste, chocolate, coffee, earthy note and dark malt.
Medium-full bodied and creamy.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo - never had anything from Breckenridge before, so I thought I'd give them a try.

Poured into a small nonic. Chestnut-black in colour, pours somewhat thin. I have to say the head on this was quite impressive - thick and bubbly, lots of sticky lace. Survives as a thick ring.

Nose is coffee, cola, nuts, sweet malt and maybe a bit of roasted character.

Tastes fine. Incredibly easy to drink, very smooth. Initially quite sweet and malty, before the smokey, bitter finish takes over. Not what I expected - tastes a great deal like a porter.

The feel is what really sets this brew back - it doesn't feel like an oatmeal stout, or any kind of stout. It is quite thin and watery, giving it a feel much more akin to a porter.

A decent tasting oatmeal stout, something I certainly can see myself drinking again, and several at a time at that. However, it just doesn't taste or feel like an oatmeal stout, and so the scores reflect that.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jimmah120
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle no date

Dark brown, amber edges. Smell is faint and tainted with rubbing alcohol. Taste is better; dry leaf flavors dominate, coffee, tobacco, slight spice with a faint chocolate malt presence and pleasant hop finish. High amount of carbonation, easy to drink

Tastes more like a porter than a proper oatmeal stout

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice stout! Pours black with a thin tan head. Smells of roasted malts and toast. Tastes of roasted malts, dark bread, cereal and lightly of chocolate and coffee. The feel is a bit thin. Good beer!

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Dewsby
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxpower
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a reddish black color with a decent creamy light brown head that leaves good lacing in my glass, has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate flavors, medium body that has a kind of watery mouthfeel, nice bitter and sweet chocolate flavors in the finish, not bad.

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Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice beer w/ an average apperance. didn;t have a very dark head for a stout and lost it's head early

Smell - OK

Taste - not the strong taste you would expect from a stout. If they had brewed it to have a higher alcohol level this probably would have come out but that's the danger in brewing low alcohol level beer

M - not a full bodied feel

O - I've been pleased w/ beckenridges full offering except the terrible Vinalla porter )yuk)

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Photo of DruC4
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josbor11
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of KajII
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
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 kevgod
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful dark just this side of black with a nice brown head that lingers.

The first whiff of the nose brought out burnt notes with an underpinning of caramel and coffee, though subsequent sniffs didn't yield as much information for me to extrapolate. Damn you weak olfactory bulb!!

The flavour is as one would expect. The oatmeal gives it an almost creamy overture, which is supported by burnt grains and a roasty malt undercarriage. There's a minor hinge of bitter in there beyond the burnt that helps pull it all together. Altogether, pretty tasty.

This had slightly more carbonation than I expected, and while it's not BAD, I just prefer my dark stouts to be more viscous.

So, after my last run in with Breckenridge (their Vanilla Porter with which I was quite disappointed), THIS was the beer I must have been remembering when I said I liked their stuff. This isn't a lifechanging beer by any means, but it is well worth picking up and trying some (if you're into that kind of thing). Check it out if you're looking for something dark. It's pretty good.

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Photo of azdback
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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 Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dbl_delta
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from undated bottle into glass mug. Virtually no head; minimal lacing.

Very dark - looks black, but there is just a hint of ruby red around the edges if you look close.

Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, burnt malt....a very pleasing blend. I thought it might be a tad thin for a stout, but maybe that's just me. Nice finish - just a touch of hop bitterness at the back of your throat, combined with the sweet aftertaste, makes you want to try another sip to see if you can sort it all out.

All in all, a very drinkable stout.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meatyard
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a very dark brown with a short head that falls quickly leaving light lacing.
The smell is roasted malts and chocolate.
The taste is dark toasted malts, maybe a little too toasted. A bit of dark chocolate as well.
Mouthfeel is a little too thin.
Drinkability is OK.

A decent beer, not the best stout but pleasant enough to try and drink again.

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,564 ratings
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