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 iDrinknewglarus
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a nice mocha colored frothy head. Once the head settles down, the head looks just like the crema present in a greek coffee. Leaves some decent lacing as well.

S: The first whiff gave me the standard oatmeal stout smells, but I also noticed right away dark fruits, and an almost wine smell. Sort of similar to Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. Quite pleasing, can't wait to taste.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, and a very slight red wine taste. Just ever so slightly sour, in a good way. This tastes like Samuel Smith Junior. Nice bitterness across the palate after swallowing.

M: Medium. Wish it was a bit thicker and chewier. Smooth.

Overall this beer was a huge surprise to me! After drinking their Vanilla Porter earlier in the day, I had low expectations for this (I gave the porter a C+). Very solid beer, would drink without hesitation. Like I said, it tries to emulate Samuel Smith, and does a decent job, scoring just a bit lower in each category.

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Photo of babyhobbes
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is deep dark black with a small coffee-colored head. It looks like just fantastic, kind of like a cappacino! The smell is of oatmeal (not too strong) and malt. The taste is quite smooth with oatmeal and chocolate flavors.

This is a drinkable stout and I'm afraid I could drink far too many in one sitting.

The brew doesn't have a lot of different flavors but it certainly is a decent stout and worth a try.

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Photo of TheSeeker61
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured black with an inch head which began to dissolve but
stayed around.

S- Smelled some chocolate, coffee, dark fruit.

T- Began with roasted malt, dark chocolate and bitter , moves into dark fruits, and finishes with a chocolate, coffee, slight bitter finish.

M- Mouthfeel is mild and creamy.

D- Could drink these every now and then. Not a favorite
Oatmeal stout, but decent.

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Photo of bwd110
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On nitro tap at Breckenridge Brew Pub downtown Denver.

By the way, this is not an RIS, it is simply their Oatmeal Stout on Nitro Tap.

A: Deep black, with a frothy caramel head. Big globs of soapy lace.

S: Smells of oats and sweet malts, hint of roastiness. Nothing over the top, but nice. No real hop profile or bitterness. A little sweetness seeps in at the finish.

T: Tastes of oat and slight roasted malts. Not a heck of a lot going on here, but a decent oatmeal stout nontheless.

M: The nitrogen adds great creamy smoothness, but unfortunately it is not backed up by a large body. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery.

D: Just average here. I made my way through it fairly quick, but without great enthusiasm.

Not a bad stout, but middle of the road for me.

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

A - The pour suggests that this beer will be on the watery side, looking more like a brown coming out of the bottle than a stout. That said, for its light body, there’s a rich coffee color with a poofy 1 1/2 finger head to match. Sticky, heavy lacing.

S - Sharp roasted malt, lots of chocolate. Big bread-like quality.

T - A sharp, dark roast over a surprisingly silky body make this one to drink. Roasted malt with a definite coffee flavor, bitter chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and a sugary but not overt sweetness.

M - Smooth, but with a pop from the sweetness and higher than average carbonation.

Overall - A solid, very accessible stout. Thinness translates to drinkability in this case. It’s not heavy, it’s not a tongue punch of bitterness. It’s a very quaffable, sweetened coffee kind of stout. Good for kicking off a session.

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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 sethcroisant
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- close to void-black. hardly a head to speak of. not much lacing stays on the glass for long

S- roasted malt and hints of chocolate and coffee are very faint. not much to note.

T- big roasted flavors up front and are aggressive. sweetness shadows and stays to keep things in pretty good balance. chocolate flavors show up a little later and mingle with the other flavors to make things even more enjoyable. aftertaste is fairly sweet with some roasted character hanging on as well

O- not many intangibles to speak of, but the flavors are amazing.

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Photo of BJB13
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip pint glass.

Topped by two plus fingers of tan foamy head with moderate lacing, this one poured opaque and almost completely black with just a little light coming through along the bottom of the glass. It looked pretty good but I only got a slight sweet, chocolate malty aroma. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with low bitterness. Finished smooth and clean but was a bit watery. Carbonation is medium and the body seems to be a little thin. This was OK but less robust than I like.

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Photo of phenomenologian
4.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Upon opening some smoke lingers at the top of the bottle. Upon pouring, there is a nice 1 and a half finger creamy tan head that is fluffy. It retains really well and laces nicely. The body is dark brown. Looks pretty nice.

It smells like a nice malty roasted intertwining of tones. It smells sweet. I can smell some coffee here too.

This is a very very very pleasing beer to drink. It has a bitter front to it that is very very enjoyable for me. What I want in a beer is a robust strong character and this one has it. It does have some sweet roasty malty tone flavors that come through with the coffee bitterness as it goes down the palate. As Im writing, I can see the lacing that is coming through really nicely. The coffee bitterness along with the other flavors that come through make this a great great beer to drink if you like stouts especially oatmeal stouts.

The mouthfeel is really good because its not too carbonated and it works well with the taste.

Overall, I have found another beer I really enjoy. I will definitely have this again. It reminds me of Samuel Smith oatmeal stout. If you like porters or stouts this will trip your trigger.

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Photo of TheBigE5
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Very small amount of light brown head. Completely black and opaque.

S - Dark malts, cocoa

T - Comes on light and finishes strong. Malts chocolate and oats at first and moves to some hop and coffee notes. A little alcohol at the end.

M - Full bodied, more carbonation than i expected or desired.

O - A nice stout. Good blend of chocolate and coffee without being too much.

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Photo of Carrier4
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Over killed on the oatmeal, was not Breckenridge;s best. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal stout is a better oatmeal stout if were being tbh. I did appreciate the nice coffee complex they added though. It was a good try to say the least.

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Photo of MickeyD
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I poured this from a 12oz bottle into a clean pint glass.
Appearance: Pours nice and thick. Small head with tiny bubbles, less than one finger width. Very dark in appearance. The head dissipated quickly.
Smell: Sweet dark roasted caramel smell. Slight hint of floral hops.
Taste: Nutty coffee taste, deep roasted flavor however a slight herbal hop coupled with moderate carbonation gives it a good bite.
Mouth feel: clear coffee taste with a good balance of hop bitterness.
Overall: I think this beer is a good representation of what a stout should taste like. A nice nutty deep roast coffee and slight caramel are balanced nicely with a slight spicy hop characteristic. I am not sure what the oatmeal brings to this. Perhaps a more mealy type of malt taste? I am not sure. However I will definitely buy this again.

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

Appearance - Nice black color with a creamy thick off white head. Good lacing.

Smell - Nutty, Coffee with a burnt chocolate. Malty goodness.

Taste - Smokey coffee with a nutty mocha back.

Mouthfeel - A great body with a smooth feel.

Drinkability - I like it and would buy it again.

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Photo of JDFish
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured very dark from a bottle to a Mug. Great looking stout, very dark and a solid coffee head and great lacing that sticks throughout the whole process.

S: Roasty goodness. Hint of molasses and dark chocolate and definitely coffee.

T: More roastiness. Coffee and oatmeal, some sweet molasses and chocolate in the background

M: Decent creamy medium feel. Not complex, but very serviceable.

D: Very drinkable. Any more sweet then no, but this is well-balanced and delicious

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Photo of saradad
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a glass and formed a short lived medium tan head over a very deep brown (almost black) opaque body. Some light lacing remained through to the bottom. The smell is mostly a standard stout mix of roasted and toasted grain and espresso with little if any hops presence and mirrors the taste yet there's a little bitter pine in the aftertaste that's overpowered by espresso in the finish. The feel is a little thinner than I expected but not too bad. Overall not bad, and yet I feel guilty for reviewing this beer. The brewery didn't feel it important enough to mark the brewing dates on the bottles (indeed, only the stout was marked in a mixed case with any dates, yet not marked or notched to indicate the actual bottling date) Perhaps this beer is better fresher but as I know not when it was brewed then I'll review their beers as I drink them regardless of the condition of the beer. At least this wasn't a drain pour.

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Photo of Nibbley
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black, black, dark black with a mocha that fades to a small ring with streaks down the glass. Aroma is of dark toast and a slight coriander and bitter chocolate. Taste is of Ethiopian coffee and bitter chocolate with an abundance of small soft carbonation. An above average Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge.

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Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle

A: deep dark color, nearly black, 1 cm head

S: nice smoky, dark chocolate smell

T/M: I liked this a bit more than the benchmark as noted to date, it had a light-medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, pleasantly bitter aftertaste but not too heavy on any particular accent of flavor, you can taste how the oatmeal has slightly cut the flavor of a fairly full-bodied stout, this is a great example of an excellent stout

O: excellent oatmeal stout, I will pick this up again easily

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Photo of Slowjamcdub
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark but not over done. This one doesnt over do the dark chocolates and thickness. Still nice hops in this, well balanced beer. A little Under rated I feel. Well made brew.

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Photo of Blupoet03
2.33/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into a tasting glass, raising a nice head. The color was dark, but not black as some oatmeal stouts can be.

This beer had a flat, bitter nose. The taste was coffee, stale dark chocolate, with a hint of alcohol. Aftertaste was chalky with a dash of hops.

The bitter and stale tastes are all that came through for me and didn't make for a good drinking experience. For lack of a better word, it went down harsh.

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Photo of nathi
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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 suretolose
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Black with a medium head that disappears quickly.

Smell like coffee and chocolate slightly burnt.

Tastes smokey with coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and tasty.

Very little carbonation makes it easy to drink.

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Photo of AMiz602
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a gorgeous looking beer. It is pitch black, with not an ounce of light penetrating through the glass. This is what a true stout should look like. If poured correctly, the head is a wonderful cherrywood brown, with minimal lacing. The head retains for a bit, though not like other stouts, where is can be hard to get rid of.

The smell is truly complex. First you get a nice whiff of dark chocolate, then it turns into a biscuity coffee smell.

For an oatmeal stout, it is actually quite bitter. There is a beginning taste of roasted malt and the bitter hoppy flavor, with a hint of the dry, biscuity (oatmeal) flavor. On the back end there is a very strong roasted coffee and bitter flavor. It is pretty smooth, though not heavy my any means.

It's a good oatmeal stout, very drinkable, very complex, good for those who may not know about them or want something mind-boggling.

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Photo of BringusKilkenney
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a small head very nice looking beer very little lacing not really any light getting through this one.

Smells great can definitely pick up the oatmeal and malts has a good inviting smell i am really liking this one so far.

The taste is straight up burnt toast to me with malts and the oatmeal part in the back really like it goes down smooth with just a touch of bitter in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is good smooth and light despite look of the brew some carbonation but not much to mention. this is an easy to drink stout good for anytime i think.

i would like to see more alcohol in this that is about the only complain i have just needs more of a kick to it i think but then again this is coming from a guy who really loves imperials and such

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Photo of chriscolby
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with a new label different than old one pictured here (at the time of my review)

Black-colored with a thin, tan head. Roasty and chocolatey notes, with little hints of coffee, dominate the aroma. A chocolate malt flavor is backed by some roasty notes. Moderately hopped for a stout; the focus here is on the dark malt. The roast flavor is smooth, with no hint of sharp, dark grain bitterness. Moderate body -- "thicker" than a dry stout, but "thinner" than a sweet or cream stout. A lightly tingly mouthfeel (instead of the usual velvety smoothness of most oatmeal stouts).

A solid, easy-drinking stout.

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Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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