Oatmeal Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,563
Reviews:
554
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
257
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jwc215
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a thin, lasting, light brown head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of heavy roast (peat), and underlying chocolate.

The taste is roasty/smoky with a hint of chocolate and coffee. It has a dry, mild, roasty finish.

The feel is on the weak side, but enough of it holds through on the aftertaste to put it at average.

A pretty standard oatmeal stout, though with enough flavor to put it above average.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is an extremely dark, blood-red and ruby coloring with a thin, spaced bubble, light brown head that coats the glass. Nose of milk chocolate and bitter dark chocolate, with a touch of bitter dark coffee. Creamy smooth body, with flavors of dark roasted coffee, bittersweet cocoa nibs, and a good roasted feel. The beer has roast coffee and dark chocolate in the aftertaste, with a smooth initial finish, and a slight linger to the sweet characteristics. Tasty stout.

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Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown/black. Quickly disappearing head, some lacing.

S- Smokey, coffee notes.

T- Coffee, roasted malts. Taste lingers...

M- Little carbonation. Smooth.

D/O- This has 'stop at one' written all over it. Not terrible, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color, dark as the night, black as they come. Head is full, lush, cocoa-colored, long-lasting.
Aroma: sweet, soft, creamy.
Taste: full, rich, tasty, toasty, with a prodigious mouthfeel, satisfying texture, rich and delicious. Long, rewarding finish.
A most marvelous stout, one I'd happily quaff again and again.

And again, thanks to Bruiser81 for the sample!

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee. The taste is malty, chocolate/toffee notes. Medium body. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head and considerable lacing throughout. Smell is of oats and malts. Taste is good, roasted malts up front, some oats,bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Gavage
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a black color with a 1" head. No lace develops.

Smell: light roasted malt aroma.

Taste: roasted malts, light chocolate, and some oat flavor comes through. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and somewhat velvety at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the roasted tones linger.

Overall: this is a very drinkable oatmeal stout with a nice balanced flavor. A few of these can easily be consumed in a session.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped in here on my bday to drink some local beer.
This one poured a glossy black color, a bit of rust around the rim. Little off-white head, that died down quickly.
Aroma of soft coffee and caramel. The roasted malt tended to be light as well. Tasted somewhat watered down. Nothing overwhelming, like a dark IPA. Some dry hops at the end. Drinkable, but not great.

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Photo of tommy5
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a black malt scent that boasts of patent and chocolate malts along with a dry oatmeal aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a creamy black malt flavor. It goes down easy and finishes dry with an oatmeal feel. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good stout. It really has a nice earthy black malt and oatmeal flavor; a good drinker.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Is this beer dreamy, as the label says? Or will it send me to dreamland? On to the beer:

That inch-thick head isn't bulging since I finished pouring. Its color is black like the dark, no colored hues anywhere, even when shined through a light. The aroma is low on intensity, and pretty straightforward. Toasted oats...it smells like Cheerios. I'm not getting anything else.

There's the sweetness in the taste I wasn't getting in the nose. Slightly sweet, which I'm guessing is the oats doing that. I get astringent, burnt grain. A little charred too. Finishes dry with a faint linger of baker's chocolate.

It's not tasty enough to be dreamy, but the idea of pairing it with dry, unsweetened chocolate...or maybe a bowl of Cheerios for breakfast is. The final verdict: a solid stout, but anything more....dream on.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my Dad for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate. It smells a lot like I expect an Oatmeal Stout to smell. The flavor is roasted and burnt malt with some chocolate and oats. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Eziel
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oatmeal Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,563 ratings.
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