Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sandcreekbrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Full-bodied and smooth-drinking stout with flavors of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.

Added by arizcards on 06-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,981
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
298
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Ratings: 298 |  Reviews: 134
Reviews by terrabyte:
Photo of terrabyte
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark color, with a very thick, tan head that was slow to recede.

This was our favorite beer at the Keg & Cork at Capital Brewery (2006-09-15)

The smell is slight with smoke, caramel, and chocolate.

The flavor is nice and thick. Chocolate, coffee, and the foamy astertaste is a nice change of pace.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of singletary
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a rich dark black with a small tan head that soon goes to a nice ring around the glass. The smell is mildly chocolate with a faint hint of roasted coffee. To be honest not much of smell to it at all. The taste is where I pick up the chocolate and is very smooth ( like a milk chocolate bar) you get a mild bit of a roasted coffee to the end of a sip. The body is medium but easy drinking. I would say a very easy drinking offering maybe a bit of a fall drink around a fire pit instead of after cutting grass.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours very dark with a frothy, 1 finger, tan head. The nose is is interesting. It doesnt really smell like chocolate. It almost smells like root beer. Maybe I'm wrong, but not chocolate.
The taste is well, the nose lied. I do get a nice, rich chocolate taste. It is bold. It also has a slight coffee flavor.
It isn't watery, and fairly full bodied.
Delicious pick up from Wisconsin.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful milk chocolate head, dark brown beer. Head is thick and lasting!

Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits, lots of roasted coffee.

Taste: Roasted Arabica and dry mocha or baker’s chocolate. Definitely not a sweet chocolate. Quite bitter actually.

Mouthfell: Bitter. Lighter bodied than Sam Smith’s with more carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty darn good. This isn’t an amaizing stout but it’s good enough and for the price I could drink quite a bit of it.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mugenlude
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeerWino
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Dan_P
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a black body with a creamy dark oatmeal colored head. The head last for a good bit.

S- The smell of dark roasted coffee, malt and some toasted oats fills out the aroma.

T- The taste of coffee kicks of this beer and the coffee taste like coffee brewed a little to long ago. It is not really bad tasting but it is not quite fresh brewed or coffee bean good. There is a nice tart earthiness after that which quickly finishes with a slight sour and cola finish. The finish has some carbonic acid which is probably enhanced by the sour note in the beer. The taste of coffee hangs on the tongue after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a faint chewy note.

D- It is hard to do a beer that has so many flavors thrown in together that the chocolate and most of the oatmeal is lost but there is a lot of coffee and tart flavors that dominate. Interesting beer but I think the stout should come first and the other flavors should support.

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Photo of richkrull
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown color with beige head on it. Smell is heavy coffee. Taste is a mix of chocolate and coffee. Not a lot of oatmeal coming through for me. Medium bodied beer. Pretty good overall (my wife absolutely loves it!). I'm sure it will have a regular spot in our fridge.

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Photo of Garrett82
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - The bottle shows a bear (named Oscar?), but Sand Creek is located in Wisconsin. Are there bears in the woods of our cheesiest of states? Anyhow, this pours the darkest shade of dark brown with a light brown one-finger head that looks solid and creamy. Some really nice lace is left on the glass and while the head settles to a thin collar and some smoke, swirling brings a nice think finger back.

S - Toasted oats, roasted cereal grains, and cornflakes. I also smell a little bit of bittersweet chocolate and loads of deeply roasted coffee grounds.

T - Initially very bitter and roasty, with sweeter dark chocolate coming later. Some leafy hops show up after swallowing; I actually like the way this tastes after I swallow better than before. In the mouth, the cold coffee flavors are a bit much, but the long warm finish is smoother, more chocolatey, and more malty.

M - Medium bodied with a tingly carbonation and a bitter coffee finish. I suspect that the ABV is pretty low, but it does warm my throat a bit.

D - A good all around stout. Nothing really outstanding, but no complaints either.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Badger Liquor on State St. here in Madison, the self-proclaimed "Madison's Happiest Corner"....if you say so, guys.

Pours pitch black with absolutely no head, even though I gave it a pretty rough pour. I thin, spotty tan coating is all to be seen. Smell is quite nice, roasty malts and fresh coffee. Taste continues with the sweet roasted malts, coffee, and maybe a hint of raspeberry chocolate. It describes itself as a "Chocolate Oatmeal Stout", but coffee is the dominating feature here, which is fine by me, I like a good coffee stout. Mouthfeel, sadly, is almost flat, seems rather undercarbonated, but still thick and smooth. Overall, the yummy coffee aroma and taste mostly make up for the lackluster appearance and mouthfeel. Worth a try if you can find it. I've never seen it anywhere else.

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Photo of ShaneSmith
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.56/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Surly pint glass.

A: Moderate pour yields a 1 finger semi-coarse, light chocolate head that fades gradually. Beer is a dark, almost opaque amber. Lacing is actually pretty epic... frothy, full, and nearly completely covering the glass.

S: Oatmeal is really prominent in this one. Never had an oatmeal stout that actually smelled like oatmeal before... also hints of burnt chocolate and a distinct slightly sour wheatiness.

T: Opens with a coffee sourness, faint chocolate in the middle but its nearly completely suppressed by a strawy, oatmeal. End is a smattering of roasted chocolate malts and coffee but all really thin and without any real character.

M: Light to medium bodied, bitingly coarse and rough. Very watery and thin. Finish is near non-existent. I kept hoping this would get better as it warmed, but it didn't... isn't the addition of oatmeal supposed to make a beer smoother? fuller? I guess they missed the memo here.

D: I won't be having this again. Just not impressed at all. The flavor was a little off, nose wasn't all that, but the feel was just a crime... never had a stout so coarse and I hope I never do again...

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Photo of dirtylou
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

found at some cheap liquor store on university (or is it campus), but also seen out at Steve's on Mineral point

appearance: black, thin dark brown head that vanishes quickly with little lacing...pretty standard appearance at best

smell: not overwhelming, quite nutty, dark chocolate and medium coffee aromas hit the nose, slight smoke smell as well

taste: surprising tasty considering the average smells/appearance. rich chocolate with definite coffee and oatmeal flavors...sweet, almost fruity chocolate flavors are present

mouthfeel: definately the downfall of this one, entirely too thin, just doesnt match the flavors

drinkability: pretty easy drinking

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its Saturday night and time for dessert. Trying a Sand Creek Oscar Chocolate Stout. The stout poured dark opaque with off-white head that is not lacing. The smell includes roast, chocolate, and some espresso. The taste includes roast, chocolate, and espresso...much like the nose. The mouthfeel is ok, light body..perhaps too much carbonation. Overall it is a decent stout...not the best, but definitely good.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Larrydoherty
1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 298 ratings