Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by arizcards on 06-12-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
279
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
17.17%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 126 | Ratings: 279
Photo of tai4ji2x
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i believe this was an extra from natasharai. but i've lost track. if the kind BA who actually gave this to me could correct me, that'd be greatly appreciated...

12oz. i don't think there was a date printed anywhere. tasted in early may 2009.

dark brown, almost black. red tints under the light. some sediment at the bottom of bottle. 1.5-finger tan head gradually fades to thin layer. good lacing, esp later.

aroma: roasted malts with coffee/cocoa note and trace of earthy hops. simple but rich.

taste: roasted malts again, plus more coffee rather than chocolate. touch of stout acidity. mild to moderate bitterness with leafy hop hint. coffee finish.

light to medium body, with a bit of astringent and acidic character, accentuated by the moderate but crisp carbonation.

not too bad. sort of don't understand so many of the low scores here. maybe some batch inconsistencies?

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

Pours to a dark brown with medium thick tan head that lingers well and leaves okay lacing. Nice malty aroma of chocolate and oatmeal, that seemed to wane just a little as the beer warmed, but was still pleasant. Flavor of this slightly thin-bodied beer was mostly chocolate, and mouthfeel was slightly chewy. Finsih was medium duration and pleasant, but this beer could have been even better had the body been a little fuller.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark brown color with a slight brown, carbonated head. The aroma is filled with cocoa and oats. The taste is a little thinner than I would have thought. It has a sweet oat flavor yet it is not super heavy in flavor. Decent body and very drinkable but I also think a little over-rated as well.

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Licorice-black with a slight tint of royal plum. Piddly, quivering head is tan with an amber tinge.

Smell: Burnt coffee with dark chocolate. Nose is a tad shy and not very complex, but quite sumptuous.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, and dry roasted peanuts. Wow! Some graininess from the oatmeal adds an earthy sweetness. Very tasty, definitely a good beer to have for or serve with dessert.

Mouthfeel: This should be much, much thicker. It's got very little body to it, which makes the taste somewhat difficult to savor.

Drinkability: Flavorful and easy to drink. I wish I had another!

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Photo of KeefD
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown color, not quite black, with a nice two-finger tan head that fell slowly, and lacing ensued. I could smell the roasty, chocolate aroma as I poured it into a nonic. Very nice smell to it. Flavor is mostly chocolate, plenty of chocolate malts used in this one, and not some much roasted malt. Very creamy tasting, notes of vanilla, caramel and coffee are also present, but not too strong or overwhelming. It tastes very nice but it's not complex and is unfortunately a little light on body. It's silky smooth, but a bit watery on the finish. A very drinkable stout and quite sessionable. I will easily put back 2 or 3 of these tonight.

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

A very special thanks to my super-intelligent wife Krista. I love you baby! And not just for the beer.

A - One full inch of frothy, dark brown, hummocky, and strong head. The body is black and allows no light to pass.

S - Coffee and chocolate aromas are consistent over a malty base.

T - Uniquely bitter throughout this brew touches chocolate and coffee on its way to a subtle malt finish.

M - The texture is coarse to start and finishes rather soft. My first sip makes be think this is going to be a difficult feel but the finish is relaxed. The coarse beginning does a great job of getting the quality flavors to surface. The mild finish allows those flavors to be enjoyed.

~ I first tried this beer a few years ago and was quite inexperienced in characterizing different attributes of beer. Since then I've learned enough to recognize the uniqueness of this Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and realize how enjoyable this beer really is. If you have not tried Oscar's, your doing yourself a disservice.

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Photo of ChugginOil
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a dark nut brown color and settles damn near black with ruby edges. A few bubbles cling throughout drinking this. The nose is a bit subtle but offers some chocolate and coffee notes. Nothing too special here. The taste is a bit bold thankfully. Chocolate and coffee linger and are wrapped up in a roasty blanket. Mouthfeel is a lighter feel for a stout but it is very drinkable. Decent stout

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, nice label, no date

Appearance: Dark brown beer crowned with a big fluffy light tan head with good retention

Smell: More brown ale than oatmeal stout, but pleasant; This is nutty, with mild esters, and just a TOUCH of coffee and mild chocolate malts

Taste: Again...this makes a pretty tasty brown ale. It's just not very "stout-like." Where's the roast, the burnt, the coffee, the chocolate, etc? You get some mild, dry chocolate malts here, and an unfortunate metallic bitterness.

Mouthfeel: NOT what I look for in what's usually a creamy, chewy style

Drinkability: Medium...the metallic bitter notes really hurt here

Conclusion: Good looking beer that fails to come through in the flavor department.

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Photo of drseamus
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours jet black with a one finger mocha head. It smells great with strong chocolate and coffee aromas. The flavor is weird. It has a great initial chocolate flavor, but that fades very quickly to a thin taste and feeling. It is very creamy though. It almost makes me think that this beer might be past it's prime, but there is no best by or born on date to check.

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

Opaque black, little head

Smells roasty, with the slightest hint of chocolate. A little bit earthy or musty in the smell too.

Taste a bit muted for me. Roastiness, oatmeal, and chocolate. Sort of dry.

Mouthfeel smooth, slightly creamy.

This was pleasant enough. It could stand to be a bit more flavorful though.

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Photo of cbl2
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/24/2005 $6.99 6 pack 4.00% No best by date.

Appearance:

Pours a perfect black with a nice thick head of tan creamy foam. Ideal stout appearance.

Aroma:

Sweetened creamy coffee with chocolate undertones, and a touch of smoke predominate.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Nice and chocolatey with strong coffee characteristics. Tastes like it has been flavored with Nescafe hazlenut creamer. A pleasant example of the style, but nothing fantastic.

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Photo of beveritt
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a bear licking his chops. No brewed on date.

Appearance: Pours with 3/4 inch of medium tan foamy head that quickly settles into a slight coating. The beer itself is black and opaque with hints of ruby at the edge.


Smell: Predominat smell is a lsightly sweet but mostly bitter chocolate smell, very rich. Backbone of roasted barley and slight hint of bitter hops.

Taste: Decent carbonation bit upfront. SLightly sweet chocolate flavor with a little bit of roasted barley. Finishes with a sweet and creamy feel form the oats.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation, maybe a tad high for a stout. Body is averge.

Drinkability: My first sampling from Sand Creek. I picked this up from a store that had some not too fresh brews and was worried about the age of this single. Very good and drinkable brew. If this is not fresh, I would like to try one that is.

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

Aroma was roasted baker’s choclate and cocoa. Classic stout appearance-black body holding a firm mocha head. Luscious ebony color as it settles. Flavor is sweet, but the choclate is muted to me and more smooth, vanilla tinged fromt he oatmeal. The overall taste is still good if not fantastic. Full body and texture you expect from a stout. Solid beer.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed April 9, 2005. On tap at the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. Pour of deep black-brown with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee and so is the flavor. It’s consistent, but mostly one dimensional. The palate is smooth and drinkable, but could use some more complexity. Salt is the smack.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a really dark brew with a very nice tan head. The smell was like dark roasted (nearly burnt) grains. The beer did not taste burnt however. The beer tasted nice and toasty with big coffee or cappuccino taste to it. The beer had good lacing and had a bit of a dry finish. I don;t like that but I would buy this beer again.

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

Pours out a very dark brown, nearly black color. Very little head. The aroma is a nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and fruit. The flavor has the same characteristics of the aroma, but is also both sweet and sour. Some oatmeal flavor too. I would enjoy a little more oatmeal flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. Pretty good beer, but nothing to get too excited about.

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Photo of dtivp
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with hues of ruby, one finger dark tan head that fades slowly to a thick ring with moderate lacing.

Aroma of dark malt, oats and light coffee.

Taste followed the nose with roasted malt, oats, coffee with a slightly sweetness at the end. I did not smell or taste chocolate.

Mouth Feel was medium leaning light body, just a tad watery, low carbonation, smooth with a slight sweet ending.

Overall this is an average stout, would have liked it better if it had a little more body.

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

Pleasing enough but nothing special. Tasted like Guinness with a hint of chocolate. It was a little thin for me for a stout. I may have a few of these on St. Pat's Day as like I said, it is close enough to Guinness. The smell was nothing special. Faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Nice dark look in the glass.

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

Bottle courtesy of Dertbert

This beer is a dark black with a tan head. There is no light coming through here. The smell is as the name implies, oatmeal and chocolate. Also some caramel hints. The taste is more oatmeal. There are some sweet chocolate hints as well. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The beer is an easy drinker. I could go for this beer again. Overall, this beer tastes like what the name says. A good beer that is malty and filling. Thumbs up.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Greggy
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice bit fluffy light brown/tan head that leaves some sticky lacing as it recedes. The body is pitch black with no light seen through the glass.

S- Very big sweet chocolate, roasted malt, sweet oatmeal, and a nice hoppy edge.

T- Starts out quite dry then moves in for a nice balanced hershey's chocolate note, with a touch of mocha and lactose, then finishes with a long hershey's chocolate. Not terribly complex, but quite good.

M- Low/med carbonation works well. The finish is quite long. I would have liked to see some bigger mouthfeel, overall.

D- 4.5% makes this quite sessionable. I'd defintely drink this again.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Got this as part of a wedding present. Not something I would have picked out, but we'll see.

A: Pours black and does the whole Guinness falling bubbles thing and makes a nice head, but unlike Guinness, this head stays way too big. It's light tan foam with bubbles of all sizes. The beer is very black.

S: Smells of coffee and burnt sugar, just like an Oatmeal should. Now I'm not usually one to drink Oatmeal Stouts, but I can review with an open mind, and this does smell good for what it's trying to do. The smell isn't too strong, but it is very full bodied and really smells like it's still in the kettle, very fresh. I only dock points because I guess it isn't just perfect and I'm factoring in my opinion of the style.

T: Tastes like coffee grounds smell to me, putrid. Which I guess means this is doing pretty good. But perhaps it's too coffee like. The label calls it chocolate oatmeal, and I don't get either of those tastes from this guy. The burnt sugar stays strong, and there are no hops to speak of that I can find in here. The strong taste is starting to fade and there isn't much there to fill it in.

M: This should be chewy, and it isn't. It SMELLS full, but the body shows otherwise. It seems to be modeled very much after Guinness and shares the thinness trait through and through.

D: Very good. A very sessionable, though not ideally flavored beer. I would recommend this to fans of the style who want to drink a lot without getting too drunk.

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A – Black with no light seeing through at all. One finger of creamy tan head.

S – Cocoa, mocha, vanilla and dark chocolate.

T – Roasty to start. Light coffee flavors. Milk chocolate but not sweet. Reminds me of bakers chocolate. Finishes watery at the end with no real lingering tastes at all.

M – Medium bodied and good carbonation.

O – The nose on this suggested a stronger fuller flavor that really never appeared. Warming did not bring out any more taste notes. Strictly average here.

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Photo of happygnome
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a very dark brown/black color with ruby hues towards the bottom of the brew a quarter inch of tannish head that dissapears not too quick and leaves a lot of sticky lacing around the edge of the glass
s: roasted cocoa aromas deffinatly stronger than any hop aroma which is expected given the style
t: roasted cocoa beans very enjoyable, no hints of alcohol in taste, a very nice brew
m: medium body brew with very little carbonation

overall, i really enjoyed this brew, very nice cocoay beer

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip pint.

A- Pours black with some mahogany showing through when held up to light. Fluffy tan 1-finger head. Leaves spotty lacing.

S- Oats stand out the most, roasted malt, and some light coffee. Chocolate really isn't that evident.

T- Very toasty and sweet. Chocolate still doesn't jump out on the the tongue, but it does make more a presence in taste than smell. Roasted oats and malt are the main factors in play, but the finish is fairly sweet due to the chocolate.

M- Low carbonation with a medium-low body. It is pretty light for a stout. Very easy to have more than one or two of these.

O- This is not a bad beer. I enjoyed the roasty, smokiness of it, but I feel the chocolate was lacking. Typically I enjoy the roast flavors over the sweeter one, but I feel like when you advertise a beer as being a chocolate oatmeal stout there should be a strong chocolate presence. Either way this is an enjoyable stout, seems like a great introduction to the style.

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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.
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