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
sandcreekbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by arizcards on 06-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
290
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Photo of searcy
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dragomni
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of benholmen
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of wallrock
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mariposafan
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark red-brown with a short beige head that fades to respectable lacing.

The aroma has chocolate and roasty notes along with a little malty sweetness.

The flavor is more than a little watery with an almost metallic edge. I'm not getting any chocolate at all, just a little coffee like roast bitterness. A little sweetness but really there just isn't much there.

Thin on the mouthfeel but it's saved by good, smooth, creamy carbonation.

Overall, not much going for it. It lacks the richness that the aroma suggests which only makes the flavor more disappointing. Easy enough to drink but I can't imagine seeking it out again.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a half inch medium mocha head on a brown beer,

Smell equals weak chocolate sweeetness.

Roasty, creamy chocolatey, A certain nuttiness, would guess more alcohol than stated 4.5%abv.

Medium motuhfeel, above average carbonation.

I liked this one a lot. A simple low ABV stout with big flavor. I wonder why it isn't rayed higher on Beer Advocate. Worth a try for stout fans.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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 TMoney2591
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I hope that bear can brew a good beer... It pours a dark garnet-tinged black-brown topped by a finger of relatively short-lived dirty tan foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, toasted oats, and a small bit o' molasses. The taste holds notes of cocoa powder, light coffee, very light molasses, and light roasted malts. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a pretty nice oatmeal stout, one that doesn't try to do too much with the chocolate (which often ends in disappointment, frankly). Not bad at all.

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Photo of SkitzIrish3
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with thin layer of tan head that dissolves quickly to thin lacing, but sticks around until the very end.

I'm not grabbing a real solid aroma but what is there is a real thin chocolate, light coffee, and traces of vanilla.

I'm impressed with the taste after the fairly weak smell. Light chocolate and coffee notes, slight vanilla, and some pleasant bitterness, all led by huge roasty malt characters. It has a medium mouthfeel in regards to stouts.

My first Oatmeal Stout and an enjoyable beer, but I feel like this is not a good first example of the style.

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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 Jazzcrop
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes are sour dank chocolate, raspberry vomit, wild yeast, hops, sweet sweet sweet oatmeal, mocha, caramel, some roast, ink and dried fruits. Smells like a stout that needs to be aged for a bit in some wood before it can be let out and sipped and enjoyed.

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Photo of ChugginOil
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
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 Northsider
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best stouts I've had to date. From tap at Fork Chicago.

Appearance is black with great tan head that never goes away.

Smell is roasty and malty, with that great coffee note.

Taste is a bit sweet but the roasted malt is the majority of the taste. Slightly bitter finish, but perfectly balanced.

Overall one of my favorite stouts.

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Photo of richkrull
3.46/5  rDev -6%
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 n2185
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with two fingers of khaki head that quickly fades to a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Some roasted malts up front followed by sweet, creamy chocolate. Slight hop aroma on the finish as well.

T: Roasted malts followed by a surprisingly weak chocolate flavor considering that it's in the name and can be smelled strongly. The finish has a light roasted bitterness.

M: Medium-thick body with a decent amount of carbonation, this beer is creamy at first but has a watery finish that I'm not a fan of.

O: Overall, a decent oatmeal stout that is fairly drinkable and could be a decent session beer with its low gravity. Nothing to write home about, though.

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Photo of BruChef
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, thought a chocolate oatmeal stout would warrant that type of vessel (love chocolate so anything i can do to encapsulate the aroma, the better) but alas, it was unnecessary, or maybe it wasn't. I think if i would have poured this into a pint glass i might have missed the aroma all together (exaggerating of course). This beer looked a tad bit thin for a stout let alone an oatmeal stout.

The aroma was somewhat chocolatey, faintly roasty and coffee-ish. Pleasant but i wanted more. The taste resembled the same elements described in the aroma, in the same capacity...sigh. It's doesn't taste bad, it actually tastes decent, it's just a little misleading in accordance with is displayed on the label. The mouth feel, is as thin as it looks. This is supposed to be a chocolate oatmeal stout for goodness sakes! It's more like a solid English porter/brown ale and if that was the goal, i'd say kudos! Mission accomplished! Unfortunately one of the only thing this beer has greatly succeeded in was it's drinkability.

Not a bad beer but i wouldn't seek this one out again unless i ever make it to Wisconsin to try it on draft. Second chances, every beer deserves one! Almost.

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Photo of dhannes
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I first heard of this beer when my brother ordered it at a restaurant a few months back. I finally got a chance to pour this into a standard pint right out of the fridge.

A=Nice dark brown color with creamy, full head.

S=Very slight...sort of vanilla malted with a hint of coffee. Also hints of maple and cola.

T=Not spectacular...no chocolate, no oatmeal...tasted like a typical stout, only watered down. Not bad, just not worth the money.

M=Watery...not the density I expected.

D=I found this a bit difficult to finish, just because I kept on hoping more from each sip, only to discover that the same bland taste lasted throughout.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.61/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Bobby for bringing this one back from his trip.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a thin tan head.

S: A strangely smokey aroma with chocolate and roast. Also, there is a fairly strong sulfur aroma that one might describe as farts (and pretty bad ones at that).

T: Again, more roast, chocolate, and smoke. There's a definite acidic character to the beer which is off-putting and certainly doesn't belong. A mild sweetness, but not very much oatmeal.

M: The body is medium with the carbonation fitting the same description. Not the same smooth, velvety mouthfeel of most oatmeal stouts.

D: This beer made very little sense and was not very pleasant to drink. I would pass on this one should I see it again.

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Photo of sauron681
2.56/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark almost black. Has an off color head and well carbonated. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Lacing lasted the entire session.

Very predominant coffee flavor. Like cold coffee. Hints of light malt, kinda bland though.

Very light in the mouth feel. Watery overall, and a long lingering of chocolate and again coffee.

Basically and iced coffee, coffee, coffee.

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Photo of jera1350
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep and dark chocolate brown color with a frothy tan head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

Big milk chocolate nose with some roastiness and a hint of coffee.

The taste pretty much matches the nose, but without the sweetness that milk chocolate brings. A good roasty aftertaste.

Very foamy and overcarbonated in the mouth. The body is a bit thin for the style as well. Finishes very dry.

An above average oatmeal stout that is worth a try.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark walnut with deep ruby on the edge. Fairly large, frothy, slightly creamy, with tiny bubbles, with somewhere between off-white and tan color. Decent retention with a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Plenty of roasted malt and oat with a lot of chocolate (mostly chocolate, but some milk chocolate too). A touch of chocolate and hints of sweet cream/lactose type of smell.

T - Plenty of roasted oat and roasted malt. A lot of dark chocolate with a fair amount of coffee as well. Has a touch of bitterness, especially toward the finish. Hints of earthy and nutty flavors.

M - Medium (maybe a little on the light side) with about average carbonation. Quite creamy and a bit of a chewy feel as well.

D - Pretty drinkable with a good mixture of chocolate, coffee, and oat. Mouthfeel helps make it pretty easy to drink as well. Nice touch of bitterness as well.

Notes: A pretty good oatmeal stout. Not outstanding, but good. A good amount of chocolate and coffee as well. Worth a try, but I don't know if it would necessarily be worth seeking out.

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Photo of Adam2200
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

open the bottle nice caramel tones and little hop character. head retentionis very nice lasts very long and looks very dark much like a stout should look. the appearance is very dark with little light passing through it, very nice. the taste has caramel and chocolate overtones, little hops can be tasted. the beer is overal very good and is a great stout and i usually buy a 6 pack whenever i can

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 5/14/10

Pours a dark, cola brown & settles near black in the glass. Despite the head initially reaching the top of the glass, it has dissipated to an 1/8th inch layer of foam. Ok retention & lace.

The aroma is that of roasted malts - chocolate, coffee & a mild toastiness. Mild, earthy hop notes are peak through from time to time. The oatmeal is distinct & really helps to smooth out the overall aroma.

The taste is pretty much in line with the nose. Roasted coffee & subtle chocolate notes are most notable. A touch of hoppy kick picks up toward the finish, adding a few spicy hints. Oatmeal is soothing, but seems more restrained than I might expect.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation that offers just a little bit of prickliness. Roasted residuals & a dry bitterness linger on the finish.

Nothing particularly astounding is going on with this beer, but it's certainly decent. It's pleasant enough to drink; it just seems tame to me. No regrets about trying it, but I likely won't pick it up again.

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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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