Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Sand Creek Brewing Company

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.69/5
291 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by arizcards on 06-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,125
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
291
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 291 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkleu357
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good chocolate taste with a very creamy mouthfeel. Slight roasty taste, but not overpowering.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oscar's pours a black color with a small head. There is a creamy oatmeal and roasted aroma with hints of chocolates. The taste is creamy roasted, mellow chocolate notes, all on a nice mellow roasted malty backbone. The overall flavor is a bit weak and watery. Overall its a nice stout, but a bit weak.

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Photo of Jazzcrop
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown with a nice light brown head.

The smell is of roasted coffee, chocolate and earthy tones in the back.

The taste is of deep roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet, roasty, slightly sour in the finish.

It is pretty creamy - the oatmeal maltiness makes it smooth. Nice carbonation level for the style.

A solid stout!

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Photo of veachster
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It pours a very dark brown (on the verge of black) with a small tan head. Head retention is little with no lacing.

S - The aroma of roasted malts with oatmeal reigning with chocolate overtones.

T - It tastes as it smells. A nice combination of roasted malts with chocolate...a dark chocolate.

M - Sits somewhat sharp on my tongue from moderate carbonation and goes down quite smooth. Leaves a strong roasted malt aftertaste.

D - It is a fairly good drinkable stout. You can taste the chocolate but I'm torn with what seems moderate carbonation, but it is good!

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Photo of parejkoj
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Completely black and opaque. Limited head, would like to see a bit more foam once poured into a glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee and cappuccino/mocha. Smells great!

Taste: For a chocolate oatmeal stout, it has some nice chocolate mocha flavors that needs a little more depth. Additional roasted coffee flavor might be good. Not particularly dry, there is plenty of lingering sweetness. Only a little astringency toward the end.

Mouthfeel: It could use significantly more body to smooth out the roasted malt. Oatmeal stouts come with the expectation that they are exceedingly smooth and coat the mouth. I imagine it might be significantly better on nitro rather than from the bottle or CO2 tap.

Overall: It's good, it could be great if you could have it on nitro or if they bump up the body and mouthfeel a bit. But if you're looking for a solid chocolate stout with a touch of roasted aromas, Oscar's won't disappoint.

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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 FreshHawk
3.8/5  rDev +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 ScottM123
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cbl2
3.8/5  rDev +3%
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 Hendrick24
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 bashiba
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very flat brown with no head.

Smell was full of dark bitter chocolate with hints of dark malts and a touch of grain.

Taste was nice with strong dark chocolate flavors mixing well with the oatmeal taste and a nice bit of standard burnt stout flavors.

Mouthfeel was a bit on the light side for the style, but had a nice creamy finish.

Overall a very nice stout I will be looking for again soon.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
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 diablo14
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown with amber edges. One-finger light brown head with ok retention and little lacing.

S: Smells like strong roasted malts with a bit of chocolate.

T: Tastes a bit more complex than it smelled, strong roasted malts with a creamy chocolate finish.

Overall: It's pretty drinkable being that its under 5%. The mouthfeel is alright and its only moderately carbonated, if it were a bit stronger in carbonation then it may have had a chance to show more flavor.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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 jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of wmobley
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of deanis30
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 291 ratings
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