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 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 granger10
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter black color with some red highlights. Medium controlled tan head. No lacing. A good medium chocolate flavor to this beer. Not sweet but not bitter either. More milky than I expected. It leaves sort of a lactose film in my mouth, like when drinking milk. Nutty roast deep down. Some acidic black malts up top. Not too oatmealy imo. Good fuller body. Not the smoothest oatmeal stout I've had but more flavorful than most. Very good for the price.

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

Bottle courtesy of Quinn’s IGA in La Crosse. Dark brownish black color with a thin and dense dark beige head that lasts a little while. Thin sheets of lacing. Mild coffee and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with burnt coffee, chocolate and malt flavors. The finish is bitter with coffee and hops, along with some sweetness on the back end. Above average all around.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A quick growing three finger head jumps to the top of my glass and fades slowly. Head is toasted biscuit brown in color. Body is jet black and only shows hints of light when held to flame. Nose is roasty with toasted malts that are really bready. Includes some coco and soft spice also. Enters the mouth with that same roasty feel, very malty up front on the palate. It is a bit thin mid palate but quickly fills in with some dry bitter feel towards the end of the palate. The oats keep this brew smooth throughout. Mouthfeel is dry, bitter and slightly thick, but it still stays soft. Drinkability is very good. I actually had an oatmeal raisin cookie towards the end of this beer and it was the perfect pairing.

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Photo of Domingo
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this on my Midwestern trek. Can't beat an oatmeal stout with chocolate and a bear :)
Pours a pretty dark and thick brown color. Head's there without an aggressive pour. Looking at it in the light, this one's definitely dark.
Smells like roasted grain, dark cocoa, and a hint of espresso.
This one goes down really smooth. The cocoa is there, but it doesn't try to overwhelm your palate. The coffee comes out a little more and it keeps the beer from being sweet. Instead it finishes dry. The oats keep the texture silky smooth.
Pretty nice stout for sure. Not too strong or "in your face" but a great easy drinking darker brew for a summer night.

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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 lightindarkness
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is another bottle from boilerbeer, so thanks!

Pours very black with toasted brown edges. A nice sandy head settles quickly to virtually nothing but manages to leave a few spots of lace before it fades completely. A good looking beer, but not overly exciting.

Nose is a very nice blend of syrup, bark, earth, chocolate, and sweet cappuccino. Very nice.

Oatmeal and dark toasted grains hang on the tongue up front, with a nice mildly sweet chocolate and coffee flavor adding some nice dimension. Finishes with a little more oatmeal and a slightly hollow burnt wood flavor. Not a lot of complexity, but some very pleasant flavors in a nice tasting beer.

Medium bodied, with a hint of oatmeal smoothness. Carbonation has a moment of sharpness but is overall rather weak. Leaves a light coating hanging around extending the flavor nicely after the swallow.

Pleasant and tasty with some nice details and a decent feel. Goes down pretty easily. Not the first beer I'd grab, but one I could certainly sip on for an evening.

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Photo of CHL
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, opaque beer with reasonable tan head that settles into a ring.

Smells malty, noticeably chocolate; nicely dark oat beer, but not spectacular. I enjoy the taste more. Almost no hops, so almost all of the bitterness is provided via espresso flavor. Small oats on the nose, but the beer is focused on the chocolate malt, which lingers in the aftertaste.

Pleasant brew. Not too complex, but would happily have a couple.

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Photo of birchstick
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - very dark with a nice one-finger head

S - smells of roasted malts dominate the nose; there are also tones of dark chocolate...smells pretty good

T - It has the sweetness of an oatmeal stout and the chocolate tones are there as well. However, the coffee/burnt malt character stand out the most. This is definitely a well-labeled beer.

M - smooth but a little thin

D - This is a pretty decent stout. Not very overpowering with its taste, but flavorful enough to keep it pretty interesting. I could definitely have more than a couple of these without thinking twice about it.

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Photo of Lordsloth
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from a six-pack, poured into a pint glass.

To address a previous poster, yes, there are plenty of bears in Wisconsin, especially up north. :)

Poured dark with a finger high tan head, foamy. Diminishes fairly quickly. Smells good- a dark coffee/chocolate nose. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a stout. Tasty, with a light chocolatey-roasted malt finish. A very smooth stout, kind of on the light side. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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 jdm
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a 1 finger head that is very creamy and tan. black and quite nearly impervious to penetration by light. smells roasty and chocolate with faint smells of grain. taste both the roast and the chocolate. kind of like liquid baker's chocolate with mildly bitter hop finish. very pleasant. interesting, bold brew, yet not over-bearing. really like how after-taste hangs around rolling back and forth between the roasty and chocolatey. i need to try more of this stout sub-style.

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Photo of SykDoc
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. This beer forms a mocha colored 1/2 inch head which reduces to a nice lacing. It is a deep brown with the pouring and is opaque when held to the light.

The aroma includes semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. There is a certain level of toffee, as well.

The taste is again bitter chocolate malts and coffee. The oatmeal seems a bit hidden until the finish which includes a nice bitterness.

The mouthfeel was confusing to me because the carbonation and flavor didn't mix well.. A sticky sweet coffee and oatmeal flavor lingers on the tongue.

Overall, this is a quite drinkable stout. It is certainly reasonable given the price and availability for my location. I will enjoy it when available.

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Photo of brdc
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle, poured into a snifter.

Coffee dark in color, it has a thin tan head that shows almost no retention, and little lacing.
Aroma is chocolate milk, roasted grains, particularly coffee, pleasant but not complex.
It is a bit thin on the palate, but the taste is pleasant, coffee, chocolate, at times bitter and at times sweetish.
Nice brew, goes well with simple chocolate (not overly bitter or flavored); not particularly special, but overall worthwhile.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chalice.

Pours a dark coffee brown with almost no head. Bubbles of beer dance on top of the head as I finish the pour.

Aroma is of rum, raisins and brown sugar. Dark molasses and Jagermeister? Prunes and dates.

Flavor is deep roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Bitter chocolate with a spicy bitter hop on the back, this has a lot of flavors going on. Very deep with a complexity that is surprising.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp, quite dry.

Very drinkable, this one has a great flavor.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +4.9%
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 +4.4%
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 +4.1%
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 +3.8%
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 +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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 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 pmcadamis
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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 +2.7%
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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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.
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