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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal StoutOscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
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3.69/5
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292 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:
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Added by arizcards on 06-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,072
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
292
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of BeerOps
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BruChef
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
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 drpimento
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured fairly warm. It had a nice big, foamy, textured head that quickly subsided to just a trace. Only a hint of lace. Opaque brown color. Light malty, roasty, chocolatey aroma. Not as much taste as I've noticed before, but this bottle here at home is a bit old. Nice mouth-filling body with a bit of softness. Pleasant dark malt, roasty finish. Nice beer.

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
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 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 umustdrink
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Black stout color, opaque. Light brown head fades to an eighth inch.

S - Lightly toasted chocolate malts.

T - Starts out with a chalky toasted malty taste, then light vanilla and dark roasted coffee flavors. Light toasted malts provide a short lasting finish.

M - Thin to medium consistency with slightly elevated carbonation.

D - Overall an okay stout, could be a bit stronger in the flavor department, but it's pretty easy drinking. Go for a Bell's instead.

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

Oscar's Stout pours an opaque black color with a finger of tan head that fades after a few minutes, but laces quite nicely.

The smell is of chocolate and coffee - not a bad pair of smells.

The taste starts with a coffee-like note, gets malty and chocolaty in the middle and finishes with a slight hop nibble.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied, slightly coating.

There are better stouts out there, but this one isn't bad and is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Pugi13
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChugginOil
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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 battlekow
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have three oatmeal stouts in my fridge: this, Gray's, and Samuel Smith's. Two Wisconsin welterweights, local boys done good, against the big, bad Brit.

The two Wisconsin beers look markedly different in appearance; they're both stoutishly black, but Oscar's is the only truly opaque one, and has an enormous head that reminds me of cookie dough, if bubbles were chocolate chips. Gray's, on the other hand, has no head whatsoever, but does have pretty good lacing.

While Gray's smells like fresh, vigorous coffee, Oscar's smells like old coffee filters, used up and crippled. It actually has some floral hoppiness to the taste, which surprised me. Mouthfeel is kind of frothy, like fresh arterial blood, which is unsurprising given the fact that I poured this beer fifteen minutes ago and not only is the head still present, the sides of the glass remain fully laced.

Oscar, you suck. Okay, you don't suck, but Gray's wins the state championship, and moves on to fight England's Samuel Smith's for the championship of the Western Morality Bloc.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, this is a very dark beer, even held up to the light, with a tan layer of foam across the top. Nose is malty, lightly roasted, with a pleasant but light coffee aroma. Powdery, roasted, almost-burnt malt flavor, strongly tasting of coffee. I can't find any chocolate in here. Low hops, but the roasted malt offsets any sweetness. Moderate carbonation; lacks the silky smoothness of a good oatmeal stout.

Disappointing beer.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark, dark brown in the pour. Borders on black when held to the light. Very faint roasted aroma. Slight metallic/coppery tinge to it. Mellow roasted flavor with a faint hop bite to it. Again it has a somewhat metal taste to it. Rather thin body wise. Lacks the silky smoothness of an oatmeal stout. A notch above average.

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Photo of Phocion
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this as part of a mixed six-pack. No date on the 12 oz. bottle. Poured into a tulip a deep black with a thin and unretentive brownish head.

Despite being a "Chocolate Oatmeal" stout the biggest standout in the aroma is the rich roasted coffee. The dark chocolate is somewhat harder to pick out, though the warmer it gets the more the roasted oats come out.

The taste is somewhat bitter. Burnt roasted coffee and oats. Little to no hops to speak of. Honestly this thing tastes like an Irish dry stout with some oats thrown in. Very light and not quite what I was expecting to keep me warm for my first cold winter night in southeastern Minnesota. .

As mentioned earlier, this is a very light-bodied stout with not a lot of carbonation. I'm not overly impressed with this one, though it is far from offensive and I could see it as being easily drinkable. In fact, I could definitely see myself recommending this one to someone who enjoys a Guinness to broaden their horizons, but that's about it.

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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 KTCamm
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark black with some tan/off white foam. Nose is strong oat. Chocolate malt too. Present, but not potent. Taste is a smooth sweet chocolate malt, oat finish. Very subdued hop. Milky but not lactose-y. Very light and balanced. Good flavor, good stout.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.47/5  rDev -6%
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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Photo of brentk56
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty darn dark chocolate color with a tight knit tan head that leaves a smattering of lace behind

Smell: With a hint of chocolate and roasty malt, this beer provides a strong oaty element in the aroma

Taste: Starts out with a black bread, chocolate and oats character and adds a hint of molasses in the mid-palate; after the swallow, the beer develops a peculiar lemony character that is very un-stoutlike

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mellow carbonation

Drinkability: A very unusual oatmeal stout though not unpleasant to drink

Thanks, joshuaseresse, for the chance to re-visit

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Photo of KI9A
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found in a clearance bin at my local beer store for a buck.

A: Dark black, poured a puffy brown head, really nice lacing.

S: Chocolate malt

T: Chocolate malt, expresso.

M: Silky, smooth, creamy. Not much a bitter finish. Nice gateway stout.

D: See above. Not a typical bitter stout, this is a decent "beginners" stout.

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Photo of disastermouse
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Thick, dark, and opaque. Disappointing head.

S - Peatty, grainy, no smell of chocolate. A little bit 'musty' smelling - like a basement.

T - Nothing too overpowering...it's just a hint like a Scottish, which I didn't expect. Flavor is actually a bit too mild. A hint if sweetness in the aftertaste along with the alcohol.

MF - perfect body.

D - An easily sessionable beer - if you dont get a little bored.

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Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 292 ratings
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