Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout

Breckenridge Brewery

USA

I tend to prefer Oatmeal stouts over the other varieties, so I was looking forward to this one. It wasn't as good as I hoped, but still tasty. Rich, malty, deep flavored, definitely drinkable, so I'll give this a try if I ever get west of the Mississippi and can buy this again. However, I think I prefer the British versions. It was good, but the rating is in comparison to the ones from the UK.

Reviewed: April 14, 2003

Rating: 6/10

Their brewery is in Denver. Their brewpub is in Breck. the beer from the brewpub will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! I paired my pint with a steaming bowl of Shepherd's Pie. Meat and potatoes, real stick-to-yer-ribs fare. And the beer went with it beautifully. While the bottled version is but a pale shadow of it's locally brewed self, it still does nicely. Dry, hoppy, nice toasty flavor, and avoids that god-awful sweetness of Russian Imperial Stouts. I definitely recommend this beer--especially at the brewpub (just don't go in the winter; you'll have to put up with that intolerable self-important ski crowd).

Reviewed: November 05, 2005

Rating: 8/10

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