Well put mdixon - astringency and diacetyl arte the most overdiagnosed flaws - its rather annoying to many competitors.
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Heavy on the soy sauce and molasses, please!
Is that your review of the SA Triple Bock? I've never had it, but I saw the recipe in Microbrewed Adventures and found it intriguing.
I would use the quick oats. Natural food store oatmeal will work, but you will need to gelatinize (par cook) it to get anything from them.
For your flaked oats you can just head to the grocery store. Quaker five minutes oats are the same thing.
Is there anything extra in the quaker oats? Preservatives, sugar, etc.