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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Oatmeal StoutTröegs Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 06-11-2002)
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Photo of nriech
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very very dark beer. Very little head but what did appear hung around for a while. Smells a bit of chocolate and smoke?

Great body, sticks to your lips for some lip smackin goodness. Great taste. Creamy with a little bitter bite. Slightly sweet with a good malt finish. Drinkable all night long. Buy this by the caseload. Cant say enough about this one but I'm still drawing a blank.

Photo of marble
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Troegs has done it again - these buys know how to brew. This was at first a seasonal beer available only in kegs, but has been bottled for the past 2 or 3 seasons. An exceptional oatmeal stoudt!

Photo of RBorsato
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Jet Black with a Chocolate Brown head. Awesome chocolately aroma with a touch of roastiness. Rich chocolate-like taste and overall Rich, Robust, and Creamy. Full bodied (leaning towards the medium side) with an oily texture.

A great Oatmeal Stout and it certainly does not seem like you are drinking a 7%-er !

Photo of ChrisBowers
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this both on tap and cask conditioned, both were exceptional. Pours almost black with a huge caramel colored head. Strong aromas of chocolate, coffee and maybe a hint of brandy. Taste is bold, with espresso and bitersweet chocolate dominating. It is incredibly smooth drinking with a warming aftertaste. Nice think mouthfeel, lets you keep it in there and savor it for a few seconds. I have not had this in bottles. The cask has very similar characteristics, but the dominant flavors are a bit more definied and developed.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a dark ruby brown pour, smallish mocha head ends at an incomplete swirled covering.

Aroma - sweet and smoky, dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Fades a little but still good.

Taste - lots of espresso and bittersweet chocolate on a thin layer of oats. The swallow ushers in some balancing hops and some hot fudge sauce. The finish is sweet, a bit vinous, with a warmth of alcohol and brewed coffee. As good as it gets.

Mouthfeel - thick, luscious, velvety and sticky enough for a durable residual between sips.

Drinkability - a world class beer where it counts, thanks to merlin48 for setting me up with this one.

Photo of froggyfrog
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This may be my favorite stout. I poured this from the bottle and was very impressed with the appearance. The color was quite dark and the head was large, thick and tan. The beer tastes as good as it looks with an excellent coffee/chocolate/oat flavor. It has a wonderful creamy weight in the mouth and is very smooth and easy to drink. Thank you Troegs for this excellent specimen.

Photo of GregStoner
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of stewart124
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark with tan head. The lace leaves nice traces around the glass. Smells of strong burnt malts and and very nice chocolate. Coffee notes are present.
Taste is very strong and robust. Coffee is very noticable as well as the maltiness of this beer. Delicious and very tasty. Thick body that bodes to the oatmeal and again with the malts. Strong dark and complex malts must have been used. The hops are there but don't interfere too much. The 7% doesn't come out until the aftertaste and leaves a nice feeling. Really a great oatmeal stout and I'm glad I finally got to it.

Photo of chilidog
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Santa for thisone. It poured a deep, rich black color. On mine, No head, just a thin broke-up tan film on top. No carbonation activity at all. The seal was good nor do I think the beer was flat in any way. Just had an appearance of a glass of motor oil, and thats not a bad thing either.
This is a heavy, full bodied brew. Almost chewy. The aroma was roasted malt, toasted oat and grain. The taste was also roasted malts, grains and oatmeal with a hint of coffee bean. The mouth is creamy, with sweetened oatmeal and roasted coffee bean that lingers on awhile. A soothing relaxed alcohol leaves a laid back, very nice experience. Thanks Santa

Photo of edchicma
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew makes my top ten. It pours an absolute black with a long-lasting light brown head.. Smell and taste are rounded malt and chocolate with a light hop presenceon the palate. Light alcohol note on the front of the tongue. Mouthfeel is heavenly...this brew literally coats the tongue with chocolate and malts and finishes lightly dry...great! How drinakble is this? For a 7 abv, I was amazed at how easy this goes down...I could easy have more (and more?)...A must try for stout fans.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color, and is topped by a frothy, creamy brown colored head. The aroma is rich and dominated by notes of roasted coffee, and burnt grain. There is some subtle malty sweet notes, as well as some chocolate. The beer has a thick creamy mouthfeel to it, it is really quite wonderful, with that typical almost oily oatmeal characteristic. The beer is lightly sweet up front, and it finishes with a roasty note of coffee beans. There is a nice level of hop bitterness in the finish, which is a perfect foil for the rich creamy quality of this beer.

This is a really nice example of an oatmeal, the thick creamy character that is typical of the style is perfectly represented here.

Photo of Bighuge
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer appears to be black. A thin and creamy head top the beer off. Nice rings of lace mark your drinking time down the edge of the glass similar to the way Tree Rings mark the age of a tree. I do like the smell of this beer. Bittersweet chocolate is heavy. Also get some roasted nut and coffee tones. The mouthfeel is exquisite. Plush, silky, smooth. Combined with the great taste of this beer, it really pushes the drinkability factor up. The flavor profile of this beer is fairly pronounced. Roasted bitterness combines with a baker's chocolate flavor to provide great bitterness. There's also some dark coffee bean tones. A little char presence. Slight burnt malt. I've gotta say this is one of the best Oatmeal Stouts I've had the pleasure of tasting

Bighuge thanks to Davo for the sample.

Photo of pio
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured virtually black with a cream and burnt orange head that is a big old foamy pillow. the very pretty head leaves some very pretty lace. the last thing in the glass when the liquid has achived it's intermediate destiny (the belly) is a little pillow down there. it's hard not to try to lick it out! (ok i did it). it was almost impossable to stop smelling! very floral perfume. just hints of a darker scent a bit of espresso and cocoa round out this rich, round tonal blend. truly enchanting. and whoow what a greatly dry oatmeal stout. it's crisp, creamy and oh so tight. very dry cocoa and coffee finish. there's a slightly smokey malt that is spectacular with the tiny amount of honey. this tiny honey dosen't interrupt or challenge the overall driness. also there's not a whole lot of molasses and it's as if it were more of a jamacian rum flavor. there is alot of oatmeal and dark cocoa. a plesant bitter finish that has coffee, espresso and it goes on and on. the mouthfeel is creamy and supportive. the drinkability is high, one of my new staples when i get to the good beer store. great beer!

Photo of Edwin
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a rich, smooth, black with a nice, tan head an some lacing left afterwards. A thing of beauty for Stout lovers.

Smell: Oats and malt abound in this exceptional brew. Very much a wonderful smelling brew.

Taste: Unbelievable. Oatmeal, malt, not too sweet, but every bit a Stout that can hang with the big boys. Very little alcohol. Just a perfect stout.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, easy, thick. Aftertaste is very good and demands that you take another swig. A little bit stays in your mouth and reminds you that this is a beer to be enjoyed often.

Drinkability: If you really like Stouts, this is your beer. Plenty to love here, and plenty to keep you coming back for more. For the lighter beer lover, this one will weigh you down early and often, so get one and move on.

Overall: Ridiculously good beer. If you can get your hands on a case, do so. You will love it.

Photo of IronDjinn
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 12 oz. mug, this stuff is a deep black hue, with a cherry oak nimbus around the bottom of the glass when held up to direct light. Thick beige head crowns that impenetrable darkness, creamy around the edges of the glass with big foamy bubbles in the middle, an interesting quirk. The aroma is bold with roasted malt, dark chocolate, a bit of licorice root, and a creamy boozy character, probably from the higher abv content. I swear I'm picking up fermented orange peel as well, or so it reminds me of. Strong roasted malt up front that sweetens up in the middle but also contains a burnt coffee profile around the edges, finishing with a creamy but mild touch of baker's chocolate. Hot damn, now that's a hell of an oatmeal stout, or any stout! Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety, a very sensual texture....I think I'll have to loosen my tie here. Body is still light in comparison to the boldness of the appearance and the flavour which is surprising. This is liquid porn right here folks, comes packaged in this very unassuming bottle for your convenience and enjoyment. I think I'm going to need some private time now, the glass is almost empty. My first-born son now must be promised to northyorksammy for bestowing upon me such an exceptional speciman.

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle served at cellarish temps in a pint glass.

Appearance: Jet black topped by a sizable tan head, about 1 fingertip high. Nice rocky head that recedes to a film and a thick ring of foam. Some pretty nice lacing was left on the glass, but not as thick as I've seen from other stouts.

Smell: Robust and hearty roasted malt aromas with earthy oat and mellow vanilla notes.

Taste: Strong and bittersweet roasted malts. Light coffee and chocolate flavors with hints of oatmeal, piney hops, and vanilla on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Baby got back! Creamy and full-bodied. Oh yeah!

Drinkability: Look ma, I'm drinking my oatmeal!! Damn this is some fine stuff. I could easily down this elixir all night. A session stout, even at 7% ABV.

Photo of mophie
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hot damn, I am impressed with these guys! This beer is ruby black (with the ruby poking through only in the strongest light). Thick dark tan head, almost brown, which fades to a thin lace. Quite pleasant chocolate and espresso aromas, mild sweetness. Chocolate hits the tongue first, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate gives way to lingering burnt coffee bitterness. Hops are in there, too. Perhaps a bit less balanced than, say, Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, but still, this is one hell of a nice beer.

Photo of Phatz
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark; looks black and completely opaque, with a small brown head.

Smell: Oats and toffee. Malty, subtle coffee but mostly creamy oats. mmm. Very obvious, bold aroma.

Taste: Simple but delicious. The flavors in this beer are subtle and mild for a stout. The taste is malty, burnt oats or burnt malts, thick and sticky. Subtle hops give it a tinge of coffee but ever so gently. It is sweet up front with a slightly bitter aftertaste, which is comparable to Victory's Storm King Stout; but the flavor is overall more mild. I tried tasting some recommended cheese next to this beer and I didn't like the meeting of the flavors (it didn't work for me). Then I tried some dark chocolate next to the beer and I just about flipped my lid. It was terrific!

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is perfect. Thick and chewy; just the way a stout should be (in my book), with just a little bit of carbonation lightening the other heavy beer. Perfect!

Drinkability: This is a very drinkable stout. I think it will please most pallets. It is a sipper beer. Appreciate this one. This beer does sit heavy in your stomach. Great for after dinner; with desert, before going to put your feet up. Probably not a beer you are going to drink all night.

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EDIT
Every time I drink this beer I seem to enjoy it more and more than the previous time. Wow! Troegs, my hats off. Good beer.
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Cheers!

Photo of sprackops
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, poured into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Nearly perfect opaque black in color, revealing only a strip of red at the bottom of the glass when held up to light. This bruiser is topped by a thin yet dense layer of tan head. Impressive.

Smell: Robust aroma of Italian or Vienna roast coffee, cocoa, and marachino cherries. Just a hint of citrus.

Taste: From the first sip a person of sound mind should be able to tell they're dealing with a uniquely complex stout. Bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso, and black currant pop out immediately. Bitter hop characteristics linger on, manifesting on my palate as grapefruit pith and juniper.

Mouthfeel: This is a substantial beer, as any oatmeal stout should be, but it so thoroughly coats areas of the mouth which I'm not entirely sure I knew existed to better distribute the flavor that it's difficult to believe I'm drinking a mere carbonated liquid.

Drinkability/comments: End hyperbole. With a creamy, somewhat oily texture and low carbonation, this is equally suited to slowly sipping all night as it is to forcing down the gullet in copious amounts with the end result of glorious inebriation in mind.

Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Troegs pint glass at 50 degrees.

A - At first, it appears to be dark black...but upon further review, a dark, ruby red hue coats the very deep brown color. Minimal head that left a slight lacing through the duration of my sampling.

S - Rich chocolate aroma with a very strong coffee sidekick. On a sidenote, this is one beer that leaves a powerful aroma in the bottle well after pouring into the glass...a very rich malty-chocolate smell resonates from the bottle long after pouring.

T - Wonderful malty-mocha flavor that finishes with a strong dark chocolate taste. As the chocolatey goodness wears off in time, roasted nut brown quickly succeeds it; a delicious accompaniment to the already rich flavors.

M - Body is very creamy and remains frothy the whole way down, right up until the the warming sensation creeps back up. Little carbonation in the pour, but it becomes more evident upon the first sip. The thick body elongates the wonderful blend of flavors and feels great from start to finish.

D - Despite my never trying Samuel Smith's, I'm putting this as my top Oatmeal Stout. This has it all - a strong start with a beautiful, deep color that leads to a wonderful aroma. It doesn't disappoint as the creamy blend of delicious flavors finishes very strong. I hate for my reviews to be skewed towards PA breweries, but Troegs keeps giving me reasons to buy local!

Thank you Chris and John for another wonderful brew!

Photo of edskirk3
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pours very thick, and very opaque, leaving a creamy tan head. From this wafts an aroma of dark roasted malts. Before even tasting it, it's a feast for the senses. Except touch and taste. And hearing. Well, there's always the sound of an oil-thick beer pouring into a pint glass...

Once tasted, the whole thing is just liquid happiness. This beer is almost thick enough to chew. The flavor from the malts is just right; it's not too burnt and there's just enough roasted pleasure to satisfy the palate. It's like milky, dark chocolate. Very enjoyable. It's so filling, you can only have two in a sitting. That's the worst thing I can say about this beer.

Photo of PartyHatjo
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep black lightening to brownish/red along the top by the head when looked at in sunlight. Head is tan (like the old m&m's not the stupid blue ones) about a half inch thick and lasts for most of the session.

Aroma: Strong maltiness, I'm thinking munich's in here...but not too sure. Herbal/grassy hoppiness has a slight presence, but it is the roasted malts that show up the most.

Taste: Yeah...I'm thinking definitely munich in this brew--provides a strong malt backbone that balances well with chocolate/mocha tones from the roasted malt. Little hop flavor, but what's there is herbal in nature. Flavors meld well and hide the alcohol content

Mouthfeel: Medium/heavy body, with a very good creaminess from the oats.

Drinkability: Tastes so good I wouldn't have issues with finishing a six pack

Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Very, very dark brown brew. I can't see through it when it is held up to a strong light even at the narrowest part of my pint glass. A small half finger mocha brown head that lingers for a while. Thin wavy ring of lacing around the peak of the glass with tiny scattered patches all the way down to the surface.

S - Nuts, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate and toasted cracked wheat. Not amazing, but pleasant.

T - Lightly sweet buttery caramel mocha coffee with a bit of a (rather pleasant) burnt flavor. This tastes really great.

M - Absurdly smooth and creamy, extremely refreshing. I think this may have the best mouthfeel for a beer ever. I may have to go renormalize the rest of my reviews.

D - Outstanding. I could drink glass after glass of this amazing beer. It is so refreshing. I really can't believe it. I would drink this with almost anything. If the pairing didn't work, I'd likely opt to starve and drink the beer. I am an even bigger Troegs fan now that I have tasted this one.

Photo of cliff1066
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.