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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Reviews: 196
Hads: 212
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 06-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice oatmeal stout. Perhaps not as excellent as Samuel Smith's, but different mostly in the bitter US oats. Rich like a bit of cocoa and coffee and dark and creamy. Hops on top added to experience of drink. Nice before a good lunch. Good spring drink when its still wet cold. (275 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark color with a nice tan head that descends to a 1/4 inch and leaves splashy lacing

Smell: Roasted malt, baker's chocolate and, dare I say it, some oatmeal

Taste: Mellow coffee and chocolate tones are joined, mid-palate, by some bitterness in the back of the mouth; on the finish, the coffee flavors re-assert themselves

Mouthfeel: Just a touch shy of thick bodied with modest carbonation

Drinkability: While I would like to see a bit more body, this is an eminently drinkable stout; very tasty

Thanks, BeerBeing (544 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with ruby highlights. It isn't a complete black hole like with some stouts, but it isn't a lightweight in the appearance department either. The lid is light brown, large, thick and soft. It persists nicely and leaves multiple concentric rings of lace down the glass.

The nose is classic for the style: dark roasted malts with a lot of dark chocolate. Hops are present as well, to a greater degree than in many oatmeal stouts. The flavor profile is a combination of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and ground coffee beans. No one of those elements stands head and shoulders above the rest. Rather, they work together harmoniously.

Hop flavor isn't appreciated, but their bitterness is. The beer starts off on the sweet side, then becomes drier as the finish approaches. The mouthfeel is reasonably full and rich and is also powdery, almost chalky. It isn't off-putting, just different.

Troegs Oatmeal Stout is quality all the way. It's well-balanced, tasty and nicely drinkable. (992 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

sent to me as a novelty extra as i love older and retired beers, i was glad to see another one holding up well

completely opaque liquid coming forward in front of me. Rich dark brown notes, with a good sized head of maybe an inch in height coming over the top of it. Nice settling left behind a thin layer and a good amount of side glass lace.

The aroma was your typical oatmeal stout, though a touch more bitter then what I was expecting. Nice notes of lactose, chocolate and vinous hops. Some light grain notes as well in the finish. Rich, though not terribly filling. Lots of burnt and roasted malt flavors in here. Not as sweet as the aroma would have led me to believe it would have been, still though very solid in both bitterness and malt profile. little thin but no oxidation and i think it help up nicely. (816 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another real good PA micro,pours a pitch black color with a medium sticky head,aroma of milk chocolate prevails.The taste is of chocolate and of marshmellow with a slight lingering dryness.A soft easy drinking stout,highly enjoyable.Troegs in my opinion is the best micro in PA,just my opinion. (294 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I wish I had a tale of ribaldry or something to share. I do not.

Appearance: Pours out a dark (near black) brown and topped with a towering, foamy brown head.

Smell: Mild aroma that comes and goes but delivers scents of espresso and bittersweet chocolate.

Taste: Largely roasty, with flavors of dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, and a lactose sweetness. Prolonged dry, roasted bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Smooth, though slightly thinner than expected.

Drinkability: Nicely done, but not the most thrilling stout available. (550 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very, very dark brown... black! Opaque except for minimal glints of brown along the upper and lower edges of the glass. The tiny bubbled and creamy deep tan head holds OK but drops to a thin surface covering and standard collar. A swirl of the glass will bring it back up; only to see it thin again. However, there is some nice spotty lacing. The aroma is quite roasty and somewhat caramelish with some minor hoppiness in the background. The body is medium and quite creamy with a fine and gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with an underlying fruitiness and a rich malt that includes notes of caramel and baker's chocolate. The fruitiness becomes a little sharper as it crosses the palate, but some lightly cocao-ish notes also appear. It finishes semi-dry at first with some bittersweet chocolate character before a coffee-like roastiness, some light acidity, and a lingering gentle bitterness appear to dry things out. Fairly unique. Well balanced. Worth trying. (968 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from SilentSabre so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color, with a thin brown head that fades a little quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The hearty aroma is of chocolate, coffee, oats and roasted malt.

T: The taste is very creamy and rich with sweet malty flavors of dark chocolate and roasted coffee that remain constant all the way into the after-taste.

M: Extremely smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is quite clean and doesn’t leave the stickiness that many stouts tend to leave behind.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, a little bit filling, this is a beer that is good just sit and chill out with, but it won’t be long before you find yourself killing a sixer. (853 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cool into a Guinness pint glass.
A - Deep walnut brown w/ garnet highlights and a thin 1 finger band of tan. The head is made up of very compact bubbles that leave a thick ring of lace.

S - Fruity and intense w/ a coffee-like roastiness, minor dark bread notes and a whiff of chocolate, but an estery ale scent is the dominant odor.

M - Full, rich, dry and roasted feel that borders on creamy and burnt simultaneously with a very faint bitterness from malt and hops.

T - The taste is deeply roasted w/ a burnt taste like French roast coffee. Very smooth tastes of caramel and dark sugar with charred malt and creamy tastes w/ the fullness of oatmeal. The sweetness is restrained, but still there hanging in the background w/ a slightly piney hop taste. The nutty dryness is in full effect sometimes chalky w/ a similar flavor to lightly burned popcorn. The taste goes from sweet to dark coffee w/ a dry finish making you come back for more.

D - A good oatmeal stout w/ a crisp slightly burnt taste. Nice hops and mouthfeel except for a tinge too much of char in the malt. Basically well balanced and quaffable.

2nd review bottle tasted 6-29-09
4 - A, 4 - S, 4-M , 3.5-T, 4.5-D
A - Deep walnut brown w/ a beige cap of about 1 1/2 fingers light lacing collects and the beer appears mostly opaque as the head is rocky

S - Roasty coffee and notes of roasted nuts blend w/ light sweet esters

M - Roasty yet sweet w/ spice from hops and roast that lingers after the finish. Full feel chewy and balance malt w/ spice from hops

T - A nice smooth flavor surprising how rich after two years in the bottle, but a sweet note is overpowered slightly by the roasted barley a full bitter accent from the pine flavored hops which balances the sweet and roasted elements of the malt

D - A very tasty oatmeal w/ slightly less creamy qualities than others but one of the best I have had, full of flavor w/ very balanced, less sweet and complexity from dark roasted malt and american hops (1,984 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours deep ruby brown almost black ruby highlights come through when held up to the light, nice thicket of creamy textured tan head even rings of lacing appeasing appearance here. Aroma: Mild fruity tones tucked beneath massive layers of cream, chocolate, and robust coffee tones what a nice oatmeal stout we have here. Taste: A bitter dry mix between the rich creaminess and dark roasted slighty bitter malts, not as sweet as most oatmeal stouts out there finishes a bit dry, but either way this is one great tasting seasonal from Troegs. Mouthfeel: Creamy fuller bodied mouthfeel, even carbonation what a nice fluffy mouthfeel oatmeal gets the body where I like it not syrupy but fuller and more textured. Drinkability: I wonder if this is produced in kegs I would mind finding it on tap somewhere excellent seasonal stout, incredibly drinkable. (859 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very black in color, this stout, but not so much that reddish streaks can't peek through here and there, and it sits under a huge head, tannish brown, crumbling like an oatmeal cookie, leaving lace.
Time to smell 'er....ah! Richly roasty, redolent with maplish tinges, molasses, anise, bittersweet espresso tones, but well-rounded, pleasant and smooth.
As for the taste, smoothness again, rich and, yes, delicious. For those who favor flavor. Thick, substantial malt, chocolatey, with just a touch of hoppiness. Works for me. Thoroughly tasty, rings the palate with deep, dark, roasty flavor...tastes great, what can I say? Full-bodied, long, chocolatey finish. Very nice oatmeal stout, top notch...wish I had a few more around... (733 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black with slight dark brown highlights when held up to the light. The thick tan head slowly descends to half its original size and holds on. Plenty of lace rings are left on the side of the glass.

The smell is of dark malt, sweet bread and oatmeal grains.

Bready grains and dark, sweet malt intermingle upfront. Dark fruit and a splash of cocoa come through quickly to add to the robust richness. A generous supply of fruity, chewy hops makes this one less sweet than typical of the style. But, it works very well in this case, as the sweetness does linger, but does not become cloying. Also, the fruitiness balances very well with the cocoa and grainy, oatmealy malt.

It thins a hair, but remains creamy and wonderfully smooth. The flavors hang on despite just a tad too much carbonated water.

Complex, yet not overly so. The flavors are rich. It's easy to drink and very enjoyable! (909 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a creamy black and chocolate malt scent that also boasts of roasted and crystal malts. It has a dry oatmeal feel with a roasted malty sweetness. The taste is good. It has a very smooth and creamy malt flavor that is rich and easy drinking. It has a sweet caramel and chocolate malt taste along with a roasted black malt finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine oatmeal stout. It's incredibly smooth and malty with a nice creamy feel; a good drinker. (636 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

02/01/08- Received as a gift from BA member Talisker.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info on the label. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- Deep brown pour with a larger bubbled off white thick one inch plus head. Lacing is evident from small chunks and lave trails.

Smell- Lots of sweetness from chocolate malt, a touch of coffee grounds and a base of mildly burnt caramel malt.

Taste- All the flavors a good oatmeal stout should have. Deep roasted malted taste with a batch of mid-dark chocolate to back it up. Mild coffee notes hidden beneath the chocolate. Rich and caramely. Mild hops finish it off.

Mouthfeel- To carbonated to be a a perfect stout, but not off the chart. Mild bitter chocolaty-hop aftertaste. A bit creamy as well.

Drinkability- Very nice oatmeal stout here. Would have this again in a heartbeat. (840 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured to an almost black color with a perfect looking caramel colored head. The aroma was strong with roasted malts and coffee dominating. Very full bodied, this oatmeal stout has a wonderfully complex flavor of sweetness & bitterness mixed with strong coffee tones and oats. Nice dry finish on the tongue, with the roasted malts lasting long after swallowing. The glass developed nice lacing as the beer was consumed. Carbonation was perfect. One of the best oatmeal stouts I have had, and extremely drinkable. (512 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
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. (697 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating. Pours black with a limited head of tiny bubbles, leaves some lacing. Nose of roasted malt and some breadyness. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Decent mouthfeel, coating and smooth. Flavor is dominated by a nice layer of roasted Malt.Also some dark chocolate and toffe notes, perhaps some vanilla for added complexity. Some dryness in the finish balances this tasty stout out nicely. (425 characters)

Photo of tempest
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A pretty beer, but it can't hold a head. Smells of chocolate and oats. Rich flavor of dry cocoa, roasted oats, and dark wild fruit like blackberries. Definately one of the better oatmeal stouts I've had. Overall it drinks very smoothly, I sure was surprised to see this is a 7% beer. Damn.

Thanks to JohnnyM2002 for this beer. (329 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black with a tan head that leaves some lacing on the way down the glass. Aroma is malty with some caramel and coffee mixed together with a little fruit. Taste is a creamy coffee with some fruits and a citrus hop bite at the end. Medium body and mouthfeel. Very easy drinker, I could not notice the alcohol. Great brew, I hope its not really retired because I'd love to enjoy this again. (400 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one appears blackest of the black. The one inch beige head looks really nice bouncing atop this black beauty.
Smells like deep roasted cofee & malt. Borderline burnt aroma is still appealing. Perhaps a bit of sweet spiciness as well.
Tastes terrific. The milky brew tastes like dark and bitter chocolates mixed with a dark brewed coffee and caramel. The hops are present during the sip of this. Nails you on the way down too. I just really enjoy this one. Really creamy and full bodied. There's not a whole lot to dislike about something like this. Hides the alcohol pretty well too.

Finger licking good! (617 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a inky black body and a thin light tan head that last a bit then turns to a ring around the edge.

S- The smell of dark coffee and deep roasted grains with a slight bitterness to the grain. There is a faint earthiness to the dry aroma.

T- This beer has a deep earthy dark roasted grain flavor with a hint of espresso bean. There is a very faint tartness in the finish that is otherwise pretty neutral. As it warms the hint of hops comes through in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a bit of a slippery texture. No alcohol warmth or astringency.

D- This is a good stout with nice rich malts flavors but it would be nice to see a bit more depth in the finish. It was very smooth to drink and it didn't taste hot. (804 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is a strong coffee. Starts with a strong/burnt coffee flavor and finishes on a slightly bitter note but not a bad oatmeal stout. $1.55 for a 12 oz bottle; found at the Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg, VA. (344 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The ale is black in color with a small ring of white head. The stout laces very nicely as it is consumed.

S: The stout has a heavy roasted malt aroma that is paired nicely with a bit of lactose-like oat sweetness.

T: The stout has a slightly bitter, coffee-like taste on first sip, clearly establishing the roasted malts. As the bitterness starts to fade, an oatmeal sweetness begins to emerge, giving the stout a deeper flavor that borders on chewy. The sweetness is replaced in the finish by a drier, almost irish stout quality.

M: There is a lot going on in this beer, giving the palate many different flavors to enjoy.

D: Very drinkable, this stout is even better on tap. As it is now available at the brewery, I highly recommend it. (744 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to msubulldog25 for this one.

Pours a nice clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice small tan creamy head which leaves quickly, some lacing afterwards. The nose is on the light side, roasted malts, and caramel. The taste is very nice though, sweet/malty, slightly roasty, and some nice caramel thrown in. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty Oatmeal Stout from Troegs, I've enjoyed a few so far and have a few more other's to try real soon. (478 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a 6-pack purchased at Norm's, Vienna, VA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" light brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head is dense and long-lasting, with heavy foamy lacing. Aroma is deeply grainy, strongly of the oats, with coffee and chocolate malts to hearten it up. Taste follows the nose, and as advertised, is stronly of oats and dark malts. Just what I was looking for. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. A definite possibilty for a session, if this wasn't one of the last ones I had left... (557 characters)

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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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