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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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196 Reviews
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Reviews: 196
Hads: 212
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 12
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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 06-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 196 | Hads: 212
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottles

Pours a coal black with a creamy tan head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma of roasted malts and oatmeal with a nice hop smell that presents itself as it warms.

Roasted malts and oatmelt with a slight cocoa taste greet you upfront. This leads into a nice herbal hop flavor and bitterness that really complimets the roasted flavors. It finishes roasty and quite dry.

Medium body, creamy texture.

Another spot-on beer for Troegs. Full of flavor and easy to drink, this beer is a yearly "must have". (535 characters)

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tröegs- Oatmeal Stout

Appearance- dark brown almost black with a thick sticky tan head. Lacing down the entire glass.
Smell- Like a fresh baked oatmeal cookie.
Taste- roasted cofee hops with oatmeal grain. Slight biter cocoa.
Mouthfeel- heavily carbonated at first but settling down mid way through.

Overall- A nice smelling and tasting Stout. Made me burp alot but otherwise this was good!! (402 characters)

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

The color is pitch black. Opaque, with a thin wispy tan foam head.

Aromas of coffee, chocolate, toffee, roasty, toasty.

Taste was smooth, rich and robust. Coffee, toffee, caramel.

Mouthfeel was grainy and full bodied. Chewy, not a lot of alcohol taste.

Overall pretty drinkable. (291 characters)

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours very dark guiness like creamy light tan head. looks very tempting for stout lovers like me.Has a roasted coffee smell even an oaty smell.Tasted burnt,coffee like, malty.Kind of chewey mouthfeel very nice malty mouthfeel real clean crisp finish. Very nice balance of hops and malts in the finish good sharp hop finish.Very refreshing for a stout. A must try. (363 characters)

Photo of egajdzis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brown color, not opaque with a small tan head that left nice lacing. Had a roasted hop aroma that also had some chocolate included there. It had tastes of chocolate, coffee, some hops and roasted malts and a creamy mouthfeel. Hops were very noticable in this one, and I like hops! (289 characters)

Photo of shbobdb
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

AAAaaaah.

Nothing like a nice rich Oatmeal Stout in a nice air conditioned apartment on a hot day in summer.

It pours a nice black. I have trouble seeing through it in a Koelsch stange! That is dark.

The taste is a wonderful mixture of roasted malts and vanilla. The oats contribute to a wonderfully thick, chewy mouthfeel. Yeah, it is pretty nice. I could see enjoying this one on a cool fall day, just as it is about to transition into winter.

Ahhh. What a wonder! Thanks Muenchenerkindl. Another winner from Troeegs! (531 characters)

Photo of SilentSabre
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The oatmeal stout has long since been one of my favourites. This offering frm Tröegs is no exception. It poured nearly black with a slightly off-white foamy head that vanished in just a few seconds. Tilting the glass yields some decent lacing, even though I typically don't put much stock in lacing. The smell is chocolate, malt, and oatmeal. I always love an oatmeal stout that you can actually smell the oatmeal in. The taste is delicious with plenty of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. I can detect very little hops. This is a bit sweet up front, finishing quite dry. Mouthfeel is smooth, although, with a touch too much carbonation for my taste. Overall, I am very pleased with this one. Too bad the only way I'll get it is through trading for it or driving several hours. (792 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 UncleFlip
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and black in the glass. Edges are ruby to peach. Head is tan, uneven, and leaves a nice, thick wet lace.

Aroma is mainly yeast and dark molasses. There's sme roasty notes here, and a little bit of hops as well.

Flavour is deep and rich roasty malt, a little woody. There's a nice thin bitterness at the end, but not much I would really identify as full-on hop flavour.

Liquid is thick, but not too heavy- and the carbonation s higher than I would really like.

It's not a bad brew at all. I rather enjoyed this one, even though there were just one or two minor things that didn't quite totally agree with me.

Be well
-UF (640 characters)

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

This beer poured a dark black. Just a hint of light comes through around the edges. There was a tan head that receded rather quickly. The smell is of roasted grain. The taste is of oatmeal and is a little sharper than others of the style. It is somewhat bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth. I could drink these again. Near the top for the style. (341 characters)

Photo of Vancer
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coal black pour, but only a fizzy tan head that quickly died. Nice toasty malted coffee and chocolate in the aroma. The coffee/choc notes were somewhat thin in the quaff, still a fairly sharp cut of them. Smidgen thin in the body, I like my Oatys to have a bit more substance – but in summary, this one was a good drinker, even at the 7%abv, which surprised me.

Another salud!, to BeerBeing. (395 characters)

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pt glass. The head is, ah gee no head just a little tan lacing. The color a very dark brown almost opaque, a ruby red hue as it is held to the light.

Smell is of deep roasted malt topped by alcohol a fruity yeast is also in play.

Taste is of dark roasted malt with a coffee note or two. Also there is a slight stale alcohol scent that just hovers around.

Mouthfeel is about average. Full body, nice carbonation with a slight bitter bite.

Drinkability is ok. No serious offenses. But not the best Oatmeal Stout either. Some better stuff is out there.

Prost! MK (607 characters)

Photo of Lnedrive14
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another in a string of mediocre oatmeal stouts. Pours an opaque black with a big, thich, cream colored head. Smells fairly bland - some bittersweet chocolate and oatmeal. Taste is very strong of oatmeal and black coffee - no hint of the sweetness which rounds this type of brew out and for this reason it was one dimensional and less than exhilerating. (356 characters)

Photo of Westsidethreat
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Huge pillowy roasted marshmallow head with semi tight bubbles. This head should be with us for a while. Deep dark brown, jacobean stain body. Frothy rings of lace act as a turnstile to count my every sip.

Smell: Sweet and malty aroma. Mild coffee and lactose undertones.

Taste: Very earthy, loads of oatmeal in this beer. Lots of coffee and roasted grains in the finish. Very dry, this is like an oatmeal and irish stout hybrid. The roasted grains really stay with you. This certainly isn't a thirst quenching beer.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth beer. Nice creamy texture.

Drinkability: This beer is really growing on me. I like this beer. (658 characters)

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

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The bottle's also around 2 1/2 years old, so I recently threw my last few left from the case in the fridge. And here's a sampling of one.

Appearance: A dark dark amber which you can see with a little bit of light shining through the body. the mocha-colored head fades fairly quickly, with faint bits of lace around. Could be the inside of the glass also, though.

Smell: Oatmeal sweetness, slightly roasted malt, faint hops, some coffee / mocha characteristics, and some dark fruit like cherries or berries. Also some maple and vanilla. Very nice overall.

Taste: Everything comes through very well. The dark fruit stays on the palate, which I love, as it also goes well with the combined roasted malt and slight coffee that's coming through. The hops are also present and seem to curb the possible sweetness. Finishes fruity until the hops get a hold of you, and they harmoniously balance each other by the end.

Mouthfeel: Not as thick as it looks. Rather it's very full but also lighter at the same time. For the feeling of the fullness I guess it also seems like it's very easy to consume. Carbonation levels are right on; any more or any less and it could be detrimental.

Drinkability: I think age has helped everything meld and mellow a bit. I'm glad I had a case of this, and I think it's one of the best examples as far as domestic American styles go. Troegs continues to impress me. (1,439 characters)

Photo of nriech
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
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. (387 characters)

Photo of Foxman
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It came to me an almost featureless dense brown, maybe even black, but for some light-driven mahogany at the margins. A finger of light tan head ebbed soon to a pithy vellum. A small measure of fine lacing graced the inside of the glass.

The aroma was a bit thinner than I anticipated, but I could note the bittersweet earthiness of roasted malt, along with dark chocolate, weak coffee, some sloe fruit, and the merest dry glint of oats.

Upon sipping, a glut of flavor kicked off with the sweetness of roasted malt, accompanied by dark chocolate and burnt sugar bitterness. This segued into a hop-driven bitterness that provided a further transition into caramel and biscuit notes, followed soon by a dusty oatmeal character that began lightly sweet then dried quenchingly to a earthy tanginess. A dark black coffee bitterness lingered plesantly at the finish. The flavor was wonderfully full and complex, but never a chore.

Medium bodied, the slickness of the malt coats, but is offset artfully by the dry oatmeal and bitter hops to leave a fine memory.

It looks pretty, and smells nice, but my word, the flavor is a burst of dark, down to earth, yet enjoyably zesty flavor elements. It's quenching, refreshing, and full and filling all at the same time. I'll confess, I am a fan of the style, but until this one I'd never had anything that compared to the Samuel Smith standard. Well, this is blissfully drinkable and thick with great flavor , and I can't think of many better traits to have. For whatever reason, this is the first time I've had it. Rest assured, I'll be having it again, very soon. (1,617 characters)

Photo of SethB2
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Beer pours deep brown, near black with a very small head despite an aggressive pour. Lacing could be best described by using a very technical term. It's "OK". Smells bready and sweet with a little chocolate maltyness peaking through. I like it. Taste is much the same. A sweetness comes first, followed a nice tart taste that follows through the finish. It has a bready flavor going on too, but that help balance it a bit. Mouthfeel, is full and nice. I wouldn't have a problem inserting this into my regular rotation. (562 characters)

Photo of wcudwight
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours into my imperial pint glass a black with dark brown hues. Chocolate colored head that disapates rather quickly. I don't know what it is with Troegs beers. All of the ones I've tried had rather weak heads. But they're tasty and that's what counts.
Smell is of dark chocolate and weak coffee. Also a hint of plum. This beer makes up for the mildness in appearance and aroma, with a bold in your face taste. Deep dark roasted malts up front gives it a very strong black coffee flavor. Taste like raw coffee beans. Also a bit of chocolate flavor mixed in, but the coffee definately dominates.
This beer goes back to the mildness in the mouthfeel. With such a bold flavor I would expect more of a thick chewy motor oil like mouthfeel, but it's just not there.
This is a very drinkable beer, because it's just so damn tasty. (828 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 warriorsoul
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bleedingshrimp for this one...of of the rare Troeg beers I have not tried.
Pitch black in color with no light passing thru...a full finger and a half of cocoa-colored head...wastes away gradually and leaves some real attractive lacing...coats the side of the glass completely.
Decent in the nose...some robust coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of vanilla.
The taste is where this brew truly shines...so much going on for such a regular offering. Huge dark chocolate flavor with the malt definitely winning out the battle with its counterpart, hops.
A nice addition of oatmeal, sweet up front and slightly bitter in the finish...the sweetness remains with you and even gives way to just a hint of alcohol.
Enjoying at room temperature and is very easy to consume...mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. The carbonation is just right to give this one a very nice texture.
Another solid offering...so consistent it is silly. (937 characters)

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, no freshness dating evident.

A - dark, dark brown, almost black. Gives up red hues when up against a light. Head is lightly tan, sandy colored. Some lacing, but not a ton.

S - not a ton of aroma here. Roasted malt dominates. Toasty, roasty, coffee smells. A little biscuity.

T - tart, tangy hops at first, followed by deep roast, coffee. Rich, malty, coffee flavors. Some astringent, grainy bitterness in the aftertaste. A little bit of grassy hop flavor in there. No acetaldehyde.

M - medium bodied, not all that thick. Some tingly carbonation. Kind of missing that silkiness you'd expect from an oatmeal stout, ala Sam Smith's.

D - very tasty brew, very drinkable straight stout. Not really what I was expecting or hoping for though. Maybe I'm unfairly comparing it to Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout. (841 characters)

Photo of nlmartin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a very pleasing black. The head was tall and proud off creamed coffee coloration. The head was shortly lived. The lacing was a ring of foam on the glass. The beer appears very creamy.

Smell: The beer has a very nice floral piney hoppyness. Dark roasted coffee with choco-maltyness is outstanding.

Taste: This beer is dam near perfect in regards to taste: There is an abundant dark roasted coffee combined with shreds of semi sweet chocolate. The bittering of the hops holds the beer together in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: The beer appears to be creamy as all get out. Appearances are a bit deceiving in regards to the creamyness. The beer is medium bodied. The alcohol is well covered up in the taste.

Drinkability: This is a very good beer. The beer almost borders on greatness. The alcohol is covered up in both the taste and the smell. I enjoyed this beer totally and look forward to more. (970 characters)

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

Bottle Pours black with a creamy lasting brown-red head, which produces good lacing. Has a deep malty aroma of chocolate. Has a full body with a thick texture. Has an average carbonation with a good bitter finish. Has a good duration. Good stout flavor. This is a very tasty stout. (281 characters)

Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (1,005 characters)

Tröegs Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.