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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Trout River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

115 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 25.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trout River Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark, deliciously roasty brew with hints of chocolate in flavor and aroma. Velvety smooth with a dry, roasted finish. Once a seasonal brew, it's now available all year for our loyal Stout customers!

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-16-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.08/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date, hmm odd purple label. Frothy stout like head that stays around a while, very dark brown colour with noticeable sediment particles floating around.

Mildly acrid burnt aroma, smell of charcoal and powdered carob.

Thin slick smoothness on the tongue, mildly acidic roasted twang with a thinnish malt body and flavour. Hops are light and get lost in the mix, earthy flavour burst middle to end with charred wood and yeast. Faint hints of a watery dark chocolate are a distant echo in the drying finish.

The brew has no gusto, where is the body and where is the flavour? You can tell the oats are there but with the off flavours nothing really comes through correctly. A far cry from a stout let alone a chocolate oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2002 18:33:45 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Nice deep & dark coloured brown beer with mohogany edges and a tan cream head that settles to a thin creamy lace.

Smell: Slightly acrid with some chocolate and roasted in the nose.

Taste: Even medium bodied with a coarse mouthfeel. A very acrid and roasted beer with hickory, light chocolate malts and some hop bitterness making up the majority of the flavours. Malt flavour / sweetness is low. Finish is a bit dry with an unpleasant after taste.

Notes: A bland beer with little depth. Way too roasted and unbalanced as a result. The name builds an expectation that the beer never lives up to. Thin, lackluster and "why?" comes to mind after drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2002 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Hrodebert

Michigan

1/5  rDev -66.2%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +1.4%

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1/5  rDev -66.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -24%

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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-26-2014 15:33:36 | More by ScaryEd
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4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev +1.4%

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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +1.4%

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Jas45678

Michigan

2.44/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle into snifter

A: pours a dark brown with a small tan head

S: a little chocolate and tart cherries

T: sour, small hints of chocolate and oatmeal but pretty much nonexistent

M: heavily carbonated and kinda thin

O: you should pass on this one, not even close to a chocolate oatmeal stout

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 01:08:41 | More by Jas45678
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2013 15:56:35 | More by Varkias41
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-26-2013 04:36:36 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Brionna

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

08-13-2013 00:53:09 | More by Brionna
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sneakymagician

Michigan

1.36/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Looks like a brown ale, not a stout. Smells like some toxic chemical that I'm trying to recall. Tasted like fruit juice and piss, with a chemical aftertaste.

I spat out what I could, but it was enough to give me a headache within minutes.

Maybe, if enough people return this crap to where they bought it, they'll stop making it. THIS IS NOT A STOUT!!! I'll never buy anything from Trout River again. I think there were cleaning chemicals in this batch!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 11:39:07 | More by sneakymagician
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

07-19-2013 18:58:58 | More by Pillowburn
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-07-2013 01:44:25 | More by morrowd3
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Kerrie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-02-2013 02:32:15 | More by Kerrie
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -40.9%

06-23-2013 06:14:02 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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metter98

New York

3.04/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color (black when viewed from quite some distance) and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense beige head that died down a bit but never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate are present in the nose along with notes of roasted malts.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of chocolate and hints of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat thin and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a lot lighter in body compared to other oatmeal stouts and doesn't have any smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:05:19 | More by metter98
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2013 07:27:32 | More by Kelp
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hackmann

Michigan

1.6/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: has the consistency of a lager as I am pouring it into my glass. Black body with a half finger light tan head that leaves a spot of lacing here or there.

Aroma: oh no, sour, sour mash, sour apple mash, nothing else

Flavors: do I really want to drink this. No, but in the name of science I’ll do it. Yes, it is … sour! Sour Stout cool. But, the is a chocolate oatmeal stout and I was in the mood for a really good one.

Mouthfeel: lively carbonation, a sparkling wine like carbonation during the first half, thin on flavors, no depth, just sour, light tartness on the aftertaste

To the Point: no chocolate, no oatmeal or grains, no stout,

I think it is a cool sour stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:58:47 | More by hackmann
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2/5  rDev -32.4%

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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Trout River Brewing Company
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