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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Trout River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

114 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 24.5%
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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Reviews by racer2k:
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racer2k

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a pint glass

A: Beer pours a dark brown color producing a thin light tan head which quickly dissipates and creates a small sheen of lacing on my glass.

S: Coffee, fresh oats and toasted dark malt. There is also a hint of chocolate in the smell as well. Nice robust set of flavors.

T: A nice combination of roasted malt, oatmeal and mild dark chocolate. There is also a hint of hop bitterness in the middle but the beer definitely finishes sweet.

M: This is a thin beer for a stout with low carbonation but there is a robust flavor profile.

O: Decent beer which could use a little tuning. I would drink this again for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 22:08:17 | More by racer2k
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2014 23:29:24 | More by Latarnik
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Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -66.4%

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Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

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Maine

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

02-26-2014 16:25:06 | More by jgammoniv
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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Jas45678

Michigan

2.44/5  rDev -18.1%
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 +0.7%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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

Michigan

1.36/5  rDev -54.4%
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 -7.7%

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

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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

1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

06-23-2013 06:14:02 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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New York

3.04/5  rDev +2%
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 +0.7%

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

Michigan

1.6/5  rDev -46.3%
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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New York

2/5  rDev -32.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +34.2%

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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Trout River Brewing Company
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