Oatmeal Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by stirgy on 06-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 196
Reviews by rdrummer:
Photo of rdrummer
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has turned into one of my favorite stouts. I like the oatmeal style to start, but this one surprised me with a 7% ABV. It pours a very dark, brownish black color with a large tan head and huge lacing.

The aroma is all about roasted malts, coffee, caramel, and some hints of the oatmeal. A very heady aroma. The oats are definitely present in the taste as a roasted malty sweetness overtakes the oat goodness. There are heavy hits of coffee and toffee as the tasting continues. There is a hoppy undertone that adds a slight bitterness.

This is great and thick in the mouth, a full-bodied stout that continues to satisfy even when the third body has been opened.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of blitz134
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black except at the corners of my glass where the slightest bit of red hue can escape. Nice chocolate milk brown head which appears to grip the sides of the glass well leaving some good lacing.

Smell is of chocolate and coffee with hints of a drier oatmeal coming through. Hints of pine hops in the background. Bits of sweet malt as well.

This is an amazing complex tasting beer with all sorts of flavors coming through. Tons of toasted malts and dark chocolate. With secondary flavors of toffee which finish with a slight dryness associated with many oatmeal stouts. A slight bit of hop bitterness in the end as well. I appreciate the hops in his, as I find some stouts to be one sided on the toasted flavors and forget about the other important ingredients. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is thick and full and creamy. Coats the mouth extremely well sticking to everything. Easy to drink but might get a bit heavy feeling after two, but I guess this is a tradeoff that one must face.

Very well done beer, I wish I would have grabbed more than just this single.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm always on a search for the perfect stout, and Troegs Oatmeal Stout has to be pretty high up on the list.

This is a very sweet smelling beer. If its chocolate malts they used, they're really coming through in the scent.

The taste is fabulous. Rich, dark, deep, creamy. Yum. Very satisfying. The mouthfeel follows through with the high standard set by the taste. Carbonation is just right. The beer is not too thin nor chewingly thick. Excellent.

I must have more of this beer. And now. Delicious.

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Photo of sponberg
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep, deep brown with a tan head and a sweet/roast/oat nose that's very appetizing, in a "I want to have my second one now please" way.

Great balance between a fruity/cocoa/coffee malt sweetness and a firm roastiness. The oats are there, but it's not as oily as I'd expect from the nose. Excellent body, not huge, but solid. The finish is exceptional - roasted malt, some dry coffee/cocoa, background sweetness, and oats in nice balance. Dangerously drinkable at 7%, you'd never guess the strength from the flavor. These guys brew some of the most quaffable brews I've had.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Oatmeal Stout pours an opaque black with deep red highlights. It has a thick light brown head that went down to a thin film and collar that laced the glass.

Its aroma is dark roasted malts with some chocolate and oats.

The taste is bitter roasted malts up front, followed by some creamy chocolate and subtle cherry. It ends with a well balanced, sweet and bitter aftertaste. It has a nice, creamy, fairly full-bodied mouthfeel that coats your mouth.

Overall, an excellent stout!

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Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm. An oatmeal stout with a 7% abv. This pours, an opaque, ebony black body, with a one finger tall, tan head that hangs around for several minutes. Sheet and patch lacing adorn the glass.

Nice aroma has chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, walnuts, and a hint of cherry.

Mouthfeel is rich and robust, very coating, with a peppery hops bite.

Excellent stout flavors of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate are augmented by a wonderful walnut nuttiness and a tart cherry presence. This is a very tasty stout. Oatmeal is in the background, and adds a smooth softness to the complexity. The 7% abv is well concealed by the flavor complexities.

This is the best oatmeal stout that I've sampled. Pleasantly complex, and highly recommended. Superb drinkability.

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz amber bottle. No freshness dating. "A rich, robust, creamy, dark stout." $6.99/6 at Carytown Wine and Beer.

Troegs Oatmeal Stout is the second offering from this brewery and I had high hopes for this one after reading some of the reviews. Let's see how this goes.

Poured a nearly opaque dark, inky black in color. Despite the aggressive pour, I was rewarded only with a thin layer of tan-colored lace. Decent attempt at lacing.

Aromas are of a bittersweet, almost smoky chocolate nature. Notes of caramel and malty sweetness fade in and out.

Flavor is coffee-chocolate up front, solid and well-balanced. Finished with a dry, Guinness-like finish. Toasted nut at the very end. Dry, dry finish. Lingering bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied. Thick and creamy sensation.

Drinkability is stellar. 7% ABV. Surely you jest. Excellent finish makes for a real "reacher" (i.e. I kept reaching for the glass for another sip). I could drink this all winter. Dry aftertaste and full flavor makes for a another solid offering from this brewery.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Black with nice brown highlights. There was a nice brown head that actually stayed around with nice lacing.

Smell - Major notes of roasted malt with minor notes of sweet bread, chocolate, some dark fruit, and oatmeal grains.

Taste - Nice sweet malt and some bready oatmeal grains is nice backbone for some cocoa, dark fruits. There is a nice presence of hops to balance some sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Rich and creamy with nice lingering flavors.

Drinkability - This is a nice easy to drink with rich flavors.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Melchizedek
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque ebony, with a nice tan head that falls soon into a lasting cap.

Smell is rather like chocolate milk with caramel or butterscotch flavoring - very sweet and rich. In the mouth, roasted flavor takes over, though the dextrins (I think) assert themselves quickly and keep things sugary. Mouthfeel is medium for style, maybe even a touch thin; alcohol ties things together but isn't really noticeable itself.

This, I'd say, is a very solid example of the style. Nothing incredible about it that I can see, but its lightness among stouts makes it one I could have a few of in a row despite a sweetness I'd usually not enjoy so much.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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!!

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Photo of asabreed
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of BillyB
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Mpenders
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tempest
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of cliff1066
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beerluvr
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beaut pours a nice tan head, settling to a creamy layer of foam over nearly opaque black liquid. Smooth oats and coffee/chocolate in the nose, some fruitiness, some hoppiness also. Taste is nicely roasted maltiness tempered by a silky-smooth wave of oatiness along with yeast fruitiness and nice, nice chocolate tones...great mouthfeel at the warmer end of the temperature spectrum. Finishes rich and tasty with just a bit of dryness. The touted 7% alcohol is barely noted at all. A superbly crafted stout just made for drinking on a cold Winter's night.

A big "Hell Yeah" to Jarod for the sample!

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Photo of silver0rlead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black, with no light shining through and a creamy tan colored head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is black strap molasses, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and a light piney hops smell. The taste is like oatmeal, bittersweet chocolate, big coffee flavor, blackstrap molasses and finishes with a lightly hoppy and roasted malt bitterness. The beer is lightly carbonated and extremely smooth and creamy (even for an oatmeal stout) and the alcohol is hidden quite well. One of the best oatmeal stouts I've had; complex, tasty, very drinkable and extremely smooth...an excellent stout period.

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Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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