Oatmeal Stout
Tröegs Brewing Company

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.93%
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
212
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  12
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Reviews by sprackops:
Photo of sprackops
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, poured into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Nearly perfect opaque black in color, revealing only a strip of red at the bottom of the glass when held up to light. This bruiser is topped by a thin yet dense layer of tan head. Impressive.

Smell: Robust aroma of Italian or Vienna roast coffee, cocoa, and marachino cherries. Just a hint of citrus.

Taste: From the first sip a person of sound mind should be able to tell they're dealing with a uniquely complex stout. Bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso, and black currant pop out immediately. Bitter hop characteristics linger on, manifesting on my palate as grapefruit pith and juniper.

Mouthfeel: This is a substantial beer, as any oatmeal stout should be, but it so thoroughly coats areas of the mouth which I'm not entirely sure I knew existed to better distribute the flavor that it's difficult to believe I'm drinking a mere carbonated liquid.

Drinkability/comments: End hyperbole. With a creamy, somewhat oily texture and low carbonation, this is equally suited to slowly sipping all night as it is to forcing down the gullet in copious amounts with the end result of glorious inebriation in mind.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Let's see how this one is doing. My last sixer is now one lighter. 12 ounce'er bottled on 8/17/06 and poured into my Ithaca shaker glass. The stout appears a translucent dark brown color with at least two fingers of dense ecru colored foam. The head settles to a half inch thick ring within a few minutes, leaving behind a thin lace on my glass as I sip my way to the bottom. Smells and tastes of sweet caramel, milk chocolate, medium roasted grain, toasty brown bread, more caramel, still a noticeable amount of bitter grassy hops. Dark chocolate, mocha, and sweet dates come forward as the stout warms. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for an oatmeal stout, but there is still an ample amount of carbonation. Overall, a very nice beer that needs to be brought back into rotation.

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Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Troegs pint glass at 50 degrees.

A - At first, it appears to be dark black...but upon further review, a dark, ruby red hue coats the very deep brown color. Minimal head that left a slight lacing through the duration of my sampling.

S - Rich chocolate aroma with a very strong coffee sidekick. On a sidenote, this is one beer that leaves a powerful aroma in the bottle well after pouring into the glass...a very rich malty-chocolate smell resonates from the bottle long after pouring.

T - Wonderful malty-mocha flavor that finishes with a strong dark chocolate taste. As the chocolatey goodness wears off in time, roasted nut brown quickly succeeds it; a delicious accompaniment to the already rich flavors.

M - Body is very creamy and remains frothy the whole way down, right up until the the warming sensation creeps back up. Little carbonation in the pour, but it becomes more evident upon the first sip. The thick body elongates the wonderful blend of flavors and feels great from start to finish.

D - Despite my never trying Samuel Smith's, I'm putting this as my top Oatmeal Stout. This has it all - a strong start with a beautiful, deep color that leads to a wonderful aroma. It doesn't disappoint as the creamy blend of delicious flavors finishes very strong. I hate for my reviews to be skewed towards PA breweries, but Troegs keeps giving me reasons to buy local!

Thank you Chris and John for another wonderful brew!

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Photo of jaxon53
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

first time having a troegs brew. served chilled in a pint glass from a bottle.poured a deep jet black with about a half inch of tan head. had almost a burnt , chocolate aromaand roasted malts. had the same kind of taste but seemed a little thin in the mouth. the troegs oatmeal stout was very drinkable , and a beer i wouldn't mind drinking again. overall: B+.

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Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of warriorsoul, thanks again!

Beer pours a dark flat black color with a tan head.

Aromas are subtle, of sweet milk chocolate, oats, dark sugars, and roasted malts.

Taste is dry, mineral like, a bit bitter, with a hint of dark cocoa. There is a clean and crisp oat flavor, and a hint of cola. Nice flavors, a bit lighter than a lot of other oatmeal stouts I have tried though.

Mouthfeel is ok, a bit thin for the style in my opinion though.

Drinkability is quite good. Not a lot of huge flavors or aromas, but this is tasty enough, and really easy to sip. I glad a got a chance to try this.

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Photo of laintringulis
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in a pubglass.
Pours a bark brown mahogany color with large dark beige head that lasts throughout drinking. Nice large lacing.

Smells mainly of roasted coffee with caramel/butterscotch malts. Light chocolate and floral hop smell.

Taste like medium roasted coffee with caramel malts. Dry powdery bitter chocolate taste and faint floral hops. Vague smokiness up underneath the roastiness.

Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Supreme creaminess to the mouthfeel. Finishes with a pleasant coffee bitterness.

This stuff is too easy to drink. Smooth, creamy, get me more. I'm going to be sad when my parent leave PA.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of leftmindedrighty
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Troegs pint glass

Smell is very oatmeal-ly. Sweet, malty, and full of an oats and hops bitterness.

Taste is fantastic, very thick in a good way. It washes the tastebuds with that sweet oatmeal/chocolate taste. Yet this brew is not thick enough to fill you up, makes for a great session beer. Big hop profile also, more than average bitterness keeps the brew interesting, sip after sip.

If you like Porters and Stouts, or are thinking of cutting your teeth on Oatmeal Stouts, give this one a shot, if you can find it. This is my favorite from the Troegs lineup and I always buy enough to last me all year.

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Photo of beerphan
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Troegs Case Review

12oz bottle -> nonic
freshest by: 2.17.07 (printed on the case)
bottled on: 8.16.06 (screened on the bottles)

The cap explodes off the bottle. Pours mostly black with some deep brown at the edges. A thick mocho head hangs around as a thin blanket and leaves spiderwebs and rings of crusty sticky lace.

When first purchased, (oct i believe) the nose was dominated by citrus hops with a sour green apple scent the most pronounced. Today the citrus hops remain, but green apple is gone. Picking up some roasted chocolate malts behind the hop.

The flavor is much more balanced today, then when first purchased. The hops have receded slightly to give way to chocolate, and roasted oats. Bitterness remains refreshing for the style. Any signs of the green apple from earlier is gone. Balanced, full flavored, and balanced.

The mouth is thinner than expected. Bordering on creamy and watery the only drawback is i'd like a little more body.

A great oatmeal stout, a definite annual purchase. I enjoyed trying this fresh fresh fresh, than trying again 6 months later. The case says freshest by: Feb. 17, i'd say best after Feb 17th.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.12/5  rDev -1%
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 CharlieMopps
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: One finger of foaming head, adequate retention. Dark black body with a deep mahogany hue around the edges.

S: A clean smell with a malty profile, very subdued. A bready and somewhat hoppy aroma is also barely present.

T: A bit of hop bitterness with malt and oatmeal characteristics dominating. Slightly metallic and watery on the palate, but the coffee-like roasted undertones are enjoyable.

M: Appropriate carbonation and a somewhat creamy stout feel in the middle makes it full-bodied between the intro and finish.

D: I could go for another, not a bad beer by any means, but was honestly a little let down by this one.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
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

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Photo of drinknewbelgium
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

black in color smells of roasted barley and coffe tastes of coffee with sweetness hints of hoppiness prevalent feels kind of thin but finishes nicely i could have a few of these

nothing to write home about but i could take a few of these something to get for you troegs fans for a nice seasonal

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Photo of ffejherb
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2006 bottle, courtesy of Deuane. Poured into shaker pint glass on 9/23/08. Giddyup!

A - Black body with hazelnut accents and thin, creamy tan head that receded into patchy film and spotty lacing.

S - Roasted malts and plenty of chocolate in the nose with just a touch of black licorice and toasted oats and grains.

T - Lots of dark chocolate flavor, flaked oats, caramel malt and some earthy bitterness. This drinks like a milkshake!

M - Smooth, creamy texture with pretty lively carbonation for an oatmeal stout. Luscious, velvety mouthfeel, yet chewy and quite thick. Finish is bittersweet on the palate.

D - What a nice blast from the past! This has aged well and it is still as good as I remember it. Big thanks to Deuane for parting with one of these gems so I could review it.

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Photo of Alkey
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured a very dark brown/black with tan head and nice lacing. Smells sweet fruit and rich dark malt. Taste has robust flavors of dark roasted malts some oatmeal and a hint of a sweet rasin taste. Feels rich and creamy in the mouth. A very good stout that is easy to drink with lots of flavors.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured in a 16 ounce tumbler.
My first impression upon pouring was the lack of a nice head. Also after pouring what head was there did not last long. The beer itsself was a rich dark color. Smell was not strong but hinted at coffee, though very lightweight coffee. Taste was average to me. While it was nothing to jump and scream about, it was not awful either. For an oatmeal stout I would expect more sweetness, yet there was almost a bitter after taste.

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Photo of drseamus
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decided to pour this into a chalice and take my time. It has a black body with ruby notes at the edges. Initially it had a thick caramel colored head but it fell quickly leaving only patches of head. The aroma is filled with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. This beer is extremely smooth with a good thick body. The flavor is very chocolaty and finishes with a bit of bitterness. There is a bit of caramel in there as well. This has decent drinkability but it's a bit high in the ABV and the flavor is a bit too cocoa-ish to drink a bunch of.

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Photo of wesblount
3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice black color with a thick, creamy, quarter inch head

S: Roasted oats smell. A bit of a metallic smell, probably due to bottling

T: Roasted oats taste with a hint of a chocolate/mocha

M: Smooth, but leaves a bit of flem afterwards

D: I've had this many times and would recommend to a stout drinker, at least to try

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to limesmut for another good one.

Poured this one into a nonic.

My first Troegs brew ever, let the games begin. Pours an absolute black, nothing more, nothing less. Very nice two finger dark khaki colored head that takes a while to die down to a half finger throughout the rest of the tasting. Sticks all over the place, it aint lettin' go. First smell I get is dark chocolate then follows the smooth caramel malt with a nice hint of toasted oatmel. Taste is so sweet and coffee like. Ends with a rich nutty malt flavoring. Mouthfeel is medium with no carbonation. Very creamy in the mouth. Definitely enjoyed this as my first Troegs beer, look forward to everything else they have to offer coughcough*nuggetnectar*coughcough

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of imasickboy
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a thick, really dark brownish black. Much darker than the bottle itself. Very dense, tan head, with no dissipation. The final drops from te bottle beaded on top of the head, sitting there for a minute before seeping through. Very cool!

Strong malt aroma, coffee primarily, with a hint of caramel. No hop aroma.

Thick and bitter in the mouth. Almost chewable.

Tastes of bitter molasses, chocolate, and strongly of coffee. Aftertaste is the same.

Left a picture perfect lacing.

Drinking just one made me feel fat. Good beer, but not really for me.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BillyB
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 212 ratings