Tröegs Oatmeal Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Oatmeal StoutTröegs Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
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
Photo of Benlovesbeernow
2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of TheBigParade
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of veggiemafia
3.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served from the cask at Fathead's.

Came to the table with next to no head, not even much evidence of head. Very black though, and what bubbles there were were dark tan.

Smell is really good, lots of espresso, dark dark chocolate, good spine of hops and roasty bitterness.

Taste is not very much like the smell at all. Very woody, with a bigger hop presence and an unpleasant astringency that really stuck to the back of my tongue and almost made me pucker while I was making my way through this one. Before that set in though, it was a good beer with a nice oatmeal/malty character.

I don't think this was the best beer to have on cask, as instead of the kind of lush creaminess you get with a lot of beers, I just felt that this one felt very heavy, and very flat. I'm not saying this was Troegs fault, but this is not a good beer for serving in casks, I don't think. It felt like it had set out overnight.

I'll have this again either from a tap or bottle and edit my mouthfeel score because I don't think this is fair to the brewer, but I wanted to get my thoughts down.

Because of the mouthfeel I didn't really want another one of these.

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Photo of cooncat
3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle, poured into a 15 oz. tumbler at near room temperature.

The pour produced a prodigious dark tan head, which holds up fairly well. A swirl of the glass produces nice lacing.
Aroma is a smoky chocolate smell, a little on the light side. The taste has the same smoky, chocolate characteristics. The sweet maltiness is very evident, yet there is a hint of hop bitterness. They are well balanced. I find this brew very similar to Goose Island's Oatmeal Stout. Because the mouthfeel is not overtly heavy, one could enjoy several of these brews. While I wouldn't call it a session beer, one could easily enjoy more than one.

Definitely worth a try, especially if you are into Stouts.


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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black in the glass with a thin ivory head. Lots of lacing. Smells grainy and creamy, hints of sweet coffee.

Taste is grainy and robust. Bitingly bitter followed by a creamy sweetness from the oatmeal. Long roasty aftertaste. Mouth is very carbonated which masks alot of the creaminess and roasty flavor which is a shame. A bit less carbonation and this beer would be a great one. As it is it's an above average and quite drinkable oatmeal stout.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is so much like Guinness it's not funny. It's a little better than Guinness though, in that the coffee taste was stronger and that the appearance was better too. It was stouty, that's for sure, but no real oatmealishness there, like most. It lacks in some areas that other compensate for, but overall it's quite enjoyable.

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Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of wesblount
3.51/5  rDev -15.2%
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 jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is a strong coffee. Starts with a strong/burnt coffee flavor and finishes on a slightly bitter note but not a bad oatmeal stout. $1.55 for a 12 oz bottle; found at the Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg, VA.

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Photo of CharlieMopps
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
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 drinknewbelgium
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
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 phisig137
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black, with tints of brown around the edges, and a two finger head. Good retention gives way to nice lacing.

Aroma is slightly alcoholic, with scents of toasted grain, and a little solvent. Touch of coffee is also present.

Flavor is enjoyable. big time chocoalte flavors, with roasted grain to back it up. Not astringent or hoppy, but a clean finish that doesn't seem to linger. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout...especially an oatmeal one. Drinkability is great.

One of the beers that I don't rush back to from Troegs. Most of thier brews are great, but this one just doesn't do it for me. I think it has a lot of potential, and a few recipe tweaks could make it exceptional. But for now, this is just OK. Worth the money, and worth trying, but not something that I buy consistently.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
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 Gusler
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour as dark as a moonless night, the head chocolate brown, but dissiapates in the blink of an eye, the lace chumpy. Nose is sweet, light chocolate and coffee tones, earthy hints also noticed. Front is sweetly malt, the top is midlin, the finish is minimally carbonated, peacefully hopped, semi dry, and a quite decent beer. It will never replace Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout in my heart, but quite a nice beer none the less. Ranks #510 on my current 1000 beer master list.

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Photo of pavandal
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours black into my pint glass with a 1/4 inch head. Head is very creamy, looks as if I could pluck it right off of the top of the pint. It almost looks like, and I know this is a strange comparison, a pudding skin. Lacing cascaded down the glass as I enjoyed, leaving rings around the glass as it was devoured.

Smell is full of roasted malt. I got some of the thick head on my nose as I smelled it, meaning that I had my nose very close to the glass and couldn't detect that much of a smell.

One of the better stoudts I've tasted. Being that this is the first oatmeal stoudt that I've had, I don't know what the standards are for this style, but I taste a strong espresso at the front of the beer, followed by the smooth oatmeal and finishing with a light chocolate aftertaste. Alchohol is very well masked in this. Delicious is what I'd say.

Feels heavy in the mouth, and I wouldn't have to many because it would fill you up. Although heavy, it's very smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, opaque, with mahogany translucent edging.
A firm, tan head rose to a half inch with an aggresive pour, and quickly receded to a placid surface. A few errant dots of lacework and a ring around the edge of the glass was all that remained.
Aromatics are subdued, but the oats and chocolate are still evident.
Slightly biscuity and bready, with powdered dark chocolate and granola.
Mouthfeel is faded and heading for flatsville. Not quite full bodied and lacking enough viscosity to seem thinnish.
The pallet is fairly middle of the road, with a decent enough mix of
bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and some mild coffee grounds. Bitterness is right on, and balances nicely with the residuals.
Finishes slightly bitter with a fading Coca-Cola note and some faint warmth.

This particular bottle was picked up about a year ago, and I'm sure it would be superior if fresh. This one's a yawner though.

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Photo of bmills1608
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Oatmeal stout, the meal in a glass. This big fella was basically black. A solid dark color impenetrable to light, I held it directly against a lamp and no light could pass through except the outer edges that shown through with an almost purple glow. Head was a lumpy medium brown, somewhat frothy and smallish in size and faded to a small film in minutes. On the nose was explosive scents of dark bitter chocolate and espresso. A real full blown nose.

Taste was profoundly rich, chocolatey with a roasted bitterness foundation. There were lots of bitter chocolate malts and nice molasses character adding to the complexity. In the middle palate was a flash of creamy milk sweetness, almost syrupy sweet but then that got blindsided and utterly destroyed by another wave of pure bitterness and even a twinge of aluminum that cut through fast and was gone. Mouthfeel was a gem. Smooth velvet. Carbonation was medium and a little tight.

Troegs is one of my favorite breweries. Pennsylvania's long brewing tradition is kept alive an kicking by brewers like Troegs. I think these guys really craft their beer well. You can really taste the quality and care they put in and it shines through in their beer. Another solid as a rock Troeg offering.

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Photo of joeskirkie
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I can't find any freshness information on this bottle, at least none that I can translate. But I know that when I bought this bottle, it was winter.

So now it's May and into the pint glass it goes. (a nonic pint if your concerned)

Color? Forget about it, completely opaque black, tan head which is ok.

To me it smells of chocolate... and basically just malts. It's pretty good.

I get a sweet lightly chocolaty taste with a slight bitter finish. It's a good unexpected bitterness and it's overall very balanced.

It's medium to full bodied, and very filling. Not my idea of a long session but quite satisfying.

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Photo of Lnedrive14
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of Vancer
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of HopheadEd
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a huge, billowy head that slowly fades with moderate lace.Slight aroma of chocolate and coffee, with a slight smoke smell. Slightly noticable smoke in the taste. Lingering finish with a slight hop character. A good Stout, that got better as it warmed.

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Photo of IceAce
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce bottle with no visible dating method

Pours black as ink with my aggressiveness resulting in a 1/2 finger of medium tan foam. Nose is expresso, toffee, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate.

Entry is punctuated with spiky carbonation which thins the mouthfeel. Midtaste is dominated by roasted flavors of all types...burnt toast, carmalized bread, and coffee. The finish begins with a sharp hop bite and a slow lazy river raft trip thru a robust dark expresso river.

Many thanks to Secret Santa froggyfrog for showing the love!

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Photo of RedwoodGeorge
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a to a dark brown with an almost nonexistent thin tan head; even a vigorous pour couldn't coax much foam out of this puppy. No lacing and no collar whilst drinking.

The nose is interesting with notes of currant, vanilla and coffee but it's all rather restrained. Taste is spot on for a stout - deep molasses notes, espresso and roasted grains predominate. There's a bit of a sweet note in the background and a good sharp hop finish to dry things out.

While the body is a bit lacking in terms of carbonation the oats brings a wonderful degree of smoothness. Moderately bitter finish between the burnt grain and the bitter hops. Light vanilla aftertaste.

It's a good oatmeal stout but lacks a bit of complexity I'd look for in an outstanding brew. I'd certainly drink one again but it's not likely I'd seek one out...

[yet another Tröegs sent by mntlover - it's nice to get the opportunity to try this PA brew out on the Left Coast]

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Photo of barflybastard
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of egajdzis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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!

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