Tröegs Oatmeal Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Oatmeal StoutTröegs Oatmeal Stout
212 Ratings
Tröegs Oatmeal StoutTröegs Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 06-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of imasickboy
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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 Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
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 objectivemonkey
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a Guinness glass, pours pretty much solid black, a small light tan head shrinking to a thin film, slight but thick lacing. The aroma is not overly expressive, but a nice combo of darkly roasted malt, ground coffee bean, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate, with the slightest of leafy hop produced by a rough swirl.

The taste is pretty good, more bittersweet chocolate, some bitter, roasted malting, roasted coffee bean, And if I'm actually sensing this, the hop profile seems to switch to a fruitier character, just the slightest citrus squeaking in.

The mouth is pretty solid, good body, nicely carbonated, pretty much a solidly good beer. I'd usually rather have a normal stout, or a double or RIS for that matter, but this is a very good rendition of the style. Much thanks to MuenchenerKindl

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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 drseamus
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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 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 PBRstreetgang
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to FroggyFrog for the sample! Pours very dark red-brown with maroon highlights. Two finger head is dense and tan, holding very well and leaveing specs of lacing. Roast aromas and crystal malt are apparent, with dark chocolate, a whiff of alcohol and dark-roasted coffee in the back ground. The first sip is sweet with dark caramel and molasses, roasted barley flavors emerge soon after, but more subtle than expected. A charred taste and rich esspresso command the semi-dry aftertaste and work with a light herbal hop flavor to balance the slight residual caramel. Light bodied and lightly carbonated, but the smooth and creamy texture produced by the oats give the mouthfeel an illusion of fuller body. Finishes roasty with Java and baker's cocoa flavor accompaning a mild note of alcohol. Somewhat boozey for the style, but packed full of robust flavor and complexity!

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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 beerphan
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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 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 TheBungyo
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nlmartin for this one!

Pours black yet chocolate brown at the edge of the glass. Head is dense and creamy brown. Nose is milk chocolately with a weird scent that brings to mind light struck beers.

Thankfully it doesn't taste skuned light a light struck beer would It's all cocoa, espresso and maybe a hint of black licorice.

Mouth is maybe a tad thin.

I'd definitely drink this again. A pleasure of a stout!

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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to msubulldog25 for this one.

Pours a nice clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice small tan creamy head which leaves quickly, some lacing afterwards. The nose is on the light side, roasted malts, and caramel. The taste is very nice though, sweet/malty, slightly roasty, and some nice caramel thrown in. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty Oatmeal Stout from Troegs, I've enjoyed a few so far and have a few more other's to try real soon.

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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 Alkey
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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 yelterdow
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served at cellar temperature in an imperial pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a dark ruby tinged chestnut hue, while the head explodes to three fingers' thickness with some audible volume. The crown's cafe-con-leche color is soapy and well defined, sticking nicely to the inside of the glass. Thick and stalwart, a bully among oatmeal stouts.

Smell- A hop-forward take on the style, this fresh example offers a resinous, leafy, quite green aroma of hop oils. Secondly, and only after some exposure to air, the roasted coffee notes begin their advancement. I like the hops upfront with this beer.

Taste- Extraordinary balance of all ingredients, beginning with a restrained, yet aggressive display of hops that tease the tastebuds. During the swallow and while exhaling, the incredibly smooth roasted coffee and bitter chocolate notes make their debut... then concede once again to an easy, perfectly finishing hop bite. Between sips and gentle burps, the atmosphere inside the mouth is quiet yet very alert.

Mouthfeel- The texture of this beer in the mouth is stunning and absolutely *perfect*. The effervescence nibbles and pricks the tongue immediately, then it washes over and becomes the most gentle, sublime example of any beer that I can remember. For the style, no other oatmeal stout touches this.

Drinkability- My glass is empty.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from SilentSabre so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color, with a thin brown head that fades a little quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The hearty aroma is of chocolate, coffee, oats and roasted malt.

T: The taste is very creamy and rich with sweet malty flavors of dark chocolate and roasted coffee that remain constant all the way into the after-taste.

M: Extremely smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is quite clean and doesn’t leave the stickiness that many stouts tend to leave behind.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, a little bit filling, this is a beer that is good just sit and chill out with, but it won’t be long before you find yourself killing a sixer.

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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 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 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 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 edskirk3
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pours very thick, and very opaque, leaving a creamy tan head. From this wafts an aroma of dark roasted malts. Before even tasting it, it's a feast for the senses. Except touch and taste. And hearing. Well, there's always the sound of an oil-thick beer pouring into a pint glass...

Once tasted, the whole thing is just liquid happiness. This beer is almost thick enough to chew. The flavor from the malts is just right; it's not too burnt and there's just enough roasted pleasure to satisfy the palate. It's like milky, dark chocolate. Very enjoyable. It's so filling, you can only have two in a sitting. That's the worst thing I can say about this beer.

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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 mjc410
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour into my Fuller's nonic raises a light tan and creamy two finger head that recedes quite slowly, and leaves sudsy lacing. The body is opaque except for the edges, where it is a much lighter ruby. The nose is fairly mild - smelling simply roasted, with some sweetness, and the peculiar , slightly sour aroma that seems to come with oatmeal stouts. The taste is where this beer truly shines, showing slight chocolate notes, coffee, roasted bitterness, all combined in a very smooth package that is truly delightful. The mouth is on the heavier side, with very low carbonation. Overall, a lovely beer that I should have reviewed last year when I bought a case!

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received two bottles in trade with froggyfrog...thanks JE! 12 oz. bottle poured to a pint glass, warmed outside the fridge for about 20 minutes.

A: Deep dark brown pour, nearly opaque, with hints of auburn at the sides. Creamy tan head, 2 fingers high, decent retention. Bits of lace cling at first then disappear with more warming.

S: Malty and sweet. Fragrant chocolate and coffee roasts with a discernable alcohol presence.

T: Lots of chocolate and coffee bean bittersweetness. Malt roast is very dark with a lean toawrds the bitter side. Just a little sweet, with a surprising sour fruit twang. Finish is bittering hops.

M: Rich body and creamy mouthfeel. Medium body and some gentle carbonation in the mouth. Finishes with bitterness but maybe a little thin.

D: A nice Stout with plenty of flavor and decent strength. Seems like it would make a nice pairing with smoky meats or with a chocolate dessert. My first beer from Troegs is a good one...

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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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