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:
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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 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 orfeu
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic, this Oatmeal Stout was rather noisy in its fizzing, with large, short-lived bubbles in the foam. Not really any head at all; sort of disappointing. Vanilla aromas lay about over a darker roasted cocoa-and-coffee scent. Nice, big bitter roasted malts form the basis of the flavor profile. This foundation is complemented by vanilla and milk chocolate notes as well as a pleasantly bracing mineral-earth flavor that weaves in and out from midsip to the off-dry finish. Oaty sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. Carbonation seems a bit high, mitigating the silky texture I feel trying to form. Medium body; mouthfeel is somewhat underwhelming, generally speaking. A good, solid oatmeal stout. Perhaps not as wonderful as I'd hoped, but certainly a fine effort from Troegs here. Many thanks to nriech for the trade!

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Photo of bennetj17
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, almost black in color, with ruby hues. Foam is dark tan, about 1/4 inch high, and fades to a nice crust leaving spotty lace. The nose is very roasty, with light notes of black cherry, chocolate, and espresso. To me it has an aroma more like an American Double Stout. The flavor is very dry and roasted, with a more unsweetened coffee taste. The finish leaves a fair bitterness which rides well on the tongue. The thickness is moderate, not viscous, leaning toward watery smoothness like an oatmeal stout often does. Medium strong carbonation.

This was an excellent Oatmeal Stout, strong, bitter, and not annoyingly sweet. I wish I had more but at least I got to try it. Thanks to OldSock for throwing in this extra with our recent trade...

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

With stout season approaching, Troegs makes a great transition stout. Not too light and not too overdone, this is just right.

She pours kinda thick and black, same way I like my ladies, ya feel me? Decent tan head with a little lacing.

Aroma is restrained and a little steely with a roasted bitter chocolate character. Taste follows suit with an initial blast of roasted barley, followed by chocolate sweetness, finished with some dryness supplied by the hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit too thin, but this brew remains eminently drinkable. Great beer for when you want a break from the Imperial Stout palate assaults.

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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 AndoBrew
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*did not mind it would not buy it*

App: not such a hottie. kinda dirty brown can see through it a tad, lil ole head that is kinda hangin in there.

smell: clean w/ a lil booze, touch of ?spicy chocolate?? a mild nose on it none the less that does not offend or inspire.

tatse: dry chocolate and a touch of coffee up front then watery then soy and roasty black malts on the finish. the finish gains strength as I drink it, it is smooth and nice. develops a nice richness in the mouth as it goes. just enough sweets not to bitter, this is nice.

mf: touch watery but good all around.

drinkable?: YES!! it sure is now isnt it.

nice mild stout. cheers

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

Troegs Oatmeal Stout: 12 Oz. Bottle

A: Poured into a pint glass. Extremely dark brown in color with slight amber hues around the edges and bottom of the glass. Tan head pours one finger thick then rapidly dissipates into slight lacing aroung the edges of the glass.

S: Strong smells of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Slight sweet smell of oats.

T: The initial taste is of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. A caramel malt presense is followed by a slight hop bite with a roasted nut finish. Sweet, sticky oatmeal rounds out with the aftertaste. Alcohol is well disguised.

M: Thick and creamy just the way a good firm stout should be. A crisp carbination satisfies the tongue and the back of the throat. A slight bitter and warming finish.

D: From start to finish Troegs Oatmeal Stout is a treat. This is one of the better oatmeal stouts that I have tried along with Stoudt's Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout. At 7% ABV this is way to easy to drink and is a perfect brew to savor with the dropping temperatures of the fall season.

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Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
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 akorsak
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The ale is black in color with a small ring of white head. The stout laces very nicely as it is consumed.

S: The stout has a heavy roasted malt aroma that is paired nicely with a bit of lactose-like oat sweetness.

T: The stout has a slightly bitter, coffee-like taste on first sip, clearly establishing the roasted malts. As the bitterness starts to fade, an oatmeal sweetness begins to emerge, giving the stout a deeper flavor that borders on chewy. The sweetness is replaced in the finish by a drier, almost irish stout quality.

M: There is a lot going on in this beer, giving the palate many different flavors to enjoy.

D: Very drinkable, this stout is even better on tap. As it is now available at the brewery, I highly recommend it.

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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 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 jazzflap
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: very dark brown with a small tan head that disappeared pretty quickly. some lacing

s: coffee with some choclate oats and citrus

t: very mild has a coffee and dark choclate taste followed by some hop bitterness. bitterness and coffe taste linger for a bit.

M: very smooth and thick..

d: very drinkable soo smooth and mild tasting they could go down pretty easily wouldn't think that it's 7%ABV.

over all a fine stout that is easy to drink.

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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 EStreet20
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, 20 ounce nonic.

A - A nice cascading pour forms up to a nearly black brew with brown and ruby highlights on the edges. A thick tan head sits atop and stays around leaving some lacing on the glass.

S - Some nice sweet chocolate malt smells along with tiny fruity notes that stick out the tiniest bit.

T - A nice roasty stout that has a tiny bit of sweetness. Some bitterness backs it all up nicely with a coffee like flavor.

M - The nice, dense feel from the oats complements the coffee flavors nicely. Excellent full bodied feel.

D - A nice, drinkable full bodied stout with the 7% ABV well hidden

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Photo of jwc215
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black with slight dark brown highlights when held up to the light. The thick tan head slowly descends to half its original size and holds on. Plenty of lace rings are left on the side of the glass.

The smell is of dark malt, sweet bread and oatmeal grains.

Bready grains and dark, sweet malt intermingle upfront. Dark fruit and a splash of cocoa come through quickly to add to the robust richness. A generous supply of fruity, chewy hops makes this one less sweet than typical of the style. But, it works very well in this case, as the sweetness does linger, but does not become cloying. Also, the fruitiness balances very well with the cocoa and grainy, oatmealy malt.

It thins a hair, but remains creamy and wonderfully smooth. The flavors hang on despite just a tad too much carbonated water.

Complex, yet not overly so. The flavors are rich. It's easy to drink and very enjoyable!

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

Very dark, nearly black, with a fluffy dark tan head. As the foam recedes, clumpy lacing was left behind. Good retention even though it settles a bit shortly after the pour. Malty aroma with roasted coffee, sweet caramel, and faint green, grassy hops. Mild bitterness with a rich malt character, balanced roast with a bit of burnt acidity. Notes of chocolate and caramel are evident, along with light hops in the finish. There's also a light breadiness as it warms. Smooth, creamy texture with carbonation a little higher than expected, but still well integrated with fine bubbles. Dry finish. There's just a hint of alcohol warmth at the end as well. This was really tasty - an oatmeal stout that I'd definitely pick up again.

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

12oz. bottles

Pours a coal black with a creamy tan head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma of roasted malts and oatmeal with a nice hop smell that presents itself as it warms.

Roasted malts and oatmelt with a slight cocoa taste greet you upfront. This leads into a nice herbal hop flavor and bitterness that really complimets the roasted flavors. It finishes roasty and quite dry.

Medium body, creamy texture.

Another spot-on beer for Troegs. Full of flavor and easy to drink, this beer is a yearly "must have".

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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 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 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 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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Photo of shbobdb
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Nothing like a nice rich Oatmeal Stout in a nice air conditioned apartment on a hot day in summer.

It pours a nice black. I have trouble seeing through it in a Koelsch stange! That is dark.

The taste is a wonderful mixture of roasted malts and vanilla. The oats contribute to a wonderfully thick, chewy mouthfeel. Yeah, it is pretty nice. I could see enjoying this one on a cool fall day, just as it is about to transition into winter.

Ahhh. What a wonder! Thanks Muenchenerkindl. Another winner from Troeegs!

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

The oatmeal stout has long since been one of my favourites. This offering frm Tröegs is no exception. It poured nearly black with a slightly off-white foamy head that vanished in just a few seconds. Tilting the glass yields some decent lacing, even though I typically don't put much stock in lacing. The smell is chocolate, malt, and oatmeal. I always love an oatmeal stout that you can actually smell the oatmeal in. The taste is delicious with plenty of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. I can detect very little hops. This is a bit sweet up front, finishing quite dry. Mouthfeel is smooth, although, with a touch too much carbonation for my taste. Overall, I am very pleased with this one. Too bad the only way I'll get it is through trading for it or driving several hours.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I wish I had a tale of ribaldry or something to share. I do not.

Appearance: Pours out a dark (near black) brown and topped with a towering, foamy brown head.

Smell: Mild aroma that comes and goes but delivers scents of espresso and bittersweet chocolate.

Taste: Largely roasty, with flavors of dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, and a lactose sweetness. Prolonged dry, roasted bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Smooth, though slightly thinner than expected.

Drinkability: Nicely done, but not the most thrilling stout available.

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Photo of UncleFlip
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and black in the glass. Edges are ruby to peach. Head is tan, uneven, and leaves a nice, thick wet lace.

Aroma is mainly yeast and dark molasses. There's sme roasty notes here, and a little bit of hops as well.

Flavour is deep and rich roasty malt, a little woody. There's a nice thin bitterness at the end, but not much I would really identify as full-on hop flavour.

Liquid is thick, but not too heavy- and the carbonation s higher than I would really like.

It's not a bad brew at all. I rather enjoyed this one, even though there were just one or two minor things that didn't quite totally agree with me.

Be well

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Tröegs Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 212 ratings
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