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Trout River Chocolate Oatmeal Stout



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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This is a dark, deliciously roasty brew with hints of chocolate in both flavor and aroma. This stout is velevety smooth with a dry, roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with a quickly gone head. Aroma is fairly mild of lightly roasted malts. Slightly bitter flavor, light bodied for a oatmel stout. Not your typical stout but definitley drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is not impressive, with a bit of chocolate, roasted malt, and oats, but nothing strong. Flavor is also pretty weak- mostly bitter due to the oats, with nothing much to balance that out or give it a good name. Palate was quite thin. Not a great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Smells of chocolate. Pours dark dark brown with fast fading head. Taste has a bit of chocolate with a distinctive bitterness that I’ll attribute to oats.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 15, 2009
On tap, Eli Cannon’s. Pours jet black with little head. Palate is quite thin, surprising and alarming for an oatmeal stout. Flavors are dark chocolate, the essence of coffee, and some metallic flavor. Overall, I just wasn’t into this beer. The carbonation was low, with accentuated the wateriness of the palate, and the flavors weren’t much better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2009
From Brattleboro Food Co-Op. Dark brown body with fuzzy head. Not much taste to it, watery, and then a partly chocolate, partly sour flavour kicks in. Light-bodied and not well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
This beer tastes very watered-down and slightly sour. It reminds me of a poorly-executed homebrew more than any professional beer I’ve ever had. This brewery really needs to spend more time on the development process and hire some better brewers, because frankly they’re not going to be very successful if they keep releasing beers like this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Not impressed with this one. Cannot remember the specifics other than being dissapointed. Actually liked their River Red better for what it was.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of ClockworkOrange poured into a pint glass. Pours dark, dark brown with a small off-white head that lingers as a ring for a while leaving no lacing. The aroma is pretty strong with lactose, chocolate and some roasted coffee. The dark malts are also very evident in the nose, but it is overall an unappetizing smell. The taste is pretty bland for a stout with dark malts and faint hints of coffee and chocolate. Not a lot going on in the taste honestly. The mouthfeel is watery for a stout and lacks the body to be much better than an average beer. Overall, I was not overly impressed with this beer but being some light-bodied did make it drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle thanks to John. Deep dark brown pour, nearly black, with tan head. Looks and smells promising... not-too-sweet chocolate and oatmeal on the nose and a little bit of nuttiness. Hits up with strong metallic and cola notes on the palate though. Just kind of weird. Way over-carbonated. Hard to drink for that reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted and burnt malts, creme, and some oats. Poured dark black/brown in color with a small, fizzy, brown head that disappeared immediately. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of acid, balsamic vinegar, roasted malts, chocolate, oats, and cream. Light to medium body. Watery, thin texture. Lively carbonation. Roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate finish.

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