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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Really smell like dark chocolate, rich in flavor a bit of coffee and a light taste of roasted in the end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 bottle. Black (not deep) color with thin tan head. Oats and alcohol aroma. Taste of roasted oats, high carbonation, should add more chocolate in theis beer, ordinary stout. Bière de couleur noir (pas assez opaque a mon goût) avec un mince collet brun. Odeur d’avoine et d’alcool. Goût d’avoine grillé, co2 élevé, goûte pas assez le chocolat, trèes ordinaire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2005
When I poured this out from the 12 oz bottle, the first thing I thought to myself as I smelled this beer is "wow, they’re really trying." The key here is trying. Way too watery and thin to ever be taken seriously as a true stout. The flavor is not bad, but very strong with hints of coffee. So strong, in fact that I have to wonder if the brewer first brewed a batch of coffee and dumped it in for laughs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Aroma:chocolate andtorefaction. Appearance:blakc small head Flavor:Chocolate and tofee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
Chocolate, lightly toasty aroma. Dark brown with tan head that recedes to thin cover. Not quite dark enough or thick enough to my mind. Sweet and malty with pleasant finishing roastiness. Body is light and mouthfeel fairly dry. On tap at the Vermont Brewers Festival.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Bottle: The label claims this is a chocolate oatmeal stout. It pours much too light and clear to a brownish red color. The aroma coming out of the glass smells exactly like a lambic, which leads me to believe that somehow this batch or bottle has been exposed to the air/wild yeast/unwanted micro-organisms. Not a good sign. There is also some chocolate on the nose. Tastes very sour with some cocoa and to give it the benefit of the doubt, some tiny amount of oatmeal. Body is way too thin, very watery, not creamy at all and with none of the sweetness one would expect from the oatmeal. It’s possible I just got a bad bottle, but I see that others have experienced some sourness as well. Steer clear of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
Pours a very dark garnet with a small, off-white head. Aroma is mostly cocoa. Flavor is incredibly sour. You know when you get those peanuts in the shell and you eat the ones that are almost black? Well, that flavor seems to have been a huge influence in the creation of this beer. Somewhat chocolatey with burnt nuts dominating. Some sharp sweetness. Slight hops in the finish. Notes of cigarette ashes. Remarkably light and thin for an oatmeal stout. What the hell is wrong with these people?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bronze/brown in color with a small white head.Nutty and chocolate flavors, more of a brown ale than a stout,this company really baffles me how they are still in business.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Clear brown color with a big bubbled head. Sweet smelling beer with a ringwood taste. Very light and watery. I'm surprised that other people have rated this so highly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Pours a thin dark black with a thick lightly lacing tan head. Rich milk chocolate oatmeal aroma with coffee undertones. Body starts thin and dull with a light mix of sweet and sour but has a pleasant long lasting chocolatey grainy finish. A novel idea for a beer, but it could've been done better.

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