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A deliciously creamy stout in the Irish tradition. This deep, coffee-colored beer has the aroma and flavor of chocolate, roasted oats and coffee with a rich tan head. Specially brewed for Trader Joe’s.

Formerly brewed by Goose Island, late 2010/early 2011 saw this beer’s production move to Gordon Biersch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Best by 02-11-15. Dark brown color with thin lasting head in my Guinness 16 oz. pint glass. Aroma got me excited, dark chocolate, oats and traces of coffee.

I wish the flavor was as good as the aroma. Still has dry roast, oats, chocolate and a weak hint of vanilla. The body is medium and better then I was first guessing. The texture is creamy with a nice velvet mouthfeel. This is actually better than Goose Island " The Muddy" I sampled yesterday. So for the price this is really good and decent drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
This is not really my favorite style but I think Trader Joes and Gordon Biersch did a good job e/ it. A fine head of brown bubbles sits on black liquid here. There is a nice chocolate character to the roasted malt. This is very much on the sweet side for a regular gravity stout and quite sugary, which seems to bring out that chocolate and a bit of a raisin note. It finishes sticky on the tongue w/ just a small touch of bitterness. I prefer my stouts to be much dryer than this but for those who like it a bit sweet, this should hit the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbeerrater (29) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
A great find from Trader Joes at only $5.99 a six pack chocolate, mocha, tobacco, with with a nice mild bitter bite. real nice lacing and readily available as a Trader Joes staple. Tastes like oat stouts which would command a higher price. Its thinner than a lot of Oat stouts but also easier to drink. Probably could squeeze in a few bottles after dinner with no problem which would be hard to do with a oat stout like Samuel Smith. Definitely a beer buyers best buy boycotting big budget brands.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (649) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Dark pour, hints of amber, thin tan head. Nose is coffee powder. Sweet. Middle is dark roasted grain, hint chocolate. Finish is coffee powder again, slightly dry. Better than decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1247) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout has a thick, creamy, frothy, beige head, lots of heavy lacing left on the glass, and a dark brown appearance. The aroma is of dark-roasted, but not burnt, barley malts, sweet chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is of sweet, dark-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and smooth bitterness (chicory). Mouthfeel is medium and creamy (from the oatmeal), and Stockyard Oatmeal Stout finishes powdery and very delicious. Drinkability is quite high. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2609) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
25 may 2014, bottle. Black. Nose is dark chocolate and toasted grains. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Mild dough flavor, lots of dark malt. Decent enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (245) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2014
7........4........8...... 3............15........yummy beer should be rated higher overall...then again i am buzzing and so is the wife....ratings always seem to get higher the later it gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle, dark brown pour with fluffy head, malty roast nose, hints of coffee and chocolate, good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 12oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/10/14 ]
>> Pours clear reddish brown, good webby tan lacing. Nose is anise, butter, mousse, roast, a bit savory. Taste is water, butter, watery, Starbucks style sweetened coffee drink. Palate is watery, thin sweetened coffee, big sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Drinkable, session stout. Pours black without much head or lacing. Some roast and a little dryness from oatmeal. Finishes with medium bitterness. Bottle from trapper joes.

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