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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3566) - 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 (9132) - 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 (4867) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3976) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2406) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
This grew on me a bit as I consumed it. At start it seemed a bit too powdery and dry and thin. All that improved as it warmed. Cola, cocoa, coffee nose. Nice full aromas. Palate is just starting towards oily, a fine dark roast balancing this at the back. Fine low carbonation. Appearance is standard dark, low on highlights, spotty lacing. A decent beer and a great value for the quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutgap (42) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle into an English pint,ruby in color small rapidly diminishing light brown head that lacked much lacing at all.Malt aroma was average with notes of chocolate and cola. Medium mouth but a bit thin and lively for an oatmeal stout. Not a bad session stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (1982) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
best before 9/18/14 pours black, thin khaki head. nose of licorice, coffee. taste begins with roasted malt, quick flash to bitterness and astringency. pretty harsh stuff. light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (240) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Dark chocolate brown with a tall tan foamy head that disappeared surprisingly fast. Malty but balanced with a hoppy bite. Hints of chocolate and espresso but everything is slightly overpowered with an earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (602) - Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
For the money, you can’t do a lot better than the store brand beers at Trader Joe’s, and a six-pack of Stockyard Oatmeal Stout is as good as any six-dollar six-pack you’ll find. This beer pours chocolate brown with a crackling, foamy head. There isn’t a lot going on in the nose, but I did pick up on something like espresso. I love oatmeal stouts for their chewy, filling body, but I have to say this one is light and crisp compared to my favorites of the style. In terms of body, this is more like a Guinness or even a Murphy’s Irish stout. The flavor does close with a rich cereal malt, though, and some chocolate. I had a glass of this with a slice of carrot cake and I didn’t have a complaint in the world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (397) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light tan head that fades quickly to very little. Aroma is roast malt, mild oatmeal and a bit of chocolate. Taste is similar; roast malt, slightly earthy bitter hops, oats, bread. Some carbonation, dry finish. A reasonable, but unmemorable, oatmeal stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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