GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ 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.
solidfunk (4774) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RobertDale (3913) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jb (2370) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
stoutgap (40) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
lawman834 (238) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Darwenus (590) - Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
scotchzombie (390) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
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Stuedmaster (294) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good, solid stout from Trader Joe’s, nothing fancy. I wouldn’t consider it a sweet stout, it’s actually a dry Irish oatmeal stout. I didn’t know that JosephBrau was part of Gordon Biersch, this used to be made by Goose Island a few years ago. Nice appearance, dark brown nearly black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted grain, coffee, and earth. Nice balance of sweet and bitter, slightly sour. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.