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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2573) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Picked this up in the single bottle section at Trader Joes for a buck. Completly black pour slight off white head. faint aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor dominated by smoke with a touch of coffee and chocolate. A little thin but not too thin for a stout. Good, not great. Wasnt expecting much but did beat my expectations. But well worth the price.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4663) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Pours like oil. SMells like oatmeal and tastes even more so. An oatmeal stout that delivers on its namesake.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgil68 (16) - - SEP 2, 2016
Ruby black pour with thin tan head silky mouth feel and roasty aroma with some coffee burnt chocolate nice rich bitter and taste and bit of hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
12oz bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts some chocolate dark fruit and a little smoke. Taste is more of the dark roast chocolate malt sweetness and a fruit note.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6321) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3rd June 2016, 12oz bottle into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip. Looked fine, black with a lasting tanned head. Over roasted oats and malts give the aroma and taste some dark chocolate and ground coffee flavours. Nothing too exciting but nothing wrong with it either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffbot (350) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
Drank from the bottle. Smell is bitter oatmeal, malt, and leathery. Taste follows. A decently balanced, not too sweet or pungent beer. Great for the price

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Trader Joe’s brand beer. It’s an Oatmeal Stout with an label that suggests an old Irish tradition.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pretty smooth. Slightly on the tobacco side. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1364) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s. Black color topped by a large foamy tan head. Rich roast malt nose has buttery notes. Sweet roasted malt flavor has notes of dark fruit and coffee. Midtaste brings dark cherries, oats and cocoa. finish is chewy and has a sticky mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle from TJs. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A nice roast and dark fruit nose. The flavor is pretty good; a big metallic strong roast, cocoa, some dark grainy oats. Dark fruit flavored tobacco.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4099) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Interesting one, a little swe. NOt so oatmealy but still good shape and fine to enjoy in an evening


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