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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2008
pours with a tan brown head that dissipates too quickly. Clarity is fine and the color has a nice burgundy undertone. Aroma is low with a hint of chocolate an no hop aroma. Flavor is more of chocolate malt than of roasted barley with a good solid flavor of oats. Very little character from the yeast, but does have a nice touch of acidity. Light mouthfeel. All in all,it isn’t a great beer, but its mild character, drinkability, and price would make it a good choice to add to a cooler full of brews at a casual get together.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. It pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is a bit acidic with heavy dark malts. A little coffee-like with some buttered toffee and nuts .The flavor is full bodied and very creamy on the palate. Lots of dark malts with heavy roast in the finish. Overall, it has more of a toasted malt profile except for the finish which borders on burnt. I’m not getting the acidity I picked up in the aroma, which is a good thing in my book. A bit of a simplistic beer, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4688) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgil68 (18) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffbot (355) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2539) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1385) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8463) - 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.

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