on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 479   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.

tmohr's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmohr (39) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours dark brown, tan head with considerable lacing. Not much aroma, but the flavor is quite good. Coffee, dark chocolate, slightly bitter. Good stout, and as many have already said, for $5.99 a six-pack, quite the bargain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5796) - 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 (6219) - 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 (340) - 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 (2496) - 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 (1346) - 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 (8331) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4056) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Interesting one, a little swe. NOt so oatmealy but still good shape and fine to enjoy in an evening

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee and grain. Taste of Roasted malt, dark chocolate, with oat and just a bit of coffee. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, thick and creamy with a subtle richness. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2015
From 12oz bottle, from Trader Joe’s, about $1.17 for single bottle, around $6-7 for 6-pack

Aroma: sweetness, not coffee but maybe cream

Appearance: black, somewhat clear, nice tan colored head

Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter

Palate: full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter dry finish

Overall: More chocolate than coffee. Very sweet. Not a bad Oatmeal Stout. Nice body and head. Roasty and malty with some good bits of chocolate in there. Very silky and rich in flavor. Would have liked a little more aroma, but it’s a fine stout. Pretty solid Oatmeal Stout. Good value beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 48

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50