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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Sweet creamy nose, roasted malt, and oats. Coffee, dark chocolate, graham cracker, and a bit of dark fruit. The flavor is sweet and creamy as well. Notes of graham cracker, coffee, and dark chocolate. Hints of dark fruit, plenty of roasted malt, and a light bitterness on the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2057) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutgap (17) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lawman834 (210) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
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 overpowered with and earthiness that borders on unpleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (486) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (286) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (162) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Slightly smoky flavor with notes of malted milk balls and chocolate. Pours dark brown with a very thin head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chadski4 (70) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Weak head with no lacing. Very nice creamy palate. Distinct coffee and chocolate flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (473) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a dark opaque black with a smallish tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is malt and coffee. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is a nice combination of dark roasted malt, coffee, a hint of chocolate with a slightly dry finish. A well down stout that pairs well with brats and burgers on the grill.


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