RATINGS: 474   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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3.3
Rex_Remes (262) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - NOV 9, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: soft chocolate, oatmeal, celery, beans APPEARANCE: dark dark brown, almost black, opaque, dark coffee head, oily, lingers TASTE: coffee, cream, hint of vanilla, moderately bitter chocolate, light cookie dough PALATE: soft, medium body, not ultra rich, a little creaminess, smooth/slick with a touch of lingering bitterness. OVERALL: a good beer but just an average stout, smooth and drinkable, nice coffee/chocoate notes but otherwise a bit simple. Would make a good starter stout for someone juat getting into heavier beers.

3.2
Soupordean (97) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2017
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Dark black. Foamy tan head. Creamy. Mild chocolate. Not sweet. Really, this is a 3.35? This is a decent, not a 4, but a decent sweet stout.

4.1
nickel (1236) - UKRAINE - AUG 17, 2017
Aroma: intensive nose of caramel, roasted malt, wood and grape Taste: mild and balanced roasted malt with caramel, oats and hints of grass. Creamy body. Great brew

4.6
sdhunter (10) - - JUL 13, 2017
Excellent beer from Trader Joe's. Will definitely buy again, if I can find it. Dark stout. Smooth after taste. Glad it was suggested by a Trader Joe's manager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
bergstaden (3180) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2017
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes as well - Roasted malt body with some notes of coffee and chocolate with bitterness - The roasted malt and some nice bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

3.4
Zymurgeist2 (2364) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 19, 2017
From bottle to glass. Creamy roast aroma. Brown with light brown highlights. Taste is roast and cream. Not bad.

2.8
mrjaxson (618) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Far more lactose-based than oatmeal-based, to me at least, with a thinner-than-expected body and bittersweet chocolate taste. Poured to an uncommonly huge head with a lot of carbonation. Just OK.

3.2
joeneugs (6372) - 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.

3.9
kidmartinek (5007) - 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.


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