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RATINGS: 472   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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ksacdonovan (2) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007 does not count
I discovered this beer at my local Trader Joes. It is not the typical stout, the coffee overtones and smooth taste make it a very drinkable beer- almost to the point where I must pound down two in short time because it is so delicious. Definately my favorite beer with Sierra Nevada Pale ale in second. I have also recently enjoyed Blue Moon.

4.6
jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Dark black pour. Very light and crisp oatmeal stout. It’s just tasty. Not the heartiest stout I’ve had, but this one is worth drinking. Rated 3/21/04

4.6
gbeerrater (29) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
A great find from Trader Joes at only $5.99 a six pack chocolate, mocha, tobacco, with with a nice mild bitter bite. real nice lacing and readily available as a Trader Joes staple. Tastes like oat stouts which would command a higher price. Its thinner than a lot of Oat stouts but also easier to drink. Probably could squeeze in a few bottles after dinner with no problem which would be hard to do with a oat stout like Samuel Smith. Definitely a beer buyers best buy boycotting big budget brands.

4.6
snick222 (2) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
I was surprised that I like this beer as much as I did. It seemed to get everything right, great flavor, great balance, and a real smooth feel as you drink

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

4.5
ronaldtheriot (1978) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout has a thick, creamy, frothy, beige head, lots of heavy lacing left on the glass, and a dark brown appearance. The aroma is of dark-roasted, but not burnt, barley malts, sweet chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is of sweet, dark-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and smooth bitterness (chicory). Mouthfeel is medium and creamy (from the oatmeal), and Stockyard Oatmeal Stout finishes powdery and very delicious. Drinkability is quite high. RJT

4.4
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Quite a good beer. I like Oatmeal Stouts as a rule and this is no exception/ A really good flavor of chocolate and coffe are prevelent. A bit hoppy which does not work for this style. Overall worthy and cheap so why not try it?

4.4
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

4.2
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Deeply brown and red to the eye. Malt, coffee, sugarcane and maple on the nose, with a densely coffee malt flavor; aftertastes of dark chocolate and oatmeal. Very smooth, with neither excessive bite nor slime. Chewy. Extremely enjoyable, great as a late dessert with or without a brownie.

4.2
deltamarik (50) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2008
One of the advantages of moving to the Midwest: being able to get this at Trader Joe’s for $6/6-pack. You won’t find a better beer for the price. Maybe not the equal of a Sam Smith, but on a grad student budget, it’s nice to know that someone’s looking out for you.


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