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Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

631 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 24
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-25-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

phlegming, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kkazemi, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JoeyClearman, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque very dark brown with cola edges. The 1/2 inch khaki head settles to a film and thick ring on top that leaves thick strands of lace.

The smell is of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla.

The taste is of roasted malt with chocolate and coffee accents.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this one. A solid oatmeal stout. Roasted malt dominates with chocolate and coffee accents. Very good on its own; outstanding considering its price.

Furlinator, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of cd34
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

cd34, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

CreightonSM, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mcdsports, May 13, 2014
Photo of Bighead6365
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this a handful of times. Felt it was due for a review.

Picked up at Trader Joes in Buffalo for 1 dollar. When I had this for the first time in my life, I was blown away at the price and flavor. What are the macrobreweries missing out on?

A: Pours a dark jet black, with a light laced brown head that lines the glass. It looks good, but nothing spectacular.

S: Get some roasty notes of coffee, malt, and a little metallic for some reason. Not sure why.

T: Forget the smell, this thing is off the charts. Starts out rich and dark, then laces the tounge with a light amount of smokey flavor, followed by the sweet taste of vanilla. DAMN this is a fine tasting beer. It gets me every time how well balanced it is.

M: Slightly thick, but easily drinkable. Not heavy, but you do know that you're drinking an oatmeal stout.

O: For a staple beer of an oatmeal stout, this one has to take the cake. Trader Joes has something special here. I don't know how they made such a fine beer so cheap, but please share your magic with the others so that they can step up their crap.

Bighead6365, May 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Noelito76, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

monkeybeerbelly, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

22Blue, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

M477H3W, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

irthesteve, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Troy_P, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark red brown with a short tan head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: malty with notes of coffee and dark chocolate, savory not sweet

T: coffee and dark chocolate, middle is toasty malt, rich and dark, cherry, cola, vanilla, finish bitters slightly with a nice hop flavor

M: full body, slightly slick

O: a good representation of the style at a great value

M_C_Hampton, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

When the carbonation clears and finally disappears from the edges thus sets up with a deep radiant onyx color. The head was tan with a fizzy nature but it collared thickly and set up nicely.

The nose is filled with roasted oats, sweet yet dry chocolate, slight roasted coffee and creamy marshmallow.

The flavor yields to the creamy sweetness with a marshmallow tendancy. Dry chocolate, sorghum, molasses, raisin and even maple make an appearance.

The feel is a touch thick with a bit more carbonated bite than I desire. Otherwise it's smooth and easy to drink.

Ostensibly, this is a cheap beer as its Trader Joe's, but it packs a good flavor and serves it's purpose as a easy to drink stout.

KYGunner, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with a light brown head that was substantial, had staying power, and left pretty good lacing.

Aroma and flavor have plenty of roasty, toasty, a smidge of burnt, good maltiness with a touch of caramel malt, and a smidge of coffee and chocolate.

Body is pretty darn thick and real nice for an oatmeal stout. Slightly sweet finish.

Overall a very tasty beer and one of my favs from trader joes so far.

AlCaponeJunior, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MDM, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

StaggerRollRoll, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

anzb, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

pathead, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

DuffDaddy, Apr 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

VaporDome, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Bubbabbd, Mar 29, 2014
Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.