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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 22
Gots: 24 | 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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AltBock

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle with a picture of an old Irish man? and a description of the beer on the front. They said it was made in the Irish tradition and that why I thought the man was Irish. The back of the label was nothing unusual, but their was a faint bottle number though.

When poured into a mug it came out a dark brown color with plenty of ruby highlights through it. I just got a little skim of tan colored foam that dissipated fast into some lace around the glass. I just got a faint aroma of some dark roasted coffee beans with some malt in the background. The taste was that of bitter dark roasted coffee beans, little dark chocolate, and some oatmeal in the background. I thought there should be a bit more oatmeal in the taste and less bitter, but I can't complain it was still good. The mouthfeel was a bit on the light side. It wasn't too watery and also at the end there was just a slight dry bitter aftertaste. Maybe not the best Oatmeal Stout but had one best prices around. It only cost $5.00 for a six-pack at Trader Joe's. A very drinkable brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2006 21:47:53 | More by AltBock
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billshmeinke

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Poured into a nonic.

A bit under an inch of off white head that dies down to a slim layer of foam on top. Pitch black body with the slightest hint of amber hues on the edges when held to light.

Smells creamy. Dark smokey malts in the nose.

Tastes of oats, roast, smoke, and charred malts (the char is pretty subdued). A hint of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Light/smooth flavor.

Smooth, creamy, and soft. Definitely the best part of the beer.

A really easy to drink and creamy beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 00:35:47 | More by billshmeinke
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jmichaeldesign

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer.

It poured with little head and some light brown lacing.

The smell is mostly coffee, with oats and chocolate in the background.

As I took the first sip I was pleasantly surprised with how much coffee was in this beer. As someone who knows what goes into a good cup of coffee, I was immediately aware that this was brewed with good coffee. The coffee flavor is much smoother than others. Not overly bitter at all. Theres a bit of hops, but the hints of chocolate and malt balance out the coffee and hops without detracting from the coffee.

The mouthfeel is good, but nothing special. It could be a little bit thicker and creamier. A touch too carbonated for me, but not bad by any means.

Very drinkable for an oatmeal stout, and at 5% you can have a little more than others of this style.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 06:26:01 | More by jmichaeldesign
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StevieW

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shiny midnight black color, with a fully stocked rich tan head. Sweet and rich smell combination of chocolate, sweet roasted toffee and coffee hints. Taste was creamy rich, nicely balanced oatmeal taste, slightly more subtle than the Young's or Samuel Smith versions. Crisp bitter bite to the finish. Overall an very nice sweet oatmeal stout flavors. Full bodied, but not as "chewy" as the Young's version. This is still a very good version. I think I am really starting to enjoy Oatmeal Stouts, I'll go searching for more.......

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2002 18:12:30 | More by StevieW
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:57:56 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Elimination

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is listed as no longer brewed by goose island, under the goose island brand...but as far as trader joes brand name it is. The bottle just says stockyard oatmeal stout so im guessing it is the same

Look is deep dark black, mocha white brown head, thick lacing that disapeared quick

smell is strong whiskey, booze, coffee, chocolate, small amount of oats, very sweet smell is more of a imperial stout than a average oatmeal.

Taste is sweet, malty, creamy. Strong coffee notes, slight milk or cream, the sweetness is milk chocolate, smooth espresso, iced cappuccino almost.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick, very velvty, leaves a great aftertaste and feel

Drink is good, a very sessionable oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 04:08:20 | More by Elimination
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Oatmeal Stout pours a dark brown with an off white/tannish head. There is a hint of chocolate and coffee both in the scent and definitely in the taste. This was definitely a beer wih a crisp taste to it...slightly different from other stouts that I have had in the past. Overall, a drinkable and decent beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 02:38:10 | More by Jayli
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DFN

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six-pack of Stockyard Oatmeal Stout at Trader Joe's in Tucson, AZ, more or less on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised. TJ's beer selection has included some winners and some real dogs. This one is a winner! It's a dark, creamy beverage, about the color of Coca-Cola, and tastes more malty than hoppy. It pours out smoothly, with little "splash" and produces a dense, creamy tannish head. Overall taste is a bit on the bland side, and I suspect the (unstated) alcohol content is on the low side. There's not much "kick" to it. In any case, I've enjoyed it, and will buy another six-pack next time I see one.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 19:19:28 | More by DFN
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Star80

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. Wow. Smells a lot like coffee with some chocolate notes. Tastes like it smells - which isn't a bad thing! Nice bitter espresso aftertaste and not too sweet either, which is a nice change from the bigger stouts. Could be called a porter...the mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Overall this is a very drinkable stout, not too be looked down upon in any way!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2005 01:51:08 | More by Star80
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snilsen13

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: very dark, not much light passing through, small head, not creamy.

S: powerfully malt

T: Strong flavor, pretty good coffee with chocolate-like maltiness. THere is a mild bitterness to balance the rich flavor. Aftertaste is pretty good, a little lke toffee, those coffee toffees.

M: slightly astringent.

D: mellow alcohol content and lots of flavor, easy enough to drink two befre the richness does you in.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 01:37:11 | More by snilsen13
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2014 02:40:48 | More by tbryan5
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indybeerman


4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2012 21:03:37 | More by indybeerman
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LyonsHead

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very solid beer. I recommend to anyone who has never had an oatmeal stout

A: clean, dark, and rich

S: coffee with a backround of caramel and oats

T: real malty with the hint of oats. almost a smokey flavor as well

M: mediun-fuller body. nice rich beer

D: you'll want to get at least a six pack

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 17:19:04 | More by LyonsHead
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-03-2012 17:40:47 | More by ryancl
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-05-2013 14:16:50 | More by NoetheMatt
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SudsSurfer

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-21-2013 18:53:47 | More by SudsSurfer
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JoeyClearman


4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2014 21:18:21 | More by JoeyClearman
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big black pour and beige head, foaming and frothy. Aroma was rich, chocolate and heavily roasted malt w/ coffee.

Taste, good and chewy. Alcohol not around. Isn't too heavy on the palate, the oatmeal really does what its supposed to here. The best example of a session stout I can think of. So drinkable, $6 a 6er at Trader Joes.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 23:25:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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samtrillo

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2014 03:01:33 | More by samtrillo
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2013 06:57:36 | More by InfernoBoss
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Danflurry

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-29-2013 02:56:21 | More by Danflurry
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a thick and foamy, light tan head. Two finger head that holds good retention. The body is a deep black and is nontransparent into the light. Thick lacing is leave behind.

S: Warm roasted malts hold dominance in the aroma. A burst of chocolate is also detected.

T/M: A creamy mouthfeel, is coupled by a smooth full body. This is an overall lighter oatmeal stout, but a good one in deed for flavor and aroma profiles.

D: Great drinkablity for this stout, not too over done, but a good one for a stout session beer. A goto for a hot summer day stout craving.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 21:48:13 | More by GDBEERMAN
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-19-2012 03:44:37 | More by cliff1066
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2011 17:27:33 | More by PaBeerLover
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-27-2013 23:21:57 | More by zillo043068
Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.