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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

598 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 23
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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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-23-2014 03:32:29 | More by DOCRW
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jackndan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stockyard: An oatmeal stout from Trader Joes (Hey, Jackndan went to Trader Joe’s). Pure black, with garnet highlights when held to a bright light. A tannish head that disappeared pretty damn quickly. Had a typical oatmeal stout aroma, i.e. lightly browned coffee and caramel. The taste is fairly faithful to the style, sweet malts opening up to dark chocolate. However, the smoothness of an oatmeal stout is missing, and has more carbonation than I would have liked. However, fairly inexpensive, easy enough to drink. If you are in Trader Joe’s I go for this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2003 20:52:08 | More by jackndan
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Mineo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-05-2014 23:43:20 | More by Mineo
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irthesteve

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-21-2014 07:10:45 | More by irthesteve
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Allurex

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-13-2013 06:25:18 | More by Allurex
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-10-2012 18:54:27 | More by prisoner1572
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HeavyMetalBrew

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber color. Nice head. Clear.

S: Hops. Chocolate. Roasted notes.

T: Very malty. Some roasted notes and hints of burnt coffee. The flavors are good, but the sweetness dominates to the point where it becomes almost unbearable.

M: Syrupy at first, with a thin aftertaste. Some carbonation.

Overall: Honestly, this is a good beer, but it's far too sweet for me to handle.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 23:11:23 | More by HeavyMetalBrew
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fatbatcat

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-07-2012 18:10:42 | More by fatbatcat
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MO5290

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-22-2013 03:56:02 | More by MO5290
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-30-2013 23:34:34 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-24-2012 05:41:19 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-18-2013 05:26:17 | More by duff247
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Bubbabbd

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-29-2014 21:03:52 | More by Bubbabbd
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-08-2014 23:39:12 | More by RIKIM
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger off white head

smell: roast, malts, sweet

taste: roast, malts, oily

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium to full body

overall: not a bad oatmeal stout, sweet, and roasty,

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 14:28:45 | More by THECPJ
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johnny29er

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-07-2013 15:36:36 | More by johnny29er
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark, almost black red amber, slight head and slight lacing. Dark malt and coffee aroma. Dark and roasted malts up front, finishes dry with coffee. Thin bodied. An ok stout, but nothing exciting. Good for the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 03:01:32 | More by LiquidAmber
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Dubbercody

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my local Trades Joe's on a "pick up some random stouts you really should probably try as some time so why not now" night.

For I believe $5 a sixer I can't say a bad word about the cost benefit margin of this beer. Easy to drink, doesn't push your palate too far in any direction and it fills that need for a stout, a lighter to medium end stout in heaviness.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 18:42:23 | More by Dubbercody
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark black color with a good amount of beige head on it. Smell is very heavy chocolate with not much else. Taste is roasted chocolate, kind of tastes smokey as well. Medium bodied beer. It's relatively smooth although I'm not a big fan of the aftertaste. Overall a decent beer, my wife likes it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 01:41:42 | More by richkrull
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DogFood11

California

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured contents into a chalice. Forms a nice filthy brown head, leaving behind web like DNA traces.

Charred and woody. Leaning towards the earthy side, and shying away from the general smoothness of an oatmeal. Chocolate creeps into the picture, more of a bakers end. Mouthfeel is rather clean, a bitterness from the charred wood is welcomed.

Notes: Can't beat the price per quality ratio here. Cheap and pretty much a decent oatmeal stout in my opinion. A worthy addition to the session beer fridge.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 04:18:44 | More by DogFood11
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 355 ml.bottle. Sampled on March 19, 2013.

It pours dark brown to just about black with an off-white to tan foamy head.

On the nose it runs the gamut of dark malts, caramel malts, oatmeal, yeast and basically a lot of sweetness.

The body is medium but it had an odd astringency for a stout. I might have liked it to be deeper.

The oatmeal is also noted in the flavor along with dark malts and a smiley sweetness. Not all that bad but not at the top of my oatmeal stout list.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 22:12:46 | More by puboflyons
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a jar mug.

A- Pours a deep, deep dark rich brown (Lets just say black), with a fat bubbly 2 finger, off white (slightly tan) head. It leaves just a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sub-par head retention, but at least it's able to retain its head.

S- The smell is somewhat metallic. The Oats come out strong with a bit of graininess and blend well with the aroma of toasted malts.

T- The flavor of the oats is definitely noticeable in the flavor. The malts give off some dulled down cocoa and chocolate notes as well as some caramel and toffee. There is a pleasant roastiness to it all that comes out especially well in the finish. The finish is somewhat toasty with some semi-bitter coffee notes.

M- Chewy and full bodied with a rougher, drier finish with a biting carbonation. There seems to be more carbonation than usual for the style.

O- Good but this is nowhere near my favorite oatmeal stout. It's pretty basic really aside from seeming to be a tad bit over-carbonated. Cheap but the price kind of makes it self known via the quality (I'm not saying it's poor quality, but it's not fantastic either). I will say that, you can definitely tell that there's an Irish dry stout influence on this beer. It's kinda like the cross between and IDS and an Oatmeal stout. Like I said, it's decent, but I don't think I'll ever end up purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 19:35:38 | More by Zachtheporter
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Genghis22

California

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Pours a nice dark color with ruby hints and nice light brown head. Appears to be medium bodied throughout the pour.

S - Roasted malts and oats are dominant, with a slight hint of dark roasted coffee and toffee.

T - The malts and oats hit you first, but the finish is all coffee and charcoal. A great robust flavor that leaves you wanting more.

M - This is really the biggest fault of the beer. I like my stouts thick and chewy. This one seems very thin, and while the taste is great, I'd like the mouthfeel to be substantial.

D - This is a great session beer. The price point on this cannot be beat (paid $5.99+tax for a six pack). Overall a very decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 01:11:51 | More by Genghis22
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josiahschlender

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the cheap offerings at TJ's, figured I'd try it out. I'm a little dubious about the "Stockyard" name. It has old looking pictures of working men on the label, but I don't have great associations with feedlots.

Poured dark brown into a pint glass. Had to coax a decent tan head that didn't last too long. Kind of light looking for a stout, it lets more light than usual around the edges.

Aromas weren't too strong. Sweet malts. Roasty oats. Maybe a little bit of chocolate.

The oatmeal really came out when drinking the Stockyard. Sweet, roasted flavors. It had a pretty chewy mouthfeel (the oatmeal, definitely) with a medium-light body. Kind of unbalanced, I would expect a heavier body. But it makes sense, being a cheap stout.

It has enough taste and a smooth enough mouthfeel to make this a somewhat drinkable stout. I'm glad I only got one though, A sixer might have been a struggle to get through for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 04:45:12 | More by josiahschlender
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tjd112

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought from the only Trader Joe's in New Jersey with a liquor license (in Westfield)

Appearance - Soft head, black as night, very little lacing
Smell - Coffee, coffee, coffee
Taste - Roasted chocolate and coffee
Mouthfeel - Light carbonation and medium bodied
Drinkability - Enjoy with coffee

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 15:21:17 | More by tjd112
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