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

BA SCORE
87
very good
789 Ratings
Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal StoutTrader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 08-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
789
Reviews:
382
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
114
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Ratings: 789 |  Reviews: 382
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.32/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks thin... Otherwise darker brown.

S: Again, light. Some roast. Some chocolate. Nothing crazy.

T: Really great here. Oats come through, good chocolate and roast backbone.

M: Lighter but nothing wrong with it. Smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

From the look and smell I thought it was going to be blah but the taste is really great and there isn't that lingering gross bitterness that often comes with stouts. This was very good.

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Photo of fatbatcat
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of skome
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of catfan2000
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Naterobsnyk4
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black with a cocoa powder 2 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace is thin and semi-sticky.

Smell - Subtle aromas of roasted malt, milky chocolate and oat.

Taste - Dark roasted malt lends to some coffee notes, with lesser notes of chocolate and caramel coming into play. Hops are present but hidden. Faint oat and a milky quality creep in on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Smooth and creamy.

Overall - Another Trader Joes 6/$6 deal, and one of their better ones at that. This is a solid oatmeal stout. One I certainly don't mind having from time to time.

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Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kornkid8600
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mshall
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HairyToeKnuckles
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of prisoner1572
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of HungarianCount
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked it up at Trader Joe’s in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 20. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Color was pitch black. Nice tan lacing on the top.
Spread out film on the sides for a decent film.

With the smell, I got coffee, cough syrup, toffee, and some chocolate.

Tasted coffee more than anything else. Also some toffee, chocolate and dark chocolate. Got some oatmeal at the very end. Deep and dark. Some charcoal taste as well.

Full body. Creamy finish. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.

Not a bad beer overall. Nothing too special, nothing too bad. Good mix and drinkable.

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Photo of nkp765
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rjpetrizzo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RyanCoonan
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: two finger frothy, less thick than usual for a tout, head on a black with light getting through body. Nice lacing, some retention.

S: near perfect mix of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Roasted malt takes a back seat here. If it was stronger it would be a 5.

T: a lot more smokey than one would expect from the style and aroma. roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.

M: smooth, full bodied and moderate carbonation. A nice wet finish.

Overall: Not too bad for what I was expecting. For the genre it is very good. I get so used to imperial stouts that I must remember what a good oatmeal or standard american stout tastes like and this certain falls into the "very good" category.

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Photo of Tiriansdoor
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of OneLastDisguise
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Dave1999
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours pure black with a small white head.

The smell is roasted malts, oatmeal and coffee.

The taste is nutty, roasted coffee and dark malts very tasty.

The mouth feel is medium with a medium carbonation.

This beer is ridiculous value for $1 a bottle.

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Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 789 ratings.
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