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

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Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal StoutTrader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
795 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:
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Added by Jason on 08-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,106
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
795
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of grantman1
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown with thick head that fades gradually. Not much lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts, touch of chocolate, maybe some vanilla? More aroma than most stouts I've had.

T: Caramel malts up front, with some chocolate - similar to the nose. Roasty malts, finishing slightly sweet. Not bad at all, especially considering the price.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

O: Great value, and I could have a few of these without a problem. Might be just a touch too sweet for my liking, but fairly balanced overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

App: Tan, soda head, nice retention. Dark, dark ruby in color. Minimal, but present lacing.

Nose: Sweet malt, vanilla bean, cacao, and a little toffee. Very pleasing nose.

Taste: Soft and sweet with some carbonation at the end. Well balanced. Sweet malt, faint carmel, with a clean finish.

Notes: I am impressed. It went for a good price and is a tasty beer. Perhaps not a "stout", but it fits my palate.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Libbey stout glass.

A: Pours an opaque black with a light brown, rocky head. Almost no retention or lacing.

S: Lactose, coffee beans, smooth chocolate. Nice balance in the aroma.

T: Taste is dominated by pervasive coffee, chocolaty malt, and milky oats, with some bitter roasty notes and some hop bitterness integrated into the whole. Lactose sweetness comes out as the beer warms. Tastes a little watered down, but still very, very sweet.

M: Decent mouthfeel, although it's a little watery.

O: A tasty and easy-drinking oatmeal stout. The flavor profile seems a bit too weak and watery compared to other iterations of the style I've had, but the beer isn't bad at all.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown, not quite opaque. Yields a one finger creamy tan head. Dissipates to a long lasting sheet on the surface of the beer. Some good lacing.

S: Roasted malts and lots of chocolate. Considerable amount of sweetness coming through.

T: Dark roasted malts. Sweet chocolate. Almost overly sweet for the style, but the sweetness creates an easy drinkability in style I would not normally expect great drinkability from. Actually a pleasant surprise.

M: Very creamy. Light to moderate carbonation. Great drinkability.

O: Very impressed for such a cheap beer. Definitely served well as an oyster roast beer on the cheap. Will definitely return in future winters. By far the most impressive "Trader Joe beer" I have found.

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Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 795 ratings
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