Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
If you are looking to try some new beers, and haven’t figured out what it is you like, check out Trader Joes. They aren’t everywhere in the country, but they are popping up more and more all over the country. Trader Joes gets beers from all over the world, and only sells them to you if they can get the lowest price on them. Another cool thing is, they have various breweries such as Gordon Beirsch, Firestone Walker, and Goose Island making private label beers exclusively for Trader Joes. I found a wonderful Oatmeal Stout at TJ’s called Stockyard Oatmeal Stout, and after investigating, found out it is made by Goose Island in Chicago.
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout – 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass – ~5-6% abv.
Appearance: Almost jet black with 1/2 inch tan tight knit head.
Aroma: Baked chocolate and hazelnuts.
Taste: Semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Both flavors linger on the middle of the tongue and battle for first place!
Mouthfeel: Syrupy with a good amount of carbonation. The carbonation is the vehicle for the chocolate and coffee aftertaste.
Overall: A wonderful beer to have after dinner. Very nice going down and a perfect price at $4.99 a six pack.