Saturday, November 18, 2006

Stockyard Oatmeal Stout












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Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
Stockyard Brewing Co.
Chicago, IL

$4.99 for a mixed 6 pack
12 oz bottle
Trader Joe's
Northville, MI

contract brewed by Goose Island

I suppose that on the day the great Bo Schembechler dies and especially on the eve of the legendary annual rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan I should be drinking bitters, but it's not to be. Smoke rules the roost here with a caramel essence which approaches wortesque. But smoke smoke smoke and an underpinning of slightly bitter coffee. A nice oatmeal stout minus the normal sweetness which is just as well.

-Wörtwurst

2 comments:

Dennis and Jen said...

This is one of our favorite beers to pick up when we go to Trader Joe's (that and Extra Castle Ale). For the price ya pay, you can't really go wrong. We did a review too of it a long time ago:

http://www.dennisjudd.com/beer/2004/07/stockyard_oatmeal_stout.html

The funny thing is, I'm 100% convinced that it's made by goose island and sold just to trader joe's. Hell anything that saves money right?

Wörtwurst said...

It is contracted by Goose Island as far as I know. I'm not sure if it's a TJ exclusive though.