Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stockyard Oatmeal Stout Review

I'm a little dry on recipes at the moment as we've been busy and I'm still perfecting my healthy-cleaneating-vegan cookie recipe. So I thought that I should fill in the gap with a good ole beer review as we always seem to find time to try a new brew.

We purchased a 6 pack of Josephs Brau Brewing's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout at Trader Joe's for $5.99. It was was an excellent deal and one that we couldn't pass up (along with a case of Blueberry Wheat Ale). According to the label this beer is brewed in the Irish Tradition and accentuated with flavours of chocolate, roasted oats and coffee. Sounds good!

Stockyard Oatmeal Stout - Review
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout - from Josephs Brau Brewing Co.

-Tasting Notes-

Colour: Opaque dark black with a tan head

Aroma: roasted oats/malty

1st Taste: Pretty good oatmeal stout. It's lighter than most but has robust flavor.

Aftertaste: None whatsoever!

General Notes: You can really taste the coffee and roasted oats but the chocolate wasn't present enough for either of us to pick it up. The beer has a slight bitterness that you can feel on the edges of your tongue. It is carbonated enough that you notice it which we do not like - this of course is a personal preference thing. Overall it's a very drinkable oatmeal stout but it doesn't compare to some others we have drank which results in it's low-average score

Score: 3/5

Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Josephs Brau Brewing Co. - Review