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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Originally a drink for lactating mothers, oatmeal stout was described as nutritional on early labels. Oats are in the same family as barley, and a small addition yields great flavor. Popular in the late 1800’s, the last oatmeal stout was brewed before the First World War until Samuel Smith reintroduced this style in 1980.

Almost opaque, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate. Bittersweet finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Oatmeal stout is amazing. One of sam smiths very best. Excellent aroma and has a nice hops associated with it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
355ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a dark brown almost black color (amber tones against light) forming a medium and bubbled beige head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains forever on the top S: Great smell of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar, oatmeal and roasted malts. Notes of brown bread and yeasts T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upftont. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar, oatmeal. Quite malty beer. Mild roasted bitter end M: Medium creamy body. A bit molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. One of the best British beers I’ve ever had [ BA Review @ 5/24/2011 ]

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (967) - - OCT 12, 2014
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2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HourGlass13 (80) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, and hops. Flavor is sweet but thin and watery , and very hoppy for a stout. No body or texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Utah Liquor store park city. Pours coca-cola brown with a thin brown head. nice molasses notes on the nose. smooth mouthfeel which makes sense given the oatmeal. I don’t get a ton of lactose but I do get a nice molasses note from the malt. finishes clean. It’s a glorious beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (391) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Black / brown complexion with generous tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, molasses and wet grasses. Flavour is bitter but leaning to the sweet side. Velvet mf.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1026) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 30, 2014
Botella de 35.5 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2012. color negro con sabores y aromas ligeros de maltas tostados con cacao y algo de café. Cuerpo medio con 5 vol. Buena en general aunque un poco falta de mayor densidad y sabores mas intensos.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de. Very dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Promising aroma of roasted malt, raisins, prunes, coffee, dark chocolate. Weak taste of roasted malt, espresso, chocolate, prunes. Not bad, but not stellar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (668) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-perfect

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BRiddoch (11) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
16 Oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours very dark with a solid light brown head which has some hang time. No odor detected. Creamy coffee taste with an earthy aftertaste. Great Beer!


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