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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mainuh_man (238) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a frothy, tan head that lingers. Aromas of roasty malt, chocolate, molasses and dates. Flavor is medium sweet with a fairly mild flavor up front that then blossoms into strong, chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Finishes with a long, dry, roasted malt bitterness. Medium-light body with a thinnish mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, although not complex, what it does it does exceptionally well. A delish stout!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (529) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
550ml bottle - deep dark brown with a brown foamy head, like one would expect on a cappuccino. It hung around for an annoying amount of time meaning it was a while before I actually got to taste any beer. Excellent lacing too. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and some grassy hop. Taste of chocolate, light roast malt, cocoa and a hint of grass. Medium bitterness, earthy finish. Smooth heavy body with low carbonation. To be honest didn’t really think that much to it sadly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (215) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Pours dark, tan head. Malty aroma with some sour notes, cherry I guess? Taste is a bit weak but has some sourness near the end as well. Some fruitiness. Watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. I can’t say I enjoyed this too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (522) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
In bottiglia. Colore scuro, schiuma beige pannosa che va ad assottiliarsi rapidamente. Aroma di tostato, liquirizia, caffe’, leggero lattosio. Al palato corpo medio leggero, gasatura bassa, bevuto scorrevole. Sentori dolci di cioccolato, cereale tostato, caffč e finale con nota di liquirizia che si accentua con lo scaldarsi della birra nel bicchiere. Birra rotonda e piacevole.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (78) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Jane’s Beer Store. Pours a very dark, ruby brown with a dense tan head. Subtle aroma of dark malts, coffee, molasses and sherry. Rich, creamy taste gives way to a surprisingly semi-dry finish, like dark chocolate. Light to medium body and "silky texture". Kudos for an extremely smooth and easy drinking stout. These guys obviously know what they are doing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
Definitely one of my favorites from the wonderful selection from Samuel Smith's wonderful brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 22, 2014
550ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate. Medium bitter finish. Not as good as I remember it from before, maybe a little too cold.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (134) - - NOV 21, 2014
Cor negra com espuma bege cremosa de baixa formação e persistência de uma camada espessa e pouco lacing; Aroma de baunilha, chocolate e café; Sabor de início de chocolate amargo com meio de café e final de café com leve amargor; retrogosto deixando uma sensação aveludada na boca de baunilha e leve amargor; Corpo sedoso e baixa carbonatação.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (101) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
This is easily one of the best oatmeal stouts I have had in some time. Silky smooth and not too dry, it finishes perfectly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wojciechianna (104) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
It’s black with brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and toffee. Medium bitterness, lightly sour, lots of coffee in taste. Light body and soft carbonation. Very drinkable beer.


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