Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3191   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 1800ís, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2944) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Midnight black with a rich, tan head that shows excellent retention, especially for a stout. Lasts till the end of the glass, leaving lots of lacing behind. Aroma of roasted malts, deep caramel, mild burnt toffee, espresso, milled oats, & a solid back-end of grains. Nice flavor with a sweeter cocoa essence that pops out. Good creaminess, almost milky without getting that overly sweet lactose feeling. Earthy toast, caramel, oatmeal, coffee beans, & bitter cacao nibs in the finish. Good amount of carbonation; thick & pretty creamy body. Really nice oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VRobertovich (37) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 Thick, black fluid, with a creamy-brown head. Sweet aroma, banana and treacle, thick and chocolatey. By far the best stout Iíve tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tfontana (51) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Foods Plus, Plaistow NH. Aroma is a malty mix of bread dough and cocoa. Appears a clear dark-reddish brown--almost black/opaque. Frothy off-white head with fair staying power and lacing. One attribute this beer has that isnít often rated is its great SOUND--from the great pour to the crackling of the dissipating head. Taste is medium sweet with mild bitterness and hints of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with creamy smooth feel, soft carbonation and awesome, long finish. There is much going on with this beer on many levels which makes it extremely enjoyable and deserving of its high rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aragh (26) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Kolor bardzo ciemny, nieprzejrzysty, szybko opadająca, rzadka piana. W zapachu głůwnie paloność i kawa, ale też nuty czekoladowe i trudna do opisania świeżość kojarząca się z gůrskim potokiem. Smak na początku łagodny, owsiany, potem przechodzący w kwaśny i palony. Pozostawia lekką, kawową goryczkę.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (412) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
smokey bacon, aroma. appear total black without any head. taste light bitter. average carbonation full bodied. short finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
1.10.2014. Colour like cola, almost no head. Sweet aroma with raisins, coffee and roasted malts. Taste has chocolate, some roasted malts, bitterness. Good low abv stout but could still benefit from heavier body. Excellent in its class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (652) - CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours nearly opaque deep brown with amber-brown highlights, two fingers of pillowy tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is roasty malt coffee and chocolate, red berries and citrus. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy texture and lingering bitter finish. (4/5) This would be a really good oatmeal stout were it not for the distinctly metallic edge to the flavour, which I guess is coming from the dissolved solids in the well water? Itís still pretty good, mind you, but the metal flavour is a distinct, albeit minor, drawback. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (970) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2015

550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Deep blackish brown colour; Two finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasted for 2 minutes. Excellent sticky lacing with no carbonation.

Aroma: Rich, fragrant and sweet roasted malt, with strong cream, roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee, sugar, burnt toast, dark chocolate, strong raisins, very light lemon and light grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet strongly-roasted malt, with strong metallic, strong roasted coffee beans, toffee, light soy sauce, caramel, moderate cream, strong roasted nuts, red fruits notes, molasses, yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body; Fairly thick and slightly creamy palate.

<i.Mouth Feel: Totally surprised by its superb roastyness Ė simple minded, but so damn strong and rich in coffee beans and toast and nutty taste its insanely likeable! And quite hard to believe its sweetness is really restrained, mostly thick molasses and with a touch of cherry like fruitness. The oatmeal gives out slight amount of thickness and bitterness. The metallic hard waterlÖ well itís pretty much offset by the roastyness so itís bearable. Chocolate and toffee taste seems a little muted. Overall itís still really nice!

Hoppiness: Light lemon and thin grass in nose, strong for both in taste. Bitterness from hops and oatmeal are high, pleasant enough for a lasting, strong astringent finish.

After taste: Quite dry. Very roasty, metallic and hoppy bitter to mouth.

Comments: I was expecting some strong smooth and rich oatmeal taste from this poster boy. Turns out itís still pretty impressive, particularly the complex aroma and dominant roast coffee beans. Toasty, hoppy with a somewhat aloof feel to it. Highly enjoyable if only they donít use the metallic-as- hell well water. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bodega95 (83) - - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Until now, my favorite oatmeal stout. Noseand taste opens with chocolate, a hint of vanilla and roasted malt. Full round mouthfeel and some sweet. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dado93 (151) - ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 35.5.cl bottle, deep brown color with creamy head, roasted and coffee aroma, in mouth is really smooth, creamy, sweet, without carbonation, and full, but, i personally donít like the aftertaste, dry with lightly hopped notes... Generally i like stout beer, but I have drunk some better stout

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