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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3064   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (290) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
550 ml bottle to a tulip. Opaque black with 2 finger creamy tan head and a bit of lacing. Some sweet roasted maltiness and toffee notes. Excellent mouth feel, smooth, well balanced. The original modern oatmeal stout sets a high standard. Would like to try a coffee version... Like "Mother's milk"!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2014
550ml bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield served at refrigerator temperature. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a bit of a foamy tan head. Aroma has caramel, molasses, some chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. Later after it warmed, the chocolate became more of a player, and the molasses less. Taste is sweet caramelly malts, bakers chocolate, some roast and some anise. Quite dry and actually light-ish, once it was closer to British temperature. Finishes sweetly with some roasty bitterness. Perhaps a bit thin. Solid offerning.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bufordbrewer (19) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours one inch tan head. Very sweet alcohol smell. Coffee, roasty, toffee, all very smooth and sweet. Very slight bitterness on the back of the throat aftertaste. Sweetest stout I have tasted, and fills the belly well. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshBatchelor (1) - - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
1 inch light brown head, dissipates slowly. Light oatmeal scent with a hint of spice from yeast. Very light alcohol aroma. Light-medium malt taste at onset. Light fizzy carbonation on tongue after drinking. Light bitterness from hops on aftertaste without taste. Extremely chill, very smooth, flavor, overall.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Flavour is a bit metallic, with oats, roast and some lactic acid providing a hint of undesirable sourness. Still decent, but nothing memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, 550 ml. Pours very very dark ruby with more than a finger of creamy beige head. Thick lacing, and the head retains well. Aroma of roasted, cereal-y malts, and a big dark chocolate presence, along with a big hit of golden syrup and some smaller fruitier notes, specifically dark fruits and a small note of orange. Roasted malt base in the taste is sublter, and the cereal is more confined to the after taste, with chocolate, honey, dark fruits, spices and a slight prick of hoppy bitterness too. Body is a bit thinner and more watery than advertised yet the taste manages to retain itís complexity, minimal carbonation helping in this regard. Very easy yet flavorful drinking, and rather warming for a 5%.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
leuk antiek ogend etiket, schenkt zwart met fijne kaki kraag. aroma is wat beperkt, diverse mouten met chocolade en lichte koffie. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, melkchocolade, zacht en glad, emedium body, lage co2, zoetige afdronk, maar over het algemeen is het wel aan de te dunne kant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (893) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark, almost black with a tan head. Pleasant aroma - toffee, nuts, coffee, although all fairly subtle. Excellent palate, smooth with carbonation that is both velvety and has prickly brightness. Some residual stickiness. Great flavour, rich and quite complex with dark toffee sweetness rounded off with some hints of bitterness, more black coffee than hops, in the finish. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dls13dls (57) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Poured from bottle...pours black with thick tan creamy head and great lacing...malt barley oatmeal and hops... kinda sweet. caramel, roasty, vanilla, Great Palate.. Slight bitterness when swallowing then it clears.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhyshewer (66) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Aroma: Roasty, cereal, vanilla, hazelnut Appearance: Dark brown/black with garnet edges. Minimal tan head. Taste: Roasty, salty, vanilla, slight sourness. Palate: Full-bodied, creamy, medium-soft carbonation with a bitter, hot finish. Overall: Like drinking velvet. Refined but slightly lacking in flavour.


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