Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 1800s, 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 15/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle. BB Jun 16. Pours dark brown with a fast receding very light tan head. The aroma is really bready, really sweet. So is the flavour, which has this nice dry chocolate and cocoa character to it. The moutfeel is very soft and smooth, the carbonation mild, and body medium. Love the juicy berries note in the finish, mixing with the roast. Kinda like cranberries - as it warms, I start getting it in the aroma as well. Nothing exciting, just a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
chocolate, caramel, coffee, nuts, toast, brown, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (525) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a bottle with a thin khaki head, little lacing. Aroma of molasses/cola, flavor similar. Not thin like other sweet stouts, which is usually my complaint of them. Well-balanced, not too bitter or too sweet--well-balanced enough so that you dont even notice. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa. Tastes of chocolate, light roast and vanilla. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cwieku666 (55) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Aromat: bardzo słaby, lekko owsiany. Wygląd: czarne z rubinowymi refleksami, piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, długo się utrzymuje, zostawia ślady na szkle. Smak: podobnie jak w aromacie mało się tu dzieje, trochę owsianych akcentw, kremowe, troszkę czekolady w posmaku. Jestem oglnie bardzo zawiedziony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2015
Dark brown beer, big fluffy tan head. Nose is a smooth mix of mild chocolate, malt, roasty notes. Flavor is coffee and cocoa dust, mild sweetness and roast. Dry finish with slightly bitter roastiness. Nicely balanced, very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Nice and roasty with a fine bitter finish. Delicious nose with some licorice Lacking in body a bit but the oatmeal helps. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
AngelicaMR (3) - ITALY - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
Bottiglia. Colore nero, schiuma compatta. Non sono amante delle stout e questa birra non mi aiuta. Nel sapore molto leggera. Sento poco la presenza dei malti tostati e il loro retrogusto amaro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dmctaster (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Taste of oats and sam smith base stout. Very smooth due to the low ABV. Color is black with a tan head. One of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JeepGC4x4 (30) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
This is a VERY good oatmeal stout. Very rich and smooth. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a creamy texture. Dark opaque color with a caramel head. Awesome.

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