Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3338   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1835) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
35.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Nose is roasted malt. Body is pitch black, head is big, beige, rocky, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, mild roasted coffee. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, simple, good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattChiasson (49) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Out of the bottle, poured a very deep brown, with a pillowy tan, persistent head. I got notes of ground coffee, chocolate, wafer, sweet roasted malt, cola, and raisin. Palate was silky smooth with very little carbonation and a medium-dry finish. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smurphy711 (4) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
Pours a dark brown with a decent tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Smooth and tasty drink, without too much bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
baiabeer (3) - - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
Bottle from supermarket.Very good stout.Medium easy drink.Silky and sweet palate with medium dry end.Ale nose,not very intense,typical for this beer style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Pours a dark brown, slightly hazy, with tall tan head. Dark fruit, coffee and cereal aromas. Nice underlying sweetness comes through after initial sharp toasted grain/hop bitterness of each sip. Mouthfeel is slick, and finishes the same. Dark malt bitterness persists with the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1048) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Visual: Foil sealed cap. Pours super dark brown with a dissipating very small head, a half-sized island with thin ringed retention, steady tight streams.

Nose: sweet caramel, light roasted barley malt, a bit of bourbon booze. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: flat slick-crisp

Mid-palate: underlying light tangy-sour brightness, tingly CO2, (lvl-6-sweetness), raspberry, brown sugar, roasted barley, woodiness

Finish: lingering maltiness, cardboard, molasses barley exhale

Summary: Quite a bit of tangy fruitness in this one, counterbalanced with sweet roasted barley malt and a bit of bittersweetness at the end. Somewhat lacking in thickness/fullness as well as a creamy mouthfeel. Decent, but not remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndburns (175) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours an opaque dark brown with a medium tan head. Roasted malt and oatmeal aroma, hint of caramel. Taste is roasted oatmeal, brown sugar, roast malt, sweet and a little bitter at once, smooth with a nice body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (502) - - JUL 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 Pours dark reddish brown with small coffeeish head from bottle. Porridge, chocolate and sugar. Surprisingly dry and light body. More porridge, dark malt and some root beer. *edit: this individual was just past BBE which may contribute to wateriness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4326) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
From 2011 notes. 550ml bottle served in pint glass This is what an oatmeal stout should look like: nearly opaque with a frothy light brown head. S - more subtle than expected, given appearance. Floral, earthy and malty; toasted grain aromas dominate. T - starts smooth and soft. with predominately malty flavor. Noticeable chocolate. A bit bitter at finish. This classic is good to the last drop. M - smooth, full bodied, significant carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
griffintainment (13) - - JUN 21, 2016
caramel, bread, hay, chocolate, coffee, roasty, dough, barnyard, butterscotch, vanilla, black, cloudy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, thick feel, fizzy,

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