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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Nice malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Almost totally opaque brown color with a medium brown head. The head was thick at first but faded with no lace. Has chocolate flavors with just a touch of hops. Smooth to drink. Overall it is a really nice stout. It’s not too heavy like some stouts. I usually drink pale ales and occasionally porters but I will add this one to the rotation too.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Oatmeal aroma. Bittersweet taste -- slight hint of chocolate. Persistent, tan foam. Dark brown to black. Slight aftertaste. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2004
pint bottle-thanks to Whaleman for trading this with me. Unfortunately, i think this bottle got light struck. the malts were broken down and tasted very stale. poured with a huge brown head. very carmel-y aroma with strong sourness. sweet palate, but somewhat thin IMO. I think its over-rated or i just got a bad bottle

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Bottle.black,small head,aroma is malty,taste is thin and sweet with some choc.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Pours with a light brown, one-fingered head, fades soon and leaves little lace. Light-medium carbonation. Deep red/amber color. Nose is a light roasted coffee. Heavy bodied, beefy malty/hoppy taste but has a sweetness to it, very smooth, very drinkable; $8.99 for a 4-pack of 12oz. Also $3 for a 550ml bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2004
I really enjoyrd this one.Oh sweet bitterness.Black with a creamy medium brown head. Virtually no lace. Aroma of black and chocolate malts, Taste of chocolate malt also, with just enough hops to balance the malt sweetness. My favorite so far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 My favorite bottled stout so far. Delicously roasty, like burnt chocolate, and complex fruits like fig, cherry, prune, plum. It is smooth and creamy. Just the right amount of alcohol presence, too. Outstanding, my benchmark for bottled sweet (English) stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Complex beer. Very roasty. Not a bad stout. I enjoyed it. Smooth finish. Malty. Chocolate malt. Deep dark color with a tan head.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Yum. A nice suprise gift from a friend. Deep, deep brown, tan head. Big roasty, meaty aroma. Smooth, satisfying malty brew, with a sweetness, mixed with a roasty, chocolaty malt flavor that is near perfect. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 Sweet aroma, beautiful black color. It does have a small coffee flavor, but not so much that it really tastes like coffee at all, which would make it bad. A tantalizing flavor that leaves you wanting more. This uncomplete finish is it’s only drawback.


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