Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3342   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Very soft silky texture is the most striking thing about this beer. Nice, fullbodied, chocolatey stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Everything about this stout's appearance, from the gold-foiled bottle to the opaque midnight body to the thick brown head, was perfect. A wonderfully strong aroma carried scents of chocolate, malt, and perhaps wine. The flavor was a complex blend of dark bittersweet chocolate, wood smoke, strong malts, and a hint of coffee, all wrapped up in a thick, luscious, creamy palate. I found myself letting this beer sit in my mouth for a time, just enjoying the developing flavors and the sublime mouthfeel. Absolutely delicious. As of now, the best beer I've tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 Great aroma...strangely hints of soy sauce? Beautiful dark color, with a good head. One glass is enough for me, because the taste, while excellent, tends to overwhelm toward the end of the glass. High recommendation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
Black with ruby highlights and a fluffy beige head that dissipates a bit. Aroma smells like The Beer Store (malty)and a bit of roastiness. Flavour provides a mildly roasty background for some fruity raisin or plum daliances. Pleasantly silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Black in colour, tan head. Roasted, dark chocolate malt nose. Flavour is cherries and dark chocolate (German chocolate cake?). Smooth as a baby's behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Nice malty, licorice aroma. Black opaque color with a full tan head. Nice sweet malt with some roasted malt flavor and licorice finish. Reminds me a lot of their Russian Imperial, what a great beer!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crockett (1094) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 RE-RATE.... Warming aroma of wood smoke, chocolate, maple sugar, and earth. Huge creamy tan head, black body. Next to no carbonation. Very milky. Just the slightest taste of pink peppercorns, toffee and soil. This beer is ridiculously good. Great balance with milk chocolate, espresso, caramel, molasses; and some of the maple carries through. Very smooth malty soft bitter finish. Extremely smooth. God it was good. Heaven has this beer on tap. Wow! And all this at 5%abv. IT'S STUPID GOOD!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
Pours black, with head a nice tan colour. This stout has scents of pear and apple citrus. With small amounts of roasted malts. First sip started with a nice smooth carbonation and instant molasses with more roasted malts. Sweet sugars, almost a maple sugar were present. The palate consisted of apple citrus with smoke notes and a hint of sherry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Black and topped with an enourmous tan head, the nose of this fine brew pours out of the glass with a strong chocolate brandyish aroma. Dark sweet chocolate pervades the taste with lingering bitterness in finish. Soft and full mouthfeel and very drinkable considering its full-flavored nature. One of the best Sweet Stouts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
This is one of my all time favorites. Jet black with a wonderful brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee. A malty caramel flavor, but not overpowering.

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