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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
This beer has a deservedly good reputation. Silky sweetness is apparent from the first sip. Of the easy-to-get beers, this one also happens to be one of the best.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
probably the best stout i had in awhile. it was very rich and creamy texture and a bitesweet on the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Dark and smooth and beautiful, probably my favorite stout of all.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
My favorite beer in the whole world for nearly 20 years! A wonderful sweet stout with incredible smoothness and balance. The only challenge is to ensure that you get fresh bottles - these can get skunky if your supply is not fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Huge head on dark brown to black beer. Not really a stout, not really fair to compare it to stouter stuff, but at 5% abv it is a great session beer. Good mouthfeel, pleasant taste but not memorable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Widely available and redily drinkable. Sweet stout flavors, goes down smooth like cream. Could use a dark bottle as it is occasionally strongly skunked, usually lightly skunked. The a aroma is very fruit and balanced with just the right notes for the style. Seems kinda dead overall but it's still a deliciuos beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
ME LIKE BEER, THIS BEER GOOOD!!! So thick you can’t see through it with a flashlight, but light a creamy down the hatch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2002
MMM... Well crafted beer. Very thick and creamy. Sweet taste and heavy mouthfeel made this beer exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Nice balance you could taste the oatmeal. This one is smooth and creamy. Good Stuff

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
One of the best stouts I have ever had, oatmeal or otherwise. Incredible head and creamy body, almost a roasted nut flavor on top of the chocolate flavor typical of most stouts. God I love this company.


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