Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3334   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 Rerate: Not as impressive this time around. A little less body and flavor. Smell of liquor (and I like liquor as you can tell) complex taste of oatmeal (oatmeal? no shit!) and syrup. My only beef with this beer is that it's not easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lambda (1) - USA - AUG 18, 2003 does not count
Rich dark color, tan head. Medium body with extremely smooth feel. Hints of honey and apricot. Slight acidic/metallic flavor, but hardly noticeable. A delicious sweet stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2003
A great beer, with rich, full body and taste... this is one of my favorite beers! It's rather hard to find in the Ohio boondocks, but well worth the searching effort once one finds it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
Deep translucent red with medium size shortish lasting tan head. Medium to light body with seriously satiny smooth and surprisingly clean almost medium dry red wine mouth feel. Unexpectedly mild roast malt and coffee with hints of light vinous flavours. Superb mild bitter smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Great beer I discovered because my favorite was out of stock. Smooth flavor with just the right aftertaste. A new favorite stout. Highly reccommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2003 I think I'm in love. Beautiful beer. Beautiful label and a wonderful taste. Smooth, dark and delicious with a little sweetness w/o being overly sweet. One of my favorites in my limited repertoire. Its GLORIOUS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
dark black. tan head. beautiful chocolate malt. perfectly balanced with hints of coffee. goes down like teflon. great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Pours with a dark brown to black body with red tinting topped by a thick lasting tan head with good lacing. Slightly sweet and roasty malt aroma with subtle chocolate notes and a very slight hoppiness. Sweet and slighlty chocolaty malt flavor wtih a touch of roastiness and a little bitterness. The finish is roasty with a touch of hoppiness. Full bodied, a little chewy but smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Classic stout aroma with a hint of oatmeal. Dark brown in color with a head that looks like it will last. Not a big flavored beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Nice opaque black color,small medium tan head that had a pretty good staying power,mild lacing.Malty hoppy aroma.Sweet malt taste,maybe a mild dried fruit presence along with a decent amount of hop's.The after taste was sweet and malty and fairly long lastingthere was also a slight sour taste to this brew that was in the middle of the tasting.It's an ok brew nothing special IMO but well worth trying again.This one might just be highly light struck and getting a little skunked out.

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