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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wdfod99 (4) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
Nice frothy head,smooth flavor and creamy mouthfeel. Try serving with frosted miniwheats instead of chips or pretzels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsradcliffe99 (6) - USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
An excellent, nice dark beer and not as heavy and the color indicates. Smooth finish and not at all filling. One of my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
huevos de fuego (3) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2002 does not count
An excellent, smooth Stout that is not as heavy as the black color might indicate. One of my Favorite stout beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2002
A very nice dark color, but the beer left me unsatisfied. It was very thin for a stout and tasted too much like a granola barfor my tastes. Still, aside from a mild unbalancing of the oat malts, I thought it was a pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2002
Nice chocolate flavor, very dark color. Not a very ’thick’ stout, surprisingly smooth. Sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2002
didn’t detect much aroma. it has a fairly benign taste. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Although nearly black in color, it had a very light bodied taste.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
barflybetty99 (14) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2002

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Okay, once again, good color and a lovely aroma. This and the other oatmeal with a goose name seem to be running neck and neck(no pun intended). Has a good taste to it, but a bit lighter. Samuel Smith is still the winner but others are obviously learning.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Generally overated. A very nice beer but not deserving of all the praise it receives. And wasn’t it a Sam Smith’s brewer who said something along the lines of ’Oatmeal? We don’t want that !@#$ in our mash, we just sprinkle it on top’. Hmmmm. Still, a very nice stout with a mouthfilling texture and creaminess; as well as a long, semi-sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Very good. Head disapears quickly. Aftertaste is sweet with a hint of bitter. Must try another bottle to see if the clear had an affect.


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