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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3087   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
I love the tan head! Very nice. Excellent roasted flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Not bad even though I don’t like dark beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2002
Black velvet, dark and smooth. Thick and creamy with a grainy toffee flavor. A stout lovers delight for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Delicious dark malt. Coffee, chocolate, and as darn near a perfect sweet stout as they come. It is the standard by which all other sweet stouts should be measured.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dts2599 (21) - USA - JUL 16, 2002
Great Oatmeal Stout. Slightly sweet, with a nice flavor. Very smooth.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 16, 2002
A nice ’chewy’ stout. lots of chocolate and coffee overtones,only complaint is that the finish is a little oily but still a thoroughly enjoyable beverage

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - JUL 14, 2002
This is the first of my experiences with the sweet stouts...Very rich opaque appearance, for a stout goes down smoother than any stout I’ve ever had, rich going down, with a slight honeylike aftertaste. This is definitely one of my favorite beers.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Nothing to say about it, just a great oatmeal stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Yes, we have a winner. A SUPREME example of a oatmeal stout. Hearty and strong in flavor, yet smooth going down. A absolute cruxible for beer tasters. If you do not like this, then you’re not one for stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elickd (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2002 does not count
One of the finest beers ever created. If you drank one that seemed lackluster, suspect it sat on a shelf too long. I’ll not repeat what’s already been said a hundred times; it’s a great, complex, rich, beer. Go try one. Now!


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