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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3176   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
This stout pours to a dark black-brown color with a rich tan head. The flavor has hints of chocolate covered raisons, molasses, and just a hint of coffee. Deep, rich and profoundly enjoyable

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Bottled. Indeed sweet, rich, thick. I can’t help feel these are a little overrated.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cooltunesmann99 (6) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count
When it comes to oatmeal stout it doesn’t get any better than Samuel Smith

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
RE RATE: I had nothing of importance to say before. but i gave this another try and was blown away. Drinking this i found candy and raisins and smootheness. This is a versatile beer for many occasions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ppcpilot (21) - Port Allen, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Stout is an understatement. Beer pours out of the bottle thick like burnt motor oil. Head on beer is caramel color; not even close to white. Super bitter, hints of burnt coffee and oatmeal of course. Nice feel in the mouth; real flavor kicks in 10 seconds after a sip. I’m not a fan of bitter brew, but I believe this beer would appeal to most stout lovers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 good stout, not quite as good as Koff, Carneigie or Coopers. Its a stout so I can only rate it so high. If I real like something I should be able to drink about 12 without getting bored, but as with all ale/stout a few are good then I want to graduate to another taste. Lager is like a meal, ale is like dessert.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Now this has a wonderful flavor... hazelnut aroma and flavor, along with chocolate, perhaps chocolate covered orange... old fruit and a finish of nice, dry coffee-like goodness. I couldn’t put my finger on a few of the flavors, which was nice... it was just a good, smooth, malty stout bursting with flavor. I mean it too... velvet palate? you’re damn right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2002
A nice aroma, with both roasted notes and sweet notes. The beer itself is pretty, with an almost, but not quite, opaque dark body and a sizable tan head. It has a well-balanced flavor to it, with perhaps a bit more toasted malt than some other sweet stouts. It sits in the mouth with a slightly velveteen feel to it. Overall, a good beer, if not on the level of some imperial stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1101) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2002
An alltime favorite! Pours evenly leaving a tan head that will be there for awhile. Drinks quite easily with a silky smooth feel. Sweet maltiness that just keeps tasting better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Very good beer. Full flaoved without being overpowering like many stouts. Smooth and silky. Black color with a tan mostly lasting head. Moderate maltyness and well balanced.


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