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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 oh man, haha what a great dark beer. great chocolate flavor, nice pour, dark as hell, creamy, you name it dark beer does this one does it. update- i dont know what i was thinking rating this at 4.6- its good, its damn good, but its not 4.6 good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Nice dark brown with a creamy tan head, great lacing, medium to full-bodied. Malty aroma as expected with hints of raisins and vanilla. Sweet tasting without being syrupy, great balance. The mouthfeel was heavenly, creamy with a minimum bite. A statement to the craft of the brewer. If there is better Oatmeal Stout I have yet to find it, Highly recommended!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2003
I did a beer comparison, Samuel Smith vs. Young’s Oatmeal Stout. The Samuel Smith Oatmeal was highly victorious! Smith’s has a sweater taste, a fuller aroma, and a fine dirty brown two finger head. This beer looks beautiful when pored and taste like a quality precision crafted beer. --Young’s was a little rough all around.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Definitely one of the best beers in the world. The oatmeal finish is so creamy. A meal in itself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Another great beer from Samuel Smith. Dark in the glass with a nice head to it. Smelled like a bowl of otmeal, laced with sweetness. Taste was like "a bowl of blended up otmeal" as one friend put it. Oats, carmel, and overall greatness in the taste. Wonderful to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Roasaty yeast aroma, caramel, dried fruits, ice tea, bread, and light licorice. Toasty flavor, semi-sweet with and earthy toasty finish. Amazing that Sam Smith could fit so much flavor into this relatively light colored stout...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and choclate. Thick mouth feel, moderately sweet. Smooth bitter and sweet finsh.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (842) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
This IS the oatmeal stout to illustrate what an oatmeal stout should taste like. Has mouthfeel like chewing on some oats. Beautiful tannish brown head. Dark brown color that cannot be seen through. You can't go wrong by buying this beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Robust sweetness as soon as it is opened. Not too many brews offer a mild whisper of sweet vanilla, but here it is nicely balanced. Not much to the pour, but soft smoothness to the mouth. Lingering sweetness, but not overwhelming.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
I love this stout.Very dark but smooth. Coffee,chocolate and vanilla is tasted. Creamy all the way through with a nice roasty finish. A great oatmeal.


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