Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3264   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 1800s, 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 18/20
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
A very enjoyable oatmeal stout. THe Samuel Smith Old Brewery does not disappoint with this brew. One of the best available here in the NW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Great looking and tasting beer. Tastes like it has more alcohol than it really does. Awsome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2003
Perfect (I mean perfect - creamy, lacy) fluffy brown head. Dark but not opaque. Sweet, roasty malt notes in nose. Smooooooooth as silk ... rich roast, sweetness, a little bitterness on the finish (barely). You could drink several litres of this stuff without much fuss. Divine. If only this was available in place of Guinness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1021) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 A very nice stout, and certainly a staple of the stout diet, being easily found. Not TOO sweet, and less emphasis on the coffee/chocolate flavors in a sweet stout is a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 A great beer but it is heavy. Great consistenacy and the mild flavor give you a good treat. Slightly sweet this is similer to Gunniess is feel but no aftertaste and no bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1262) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
The best stout I have ever had. A little to carbonated, but the flavor is great. Little bitterness, and you can actually taste the oatmeal. My only problem is the clear bottle. Why??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Black. There's black lettering on my glass and I can't see it. Tan head with good retention. The aroma is sweet. You can taste the roasted malts and the oats give it a sweet taste. Smooth, medium dry, and slight bitter finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 I've many of these before I started Ratebeer, always like them. I got a gift box with pint glass and this and two other Sam's included. This is an excellent stout. I got to agree with the "Commercial DeScription" all the way. Medium dry, balance between bitterness and sweetness. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2003
Beautiful stout. Creamy and smooth. A little caramel, liquorice, roasted malt. Well-balanced. Full-bodied. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Dark brown to black color. Bottle is clear- looked brown because of the color of the brew. I try not to buy beer in clear bottles because of usual skunkiness that occurs in them. Flavors of chocolate, tofee,walnuts,chicory, cardboard. On the dry side. Carbonation - Can't tell because of extremely dark color. Creamy mouthfeel. Odor of alcohol and cardboard.Plenty of bitterness and not sweet at all. Thick medium brown head. Medium to thick consistancy. Bitter aftertaste.

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