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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3323   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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (843) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
I really liked this one from Sammy's. Great example of the style, without being overdone. Chewy texture, and smooth on the palate make this an easy drinking session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Nose: Rampant oatmeal and molasses attack. Vanilla and spice and ooey gooey feel. Creamy start. Roasty finish. Yes, I believe I will have another.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Big-bubbled, sudzy, tan head; dark brown in color. Smooth, milky texture with very mild carbonation. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and hints of subtle fruit. Lactic with a corn syrup sweetness. Yeasty, "wet rag" notes. Very mild bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Discofish (152) - USA - MAY 2, 2003
Coffee in colored with a cream colored head. Nose of malts and coffee. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with nuts and malts. Finishes smooth.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
judge (8) - New Cumberland, USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
Opaque appearance with red hues. Fantastic oatmeal and chocolate flavor. A meal in itself.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2003
Note: Very fresh bottles. Black color with a small light tan head. Aroma is malty and oaty. This beer is silky smooth. Tastes of oatmeal, chocolate, and malt blend perfectly. Sweet smooth finish. I love this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2003
The oatmeal is surprisingly obvious, but not overdone. A little on the thin side, but this gives it the great combination of rich flavor and crisp finish.


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