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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3168   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2002
This silky smooth sweet stout is ALL what it;s cracked up to be. This is the very best stout ans possibly the very best beer ive ever drank. Words cant describe this brew, just go find some and sip away!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2002
This is really good. This is one of the more balanced sweet stouts that I have had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2002
Coffee with brown sugar aroma, a hint of chocolate. Incredibly dark, almost purple, with a huge cappuccino head. The head looks like pancake batter, with assorted sized bubbles bursting on top, some lace. Great coffee flavour, strong roasted bitterness. Has a rich full silky texture, and a fabulous liquorice aftertaste. A Wonderful Sweet Stout!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2002
I had this for dessert last night - so good. Chocolate and roasted barley aroma. Sweet, chocolate taste with a silky mouthfeel. One of my favorite stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Black in color nice brown head smokey very nutty flavour, very thick not the creammy tast I am used to with oatmeal stouts

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calusa99 (8) - Lynn Haven, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002 does not count
Very sweet and heavy stout. Got numerous aromas from it. Another enjoyable stout from Sammy Smith..

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - SEP 29, 2002
Now this is one fine stout. Sweet, smoky flavor. Very smooth and balanced. Samuel Smith continues to impress me. ;)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 Yessssss! Beautiful! Strong wood, smoke, coffee, nutty aroma. Kinda like a campfire. The taste was better than the aroma. Wonderful blend of coffee, smoke, nutty, wood, licorice, alcohol, and more. The color was black black, with just a hint of red when held directly in front of a 100 watt light bulb. The carbonation was quite low... which I like in a stout. A hint of sweetness in the aftertaste rounded out the flavor. This is one of the best stouts in the world. Yesssssss! Yesssss! Yesssssss!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Deep brown color with a hint of red, almost opaque.Malty aroma, strong full malty taste, slightly bitter aftertaste. A nice sweet stout. *Note-The first time I tried this, my husband and I nicknamed this the ’Bacon Beer.’ It tasted overwhelmingly like bacon and maple syrup. I didn’t notice that at all this time. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Much better the second time around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Earthy musky aroma. Deep black hue. Tan head, slowly diminishing. Lovely malts, sweet caramel/mocha, medium bodied, slightly hopped finish. A wonderful sweet stout, a classic, no doubt.


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