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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2002
didn’t detect much aroma. it has a fairly benign taste. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Although nearly black in color, it had a very light bodied taste.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
barflybetty99 (14) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2002

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Okay, once again, good color and a lovely aroma. This and the other oatmeal with a goose name seem to be running neck and neck(no pun intended). Has a good taste to it, but a bit lighter. Samuel Smith is still the winner but others are obviously learning.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Generally overated. A very nice beer but not deserving of all the praise it receives. And wasn’t it a Sam Smith’s brewer who said something along the lines of ’Oatmeal? We don’t want that !@#$ in our mash, we just sprinkle it on top’. Hmmmm. Still, a very nice stout with a mouthfilling texture and creaminess; as well as a long, semi-sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Very good. Head disapears quickly. Aftertaste is sweet with a hint of bitter. Must try another bottle to see if the clear had an affect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 15, 2002
An excellent stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
A very good stout. Black, with a nice but not excessive tan head that lasts fairly well. The aroma is rich, and the flavor has hints of baker’s chocolate. The finish is a little too bitter for me, though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2002
A very Fine stout. Good dark color, with a decent head. Very sweet, but not heacy...Good for after a filling meal!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Smooth and sweet. Burgandy with an enormous head and lots of lace. Great big warm chewy beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Smoooth! A great stout that aims to please. Excellent dark crimson/opaque color. Nutmeg/brandy aroma, and rich pleasing body that won’t let go. Kind of a wintery seasonal beer that is delicious all year ’round.


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