Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 1800ís, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Sweet beer courtesy of the oatmeal, a great dark colour that looks great, and a full-bodied taste that makes it an all-around great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
One of my all time favorites. Easy drinking drinking, full feel, great flavors. Have not had one in years, I do miss it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
obfuscatex (9) - USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
The best, it dosenít get much better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos (205) - USA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours BLACK! Small short head. Roasted and toasted to the max. Vanilla? Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Not overly bitter, well balanced. Top notch for someone who isnít a big Stout fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 4, 2003
Very dark brown almost black in color. Nice looking head. Aroma was not to powerful yet was quiet sweet with soft bitterness. Flavour is more pronounced but we cloud say that it is still gentle. Light roasted java coffee beans, some bitter walnuts. Nice composition yes, but I did expect a bit more heart in it. A bit to bland, unrefined to the excellence. This was my 700...Thans Doug for this interesting beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Deep brown/black in color, firm but short lived brown head. Aroma of roasted grains and toffee. Bitter finish, with sweet under the tounge aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 I love this brewery. Smooth dark beverage. Surprisingly good chocolate head that quickly disappears. Chocolate and smoke and everything good for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 Poured out of bottle, bought at Sam's Wine & Spirits in Chicago, 12/10/02. Deep, dark dark brown beer with a slight, murky brown cream head. The head forms in what I can only describe as small glops along the surface and on the edges of the glass, and it quickly gives off a wonderful malty cocoa (almost nutty) aroma. A very nice flavor of cocoa and malt, this one is a very easy drink for a stout, but does not lose any of the richness of flavor to make it so. It's just very tasty and feels wonderful going down. The finish is perhaps a little too bitter (like with some dark chocolates), but that mostly just makes me want to take another gulp to get rid of it! I This is one of the better stouts I've had, and I'll surely try some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Nearly black. Great high head that clings to the glass in clumps. Velvety smooooooth, barely carbonated body, goes down like chocolate milk. Perfectly balanced mocha flavors. Nice subtley hoppy finish. Unfortonately my experience with this stuff has been inconsistent, but at its best, this is great beer.

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