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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 3130   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 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Nothing to say about it, just a great oatmeal stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Yes, we have a winner. A SUPREME example of a oatmeal stout. Hearty and strong in flavor, yet smooth going down. A absolute cruxible for beer tasters. If you do not like this, then youíre not one for stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elickd (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2002 does not count
One of the finest beers ever created. If you drank one that seemed lackluster, suspect it sat on a shelf too long. Iíll not repeat whatís already been said a hundred times; itís a great, complex, rich, beer. Go try one. Now!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
Attention US microbrewers of oatmeal stouts: this is what it is supposed to be like.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 Delightful roasted chocolate malt syrup…Boiling caramel and keeping the vapor which arises from the pot…A dash of honey with some licorice...Quaffable grapes in a thinner than usual stout body...

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
All the Sam Smiths beers used to be MUCH better when the Samuel Smith brewery was independent and you could find Sam Smith pubs throughout London. The new brews from Tadcaster just are not the same: they are pale imitations of the original.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Excellent look, scent, and flavor...one of my favorites. A toasted/caramel aroma leads into a smooth, sweet flavor. An excellent stout. Ding!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
I was given one of these in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert in 1990. Bud/Miller/Coors has not passed my lips since. Black color with a creamy tan head. Very light roast in the nose. Very light and drinkable for a stout and the low ABV means you can drink them all night. Perfect for winter drinking sessions.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wdfod99 (4) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
Nice frothy head,smooth flavor and creamy mouthfeel. Try serving with frosted miniwheats instead of chips or pretzels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsradcliffe99 (6) - USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
An excellent, nice dark beer and not as heavy and the color indicates. Smooth finish and not at all filling. One of my favorite.


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