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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3310   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 Deep dark and creamy pour. The creamy head faded far to fast. A nice aroma of chocolate and coffee. Slightly sweet, medium body, creamy texture. Very light alchoholic finish. Great balance. Very nice brew!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - FEB 18, 2003
dark with a good head on it. not very creamy. buttery and bitter with not much after taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2003
wonderful dark colored beer with a thick slowly dissipating head. Bitter & sweet taste with mild aftertaste. My first & not last oatmeal stout

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Unpleasant aroma. Very dark color. Flavor was kinda sweet, slightly bitter, and it felt slightly creamy in the mouth. I dont think these kinds of beers are for me.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 15, 2003
Dark brown colour, nice pale brown head. Disappointing aroma, but the taste is wonderful, with a bittersweet complexity. Another great beer from Samuel Smiths!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Sweeter than normal, I like it! A slight metalic taste, but I'm thinking that was just this bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
A very enjoyable oatmeal stout. THe Samuel Smith Old Brewery does not disappoint with this brew. One of the best available here in the NW!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Great looking and tasting beer. Tastes like it has more alcohol than it really does. Awsome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2003
Perfect (I mean perfect - creamy, lacy) fluffy brown head. Dark but not opaque. Sweet, roasty malt notes in nose. Smooooooooth as silk ... rich roast, sweetness, a little bitterness on the finish (barely). You could drink several litres of this stuff without much fuss. Divine. If only this was available in place of Guinness!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 A very nice stout, and certainly a staple of the stout diet, being easily found. Not TOO sweet, and less emphasis on the coffee/chocolate flavors in a sweet stout is a nice change of pace.


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