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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: 3288   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 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3660) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Deep brown with small tan head.Great chocolate malt nose.Roasted chocolate malt flavor with toffee overtones and a hint of cherry. Great balance and body

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1232) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Not the best aroma - but thatís about the only thing wrong with this one. Great color and flavor. Seems like Sam Smith doesnít make a bad beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4962) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2003 (Bottle) Pours a nice rocky beige head with a opaque black body. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Tastes malt and strong cocoa and finishes incredibly smooth and milky. Absolutely lovely, darling!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Surprisingly Creamy taste, and appropriately sweet

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Roasty, tasty, smooth, and very palateable. Gets just a little too sweet at times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 Bottle - Dark pour, lighter head than I expected. Smells like roasted coffee. Taste was normal at first, hearty stout, but aftertaste was like milk and cream, very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2582) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Black colour. Aroma is roasty, mocha. Flavour of malt, roasted coffee, notes of chocolate, quite filling and very creamy. Finishes with a long bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5325) - 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!

4.4
   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.

3.9
   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.


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