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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3092   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
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
Excellent beer deserving attention. Damn smooth, this beer is highly drinkable stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2002
Black. Did I mention this beer was black? Taste that lasts forever. Sweet roasted malt with plenty of hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2002
Doesnít have the burnt bitterness of the dry stouts, but it has the other flavors typical off a stout. I like it, but it doesnít floor me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Samuel smith line is one of the best around and the show no slack with this rich almost chocolate flavor stout. Great after taste that lingers. smooth and not as bitter as i would like it but it definaltey does the trick

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2002
A bottle of this was my introduction to Cream Stout. This brew pours a dark muddy brown with red highlights. The huge rocky head is the color of brown sugar, is mostly lasting, and has good lacing. The nose is roasted cereal, grain, and caramel balanced with herbs, resin, grass and earth. The flavor is heavy but balanced between bitter and sweet with roasted grains and coffee predominating. The finish is long and has a metallic feel. The full bodied brew is softly carbonated with a creamy texture. Another winner from Tadcastle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Great Stout... Creamy, thick and smooth with a unique taste. Recommended for everyone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 Clear bottles are an insult to good beer. WHy donít they switch to brown bottles like they do with the lager and IPA? This beer however, when found fresh, the other reviews say it all. Silky mouthfeel that numbs the tongue, yet very crisp. What a concept! Addictive buttery aroma of oats and molasses. A very unique bitter finish. Winey, oaty, bubblegum and a sheer joy to drink. Never has a beer eluded all other styles in its class as does this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2002
I found an old bottle of this in the kitchen yesterday and drank it today, expecting that it had gone bad, what with the clear glass and all. If this is what itís like when itís gone bad, I want some more! Very pronounced malt taste, just short of being too sweet, not much head (maybe this is where it showed its age?). Overall, very nice. Iíll get another one soon and give it a fair test. RE-RATE: A fresher (and larger) bottle this time, not as flat, but head does go away too quickly. Still, nice body, coffee notes nicely balanced by sweetness and hints of fruit. Iíd love to have this on tap some day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2003 Becoming more and more of a fan of the dark brew. Non-existent head but tremendous aroma and finish. Not something that I could handle more than one of in a sitting.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coldandhot99 (18) - Abingdon, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Creamy, rich and flavorful. A personal favorite!


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