Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3076   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 22, 2001
Just the perfect mix of sweet/bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stonesown99 (3) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001 does not count
Very tasty. Creamy with lingering chocolate on the nose. A bit swett as others point out but quite good nonetheless.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
I think this actually is the only oatmeal stout built on a dry stout paltform, as opposed to a cream stout. Could be wrong, but I think the style category this is in is just wrong. Awesome brew. Not too far off Smithís Imperial. Actually more drinkable, but less flavorful. Very nice thickness. SMOOTH. you can feel the oils of the oats as a residue on your teeth and tongue. Seriously folks, is there motor oil in this?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Down In Flames99 (7) - USA - DEC 5, 2001 does not count
Impressive aroma. Nice head. But too sweet. I know Iím in the majority here, but the Imperial Stout was far better, IMO. More alcohol, and less sweetness. :) If your looking for chocolate taste, this is the beer for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - DEC 4, 2001
This is an excellent, classic example of the style. However, very, very rich and hard for me to finish a whole bottle. If you are a stout or porter lover, this is a must have!! Burnt, roasty, yet bittersweet, this beer is absolute perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jakeb4299 (25) - sometown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Great oatmeal flavor. Not that heavy, but you wonít mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2001
I laughed, I cried, I wished that I had bought another. A well-balanced sweet stout. Pitch black, aromatic and mouthy. Never met a Sam Smithís that I didnít like. PS. DO NOT DRINK WITH FISH. It really brings out the iodine in fish, and messes up really good trout and really good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BockMan99 (20) - lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Grap a fork and knife and dig in! This is good stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2001
Canít really get a decent head out of the bottle. However, it was still full, creamy, with hints of sweet equaled off with a nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2001
major league stout when you are in that mood

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