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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3067   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark, almost black with a tan head. Pleasant aroma - toffee, nuts, coffee, although all fairly subtle. Excellent palate, smooth with carbonation that is both velvety and has prickly brightness. Some residual stickiness. Great flavour, rich and quite complex with dark toffee sweetness rounded off with some hints of bitterness, more black coffee than hops, in the finish. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dls13dls (57) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Poured from bottle...pours black with thick tan creamy head and great lacing...malt barley oatmeal and hops... kinda sweet. caramel, roasty, vanilla, Great Palate.. Slight bitterness when swallowing then it clears.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhyshewer (70) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Aroma: Roasty, cereal, vanilla, hazelnut Appearance: Dark brown/black with garnet edges. Minimal tan head. Taste: Roasty, salty, vanilla, slight sourness. Palate: Full-bodied, creamy, medium-soft carbonation with a bitter, hot finish. Overall: Like drinking velvet. Refined but slightly lacking in flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Some chocolate, roasted malts vanilla and dark fruits on the nose. Sweet chocolate and toffee flavour. Not as big as other stouts but a nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
This is an excellent oatmeal stout. Really smooth and smells like oatmeal. Pours almost black with a tan head. Way better than the rating. Ha at Mickey mantles in Oklahoma City ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (178) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Poured from bottle...pours black with thick creamy head great lacing...first beer from this brewer...very tasty stout...better as it warms...malt barley oatmeal and hops...yum glad to enjoy!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (706) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 19, 2014
BOTTLE 55CL. Look: almost black with red highlights, beige creamy head. Aroma: light roast, toast, soapy and fresh cut zucchini. Taste: light roast balanced by that soap bubble/fresh zucchini-spiced sweetness, light hop bitterness, light acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Black with caramel head. Nose is toasted oats and milk chocolate. Tastes medium sweet and light bitter and umami. Palate sticky. Carbonation is difficult to see but fairly lively. Finish light burn. Really very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (509) - ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Bottle at oatmeal stouts tasting at Beer&Beyond. Pours opaque black with a nice tan foamy head. Aroma - roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, very soft and gentle. Sweet with chocolate, coffee, nuts and caramel flavors, nice earthy bitterness. Really feeling the oats that give more depth to the beer. Rather full bodied, silky smooth in the mouth. Fun and easy drinking beer. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2651) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from local Alko, Espoo. Originally rated 19082011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, chocolate and malts.


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