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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3078   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3923) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with steady low ehad and medium body. Aroma of torf and malt. Taste of torf, earth, leaves, woods, chocolate and mild coffee. Light dusty and roasty / smokey hints. Not a bad one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Aromas of a scotch ale? Yeah I know that's weird, especially for a O.S. ... bb Nov 14 l13240. head retention around the rim, it has a high sweetness, low carbonation. Smooth but water mouth feel. It doesn't help being shipped from England to Australia, I'm drinking at room temp of 17 degrees. I'm not really satisfied. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2014
Tömör és világos bézs színű habja rátelepszik a sötét főzetre, melyből intenzív, pörkölt gabonás illat árad némi vaníliás beütéssel. Ez a visszafogott, süteményes édesség ízében is megjelenik, és kiegészül egyfajta égetett cukros, karamellás jelleggel, mely mintegy ellensúlyként szolgál az erőteljes, stoutos karakterhez.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a very nice dark brown with tan head. Oats, spice, roasted malt, and some chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice roasted character.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (308) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
550 ml bottle to a tulip. Opaque black with 2 finger creamy tan head and a bit of lacing. Some sweet roasted maltiness and toffee notes. Excellent mouth feel, smooth, well balanced. The original modern oatmeal stout sets a high standard. Would like to try a coffee version... Like "Mother's milk"!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1242) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2014
550ml bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield served at refrigerator temperature. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a bit of a foamy tan head. Aroma has caramel, molasses, some chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. Later after it warmed, the chocolate became more of a player, and the molasses less. Taste is sweet caramelly malts, bakers chocolate, some roast and some anise. Quite dry and actually light-ish, once it was closer to British temperature. Finishes sweetly with some roasty bitterness. Perhaps a bit thin. Solid offerning.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bufordbrewer (19) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours one inch tan head. Very sweet alcohol smell. Coffee, roasty, toffee, all very smooth and sweet. Very slight bitterness on the back of the throat aftertaste. Sweetest stout I have tasted, and fills the belly well. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshBatchelor (1) - - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
1 inch light brown head, dissipates slowly. Light oatmeal scent with a hint of spice from yeast. Very light alcohol aroma. Light-medium malt taste at onset. Light fizzy carbonation on tongue after drinking. Light bitterness from hops on aftertaste without taste. Extremely chill, very smooth, flavor, overall.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jdobbs (374) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Flavour is a bit metallic, with oats, roast and some lactic acid providing a hint of undesirable sourness. Still decent, but nothing memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, 550 ml. Pours very very dark ruby with more than a finger of creamy beige head. Thick lacing, and the head retains well. Aroma of roasted, cereal-y malts, and a big dark chocolate presence, along with a big hit of golden syrup and some smaller fruitier notes, specifically dark fruits and a small note of orange. Roasted malt base in the taste is sublter, and the cereal is more confined to the after taste, with chocolate, honey, dark fruits, spices and a slight prick of hoppy bitterness too. Body is a bit thinner and more watery than advertised yet the taste manages to retain it’s complexity, minimal carbonation helping in this regard. Very easy yet flavorful drinking, and rather warming for a 5%.


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