Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3130   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared RW. Pours dark red/black, with a solid mocha head, great lacing. Burnt malts & coffee on the nose. Big creamy texture with dark fruits, burnt malt ending with a coffee bitterness. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours dark brown almost black ruby highlights fluffy tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, some coffee and some blackberry like esters. Flavor has lots of berry like fruit, some dark chocolate flavors. Balanced towards the sweet side however some ashy roast balances things out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Very dark, chestnut brown. Thin, sticky, tan head. Chocolate. Caramel. Some bonfire toffee. Heavy on the sweet. Light on the roast. Taste is dry, and a little bitter. A bit of sweet wriggles in. Palate is a little watery. Finishes dry, with a tang of tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartekGB (7) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
Piękna drobno pęcherzykowa piana, kolor czarny nieprzejrzysty.Aromat palony, słabo wyczuwalny. Smak kwaskowy, piwo aksamitne od płatków owsianych.Nisko wysycone. Bardzo dobre piwo :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (257) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours almost pitch black with an outstanding head, lacing and retention. Subtle nose of dark fruit (plum, raisin) with light notes of roast and chocolate as it warms. Light bodied with little texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is laid back. It consists of a blend of light roast and chocolate with a distinct mineral note. If you look for it, you can find the oat character. The finish has a slight metallic twang to it. I suspect this bottle may be old, since what I’m tasting is nothing like the other reviews here. If you don’t bother to bottle date, then the reviewer can’t take age into consideration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (578) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Aroma of roasted malt and slight sweetness. Taste is a very smooth roasted malt with a bit of chocolate and a slight sweet, very smooth finish. Not as sweet as some milk stouts, but has that smoothness. And this one is just very balanced and all around good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 27, 2014
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile. Schiuma fine e persistente, non molto abbondante. AROMA: sentori chiari di cioccolato e un lieve liquoroso. GUSTO: chiari sentori di cioccolato, accompagnati da sentori di caffč e da un leggero liquoriso. L’amaro č quasi assente per essere una stout. Retrogusto leggermente amarognolo, mediamente intenso e un po’ persistente, che stempera il dolce. Stout fresca e dissetante, estremamente equilibrata e pulita e che da discrete soddisfazioni.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magpieken (69) - - OCT 26, 2014
550ml bottle. BB ?/15. Pours a very dark, ruby brown with a dense tan head which lasted the distance and left some lacing. Gentle aroma of dark malts, coffee, molasses and sherry. Creamy, sweet taste gives way to a semi-dry finish, reminiscent of dark chocolate. Light to medium body and "silky texture". A very pleasant, easy drinking drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour black to opaque dark brown with thick tan head. Nose sweet fruit like holiday gum balls, molasses, light roast. Taste sweeter malt up front, again with the dark fruit. Only light chocolate, not much roast in the flavor. Moderate bitterness mid palate. Kind of thin for my preference in an oatmeal stout. I seem to remember this being better 20 years ago. Maybe it was my lack of experience, or maybe something has changed. Nothing off putting, but nothing spectacular either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (184) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
Buona atout, nero impenetrabile, con schiuma color caffellatte abbastanza persistente. Sentori di orzo, caffč e qualche nota fruttata. In bocca arriva il carico di tostato, qualche prugna dopo un po. Chiusura al cioccolato, per un sapore complesso. Retrogusto lievemente lattoso, con una leggerissima aciditŕ. Birra buona e da compagnia, facilmente drincabile con un corpo medio scarno.

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