Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
I was really suprised to discover that the glass bottle was clear glass...heh heh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2002
Very black. Instransparent. Roasty, creamy, softly malty. Medium bitterness. Wonderfully balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2002
My first oatmeal stout, and rather different from what I expected. I don’t know if the light got to it in the clear bottle or not, so that may affect my impression.

Dark, perfectly black stout color. Tan head that didn’t last long. The beer is a lot more hearty and thick in appearance than in the taste and mouthfeel, which I found surprisingly thin and watery. I was hoping for chocolate or candied taste like what I got in the Smith imperial stout, though I mainly got a light roasty, burnt, woody taste. A pleasant flavor overall. Finishes really smooth but uneventful. Aroma reminded me slightly of sniffing a red wine, though also like the aroma of Anchor Porter. Gets a little more robust in taste as it warms. With more of a chocolatey bite to it, I might not tell the difference between this and the Anchor Porter.

Anyway, a pretty good beer that I could definitely come back to once in a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kburns99 (7) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
I’m a big fan of stouts and this is a smooth and easy going one to enjoy. It isn’t as thick though as a Guinness or Murphy’s Irish Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2002
Very smooth nice creamy head.I think the bottle I had may be old.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 14, 2002
This beer is very good, but it lacks head and mouth feel. The beer is more like a Double Bock than a Stout.. Just my opinion.. The beer is very thin for a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2004 Bottle. Dark brown color with a lasting foamy light brown head. A toasted malt and bready aroma with chocolate highlights. Sweet, creamy smooth, and slightly dry at the finish. A touch of tart fruit in the flavor which accompanies the toasted malts, caramel, and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Creamy,smooth,nice roasted and chocolate balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2002
wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2002
Great tasting stout, nice dark color, wonderful malt and chocolate flavors, and easy to find as well. great beer.

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