Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Big thick head that is very light chocolaty brown and sits atop an ebony body. Very nice to look at. Sweet cocoa like nose along with a hint of sourness. The smell is not too profound. Begins with a little coffee. Then, sweet (but not too sweet) carmel flavors begin that lend it an almost rootbeer taste, though not as strong as a regular rootbeer flavor. That may not sound too appetizing but it really was a good beer that is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2002
blackens a gleaming goblet with an inky pour, faint embers of black cherry. head was oatmeal cookie but collapsed into the stellar blackhole. i seldom put my ear over the glass but i could hear this one sizzling like a campfire. the nose is freighted with aromatic cargo: rubber, molasses, coffee, port, anise, dates and yak blankets. delicious sweetness is borne in the gentle arms of full bodied richness, balanced hop, and understated alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Sweeter than I thought it would be. Stilll a very good stout from a superb brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
This is a great beer. Itís available in most well stocked liquor marts, so itís good for when you need a quick ígood beer fix.í It has a really good, slightly sweet initial flavor, and a great finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Very nice mouthfeel. Great flavor. So dark, that light does not pass through it. A wonderful beer in every sense of the word.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 14, 2002
The more I drink this the more boring it gets. Thereís nothing wrong with it and it does have a nice texture. I donít think thereís a lot to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 14, 2002
re-rating - 1st bootle was skunky and I had to pour it down the drain (@#&$%clear bottles), but if you get it fresh it is wonderful, one of my favorites - inviting aroma, smooth, malty sweet, but not cloying, enough bitter for balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2002
iím drinking this at a far cry from ice cold and im very impressed. very big body lots of coffe and bittersweet chocolate flavors and you can just tase the oatmeal which smooths everything out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Itís quite interesting to use oatmeal in beer. Sweet and very creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
This is my first oatmeal stout, and I donít think I was prepared for the strong sweet taste. The flavor is complex, and seemed to give hints of a winelike character. For these reasons, I couldnít refuse giving it high marks even if I didnít care for it. Will try again sometime.

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