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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3076   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 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2001
I really enjoyed this beer. It was just the thing that I craved after a wonderful dinner. The great thing about this beer is that it acted like a sweet destert, yet wasnít terrbily filling. I look forward to trying other products by Samuel Smtih.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2158) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2001
Pitch black without dominant ashen aromas or flavors, instead there are pleasant carmel, deep roast and doughy yeast. The creamy oatmeal mini-foamed malt is well-balanced by a medium bitter that nicely continues to follow the lingering sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2001
You can almost taste the oats in your mouth. I swear I had to pick one out of my teeth. Damn good stuff; even if you donít like stouts, give this one your attention.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cruz22499 (20) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2001
Now this is what I call a world class beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 I am not a stout fan, but this one is like eating candy. Roastiness is not overdone.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Update to my previous rating (which was nothing at all): black color, modest charcoal head with beautiful lacing around the glass, sweet nose with notes of toasted oats, licrorice & a touch of brandy, medium body, very smooth, flavors of sweet malts, licrorice, toasted oats & a hint of cream, smooth finish with a little bit of a bitter bite, an excellent oatmeal stout

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - SEP 20, 2001
Smooth, Smooth, Smooth. Aftertaste has the perfect taste.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
holly shit,i loved it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2001
awesome stout...not as bitter as some other stouts.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2001
The bitter/burnt flavor grows on one; however, the mouthfeel doesnít work for me - it seems thin and syrupy, as a couple of others have said. Having drunk this beer a couple of times, I am considerably less impressed with it than the majority of raters are.


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