Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3323   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Dark brown in color. Pours with large, tightly carbonated head - dark tan in color. Average-size nose with straightforward notes of roasted coffee and sweet malt. Crisp and medium/light palate. Flavors are not huge, but substantial - light coffee, dark but sweet chocolate.

Not a powerhouse brew, but solid quality and flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2002
This was the first Stout I had ever drank. Guess I started out the best. Caramel and nut flavors and very creamy. YUM!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 WOW!!!Dark,mahogany appearace with complex,vinous, aromas of oats,stone,iron,nuts,and HUGE roastiness.The silky looking body has a head worth putting on a mantle.The flavors match the aromas perfectly,and are just as complex.Oily,resiny,palate with a semi-dry finish.Finish loses dryness and gains caramelly,nutty,goodness.What could be better than this,as far as style?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jekoslosky99 (4) - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
This is the classic oatmeal stout. Nice palate, sweet as you would expect of an oatmeal stout, but a great balance makes it very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Fine Stout, I prefer the Imperial Stout , but this one is a fine brew also. More on the sweet side and less of a complex flavor that the Imperial, while still being a good choice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002
What can I say about Sam Smith’s oatmeal stout? This is the benchmark and progenitor of all the oatmeals you see on the market now ... the Adam and Eve of oatmeal. Rich and chewy with hints of caramel ... a beautiful creamy body sculpted from chocolate. This is a rich beer to be savored while wrapped in a sleeping bag on your back porch watching a winter sunset.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2002
HUGEly powerful and pungent stout. I love it. Salty and a bit oily, massively bitter, burnt and creamily grainy thanks to the oats which reappear in a looong finish. big and tarry and not for the faint hearted. when i’m 87 i’ll drink this stuff and talk in grunts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Very tasty. I have no idea why it took me so long to try this. I love their taddy porter and have been happy with every beer they’ve made. It’s their excellent stout, but a bit creamy due to the oatmeal. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2002

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 Wonderful appearance. Not as powerful aroma as I hoped. Very pleasant mild, sweetish and grainy flavour with notes of seaweed. A good stout.

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