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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3092   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2000
By far one of my favorite all tiem beers. This stuff is smooth as silk. The aroma is complex, rich and just incredible. The flavor takes my tongue on a ride it never soon forgets. This is the stout against which all other sweet stouts should be judged.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Very dark brown, thin light tan head; aroma like the finest Belgian chocolate mixed with Atholl Brose. I want to fall into the glass. Silky body, fruity notes of cherry, redcurrant add an interesting layer to the silky malts and chocolate overtones. Sweet, luscious finish. One of those beers that leaves you at a loss for words. The classic oatmeal stout - depth without compromising stylistic adherence.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2000
Maybe not the best beer in the world but it is good. Nice and sweet

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2000
Very nice, smooth stout.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2000
A good stout, but I donít care for the amount of carbonation. Sort of like a stale soda. But, my bottom line is this is no match for Guinness, which in my humble opinion is the true King of Beers. Just confirmed what I already knew, no one makes a better stout than the Irish!

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2000
I hesitate to give this a bad rating, in light of what everyone else thought. But honestly, I though this was too sweet, and had a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Feel free to disagree, Iím in the minority here obviously.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2000
This is arguably one of SSís top 3 brews. A superb big, bold stout but at the same time, extremely SMOOTH. It is sweeter than Guinness ( appropriate for an Oatmeal Stout), but does finish with a moderate amount of hop and roasted malt bitterness and dryness. Very classy and enjoyable! Once again, however, watch for the skunk due to the clear bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 5, 2000
Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2000

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2000
Excellent stout. I like this better than Murphyís, but not quite as much as Guinness Extra Stout.


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