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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: 3205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Nice and dark, the best oatmeal stout I have ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2002
Very dark, deep ruby when held to the light. Pleasant sweetish aroma. Sweet complex taste with a clear oatmeal flavor in it. Finishes off with slight bitterness. A very enjoyable beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mchinn (22) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2002
Wonderfully sweet and dark, this stout is one of the best I’ve tasted. Much sweeter than something like Guiness...one of my faves

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jomurray99 (10) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Great stout!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 As delicious as a beer can get. I’ve only had two oatmeal stouts in my life (Young’s is still my fave) but Sam Smith has created a delighful drinking experience with this one. Hershey’s syrup and Caramilk flavours in a beer? Yes, and it works because it’s not actually ’sweet.’ Thick and wholesome ... I would love a lifetime supply of this stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2002
It’s a rich dark brocade tapestry, redolent with soft, somewhat sweet roasted flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2002
Dark brown color, big foamy head that lasts. Soft roasted aroma, some hops. Soft, oily mouthfeel, nicely blended hop and roast notes in the body and great subtle coffee notes following through into a surprisingly long palate. Semi sweet, and a little timid, but otherwise a uniquely balanced oatmeal stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2002
Yummy! Nice roasted coffee/chocolate flavor. Check out the beige head.....nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2002
Dark as night, and a great brown head that lasts. Maybe it was because I had Oatmeal on the brain, but I think I tasted oatmeal. I was a good beer, but not one of my favorite stouts. Good beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1895) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2002
That’s one tasty easy drinking stout.


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