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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blastomorpha (57) - - MAR 6, 2016
Very dark and with a eleganbt beige head of very little bubbles. Aroma is a bit of a let down thogh, just the canonical roasted malts and coffe. Given that, in the mouth is surprising instead. It’s a full-bodied beer that, with the aid of a medium carbonation, envelops the tongue with a very pleasant silky texture and flavours of roasted coffe, spices and caramel, with a nice smoky finish. Very well balanced and easy to drink with big sips.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danfontaine (41) - - MAR 3, 2016
Roasted malts, coffee, creamy on the nose, no hop aroma. Very dark. Probably a 35-36. Light tan head dissipated quickly Sweet roasty malts up front with bitterness balancing out the mid palate and finish. I get some hip bitterness but think most is from the coffee flavors from the roasting. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated Nice beer, well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1926) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle 55cl. Poured into a shaker. Almost opaque deep ruby brown, tall frothy tan head, good retention, heavy lacing; aroma roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, dried dark fruits, hint of smoke; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, malty, milk chocolate, light licorice, smoky/meaty, with average duration, light bittersweet finish, spicy and chocolate notes; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; smooth, well-balanced and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (841) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
Sort/brun Sweet Stout med flot tætskummende moccafarvet skumkrone på 2-3 cm. Rolig og ufiltreret. Toppen svinder til kant og overflade. Aromaen er sødligt præget af chokolade-noter, havregrød, ristet malt og lidt fugtig kælderaroma. Rigtig fin. Smagen er bittersød i en meget fin balance. Noter af chokolade og ristet malt. Middel bitter og lille sødme. Velsmagende. Fin middel fyldig krop og rund blød mundfølelse. Middel karboneret og en næsten cremet konsistens. Afslutningen er bittersød og let syrlig samt kort. Overall: Der er simpelthen så pokkers meget god smag i disse beskedne 5,5 % ABV. Smagsmæssigt fås det vist ikke bedre, hvis alkoholprocenten ikke skal højere op. Dejligt bekendtskab. 550 ml, flaske, 5.5 % ABV, BB: 10/2015, købt i Barley Wine i CPH City. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (421) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Smooth, silky, mild roast, light chocolate... easy drinking, well balanced, bitter sweet. Simple and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2016
Un bel colore mogano con abbondante e pannosa schiuma nocciola. Al naso sentori di torrefatto, marsala, cioccolato al latte ed un iniziale sentore di solvente. In bocca è un tappeto di seta, morbida e sinuosa con un toffee che si spalma sulla lingua in modo garbato. Il retrogusto è di caffè e muffin al cioccolato con delicate note balsamiche e legnose. Il finale è tendenzialmente dolce, ma con un buon equilibrio

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black colour with tan head. Aroma is sweet with some roastiness. Taste is about the same with a silky mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2016
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 06/01/2016. BBD: 05/2016 Color negro, aromas torrefactos, sabor cafe, cacao, cuerpo medio sedoso.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fafnoscie (101) - POLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Piwo czarne, z obfitą pianą która utrzymuje się do samego końca. W zapachu kawa, gorzka czekolda, masło a nawet trochę wanilli - bogactwo aromatu. W smaku lekko alkoholowe i czuć lekko banan. Smak jest bardzo złożony. Piwo w piciu sprawia wrażenie gęstego, może to za sprawą użytych różnego rodzaju słodów zbożowych. Niewielka goryczka. Piwo bardzo pijalne. Super stout !

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Turtle_Power (1) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
I love this beer! I’m usually into wheat beers and lighter tasting types but this beer is my new favorite. Very malty, creamy and thick, great taste and feel like you are drinking a true thick beer. Smooth all the way through and only a tiny bit of bitterness at the end but nothing like a normal dark or bock. Of you like the smoothness, thickness, and non bitter taste of wheat beers this will be tour new favorite.


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