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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3310   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2016
My gateway stout. Blackstrap molasses as well as chocolate. Pours nearly jet black with a tan head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
szymonskc (335) - Skórcz, POLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Aromat intensywny, śliwki w czekoladzie, lekka paloność. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, delikatne przebłyski pod światło. Piana beżowa, obfita, dość gęsta, krótkotrwała. Piwo pełne w smaku, na pierwszym planie palone słody, gorzka czekolada. W tle trochę kakao, śliwki. Przyjemny, lekki finisz z lekko paloną niską goryczką. Wysycenie niskie. Piwo bardzo dobre, gdyby goryczka była trochę wyższa, byłoby jeszcze lepiej.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (205) - - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Above average carbonation. Rich and flavorful, belies relatively low ABV 5.0. Slightly sweet. Prominent caramel and toffee flavors. Very smooth, well finished, with no off-flavors. Very drinkable. Distinct toffee flavored finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gasfactory (4) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
Dark pour almost no head, smooth silky mouth. Plenty of flavor malty with fruit flavor, somewhat like raisins

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a big frothy tan head, aroma has roast malt and dark chocolate, taste has chocolate, dark fruits, robust roast, bitter chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2106) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Black. Nose of light fruit, black olives, faintest of brown sugar and mild roast. Flavor is gentle roast with faint black olive and mild fruit. Lingering fruit, brown sugar and roast. All aspects su the and we’ll layered.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hauxe (261) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Rated rom old notes. Full bodied and silky sweet. Aroma is malty with fruity undertones, although the fruit is less evident in the taste. Robust in body and rich in taste. Sweet, but not excessively so; well balanced and a personal favorite. No doubt full of healthy fiber. Best enjoyed warm - about 15c or low 60f

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1885) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a good tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit with bit of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, oatmeal and trance of chocolate. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Fully body, thick and creamy. Hard to beat a classic beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (264) - SPAIN - DEC 20, 2015
Big brownish frothy head with good retention. Clear mahogany colour. Aroma is ripe dark fruit (prune), chocolate, slightly spicy. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, slightly milky with some diacetyl. Slightly sticky palate. It evolves more diacetyl as the time goes by.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
menlogreg (8) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
on my top 10 list. Silky smooth, dark colors and mild flavor. Not too sweet like some in this class.


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