Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3084   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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (673) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Eurospar, Thorsø. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Taste of roasted malts, brown sugar, hops, hint of chocolate. Creamy texture. Bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown - almost black - with frothy beige head. Nose is mostly smoked wood, with trace notes of barley and phenol. Some fruit creeps in on warming. Tastes of chalk and chocolate (more milk and dark), and minimal hints of plum. Maybe I purchased a dud bottle, but the complexity that is tied with this offering is missing from my pour. Watery mouthfeel. Straight forward, and well done for what it is, but too reserved to be remarkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Excellent on-style beer, bitterwsweet chocolates, hints of caramels, touch of roasty quality, nose has hints of fruit, great mouthfeel. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanelst (147) - AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2014
Dissapointing. Aroma has a faint hint of chocolate and roasty and some caramel. Taste was mildly sweet vanilla, chocolate, light smoky but most of all overly inoffensive and boring and obviously made for a mainstream audience. At the end it even tasted a bit weird/unpleasant to me. Not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 17, 2014
One of the best stouts I’ve had, pours real dark black with some light that can only be seen in the edges. Loads of malts and chocolate off the nose on this one, super silky mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and caramel malts

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
znawca (47) - POLAND - APR 15, 2014
AROMA: slight note of puke (it pursue me today), nothing else, poorly ;( ; APPEARANCE: black opaque/ ruby and clear under intensive light, very very rich, wonderful, but quite quickly dropping small-and-medium-bubble beige head, delightful lacing; TASTE:indeed sweet, low bitterness, note of sourness, malt, little roastiness, very little chocolate; PALATE: medium carbonation, also medium body, sweet-and-sour finish; OVERALL: totally normal sweet stout, I was a bit loaded while sampling , so take amendment on it; BEER’S EXPIRATION DATE: dec 2014 ANOTHER NUMBER: L13269

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was an exceptionally dark brown colored body that yields a foamy brown three finger head that lasted for most of the beer. A beautiful spider web lacing clung to the sides of the glass. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell had some chocolate up front and very strong. Once it warmed a bit some caramels and nuts came out. The taste brought back the chocolate but it seemed it was more combined with the other flavors of caramel, nuts and some light toffee as well. On the palate, it sat at/about a heavy with a dry finish and left nothing harsh on my tongue. This is not a sessionable beer despite the low ABV. Overall, I thought this was a very good beer and am glad it was as heavy as it was. This would make an exceptional dessert beer and also go well in my wife’s special chocolate cupcakes that she makes with stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (305) - ITALY - APR 14, 2014
Almost black with some reddish glares, fine creamy beige head. Roasted malts aroma, some coffee, delicate oat touch in the mouth with toasted flavors and coffee again. Good, quite dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVDL (2) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Very good. Sweeter. Not like the new high-tech stouts. Lower ABV 5.0 and very drinkable. A good choice when you want a full-bodied beer that won’t knock you out. A classic

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackafholmes (197) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from blacker Hall farm. Quite disappointed, Sam Smith usually fairly high quality. malty aroma. Dark brown with a reasonable head. Slightly smoky flavour with some fruity bitterness.

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