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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3063   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown with a small head, aroma of chocolate, honey, caramel, dried fruits and vanilla, flavor is bitter with chocolate, coffee, pretty dry, medium bodied

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (246) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a beautiful tan head and leaves lace all the way down the glass. Smell some roasted sweetness and a nutty aroma. Creamy mouth feel, very smooth. Has a unique taste and it does not have the amount of bitterness many stouts do. This is one of the best

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
roasty, chocolate, coffee, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbeatdano (42) - - MAR 13, 2014
From bottle 2013 Pour- Pours dark brown with a creamy, pillowy, tan head. Aroma- Caramel, bread, chocolate, roast malts, mild fruity smell Taste- Toasted oat, hints of bitter chocolate, raisins, and a bitter dark roasted malt taste that was not present on the nose. Aftertaste is sweet oatmeal and caramel. Palate- very creamy mouthyfeel with a nice roasted moderately bitter finish, and then a sweeter oatmeal (duh) aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. I was very surprised by this beer. It’s surprisingly light for a stout. I could drink this beer even if I was full after a meal. A good oatmeal stout I would drink again and again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Thick creamy head. Pitch black appearance. Taste is very similar to a doppelbock, sweet taste, strong carbonation, soy sauce aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
The Oatmeal Stout pours a very dark reddish brown to almost black with a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is milk and cream. The flavor is milk, cream and caramel. Overall this is a nice brew. It is rich and creamy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DearBeer2013 (35) - - MAR 8, 2014
Really good stout. Perfect balance of chocolate and regular coffee. Just another great beer by Samuel Smith.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Csrima (1) - - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
This app makes me type 75 characters in order to rate a beer so that I will remember it. I like this beer very much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6807) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm cremig, schokoladig, erdig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 550ml bottle, pours black with a decent head. Roasty oat malt, caramel, dried fruit, sweet chocolate. Body is silky smooth and the finish is balanced with sweet aftertaste. carbonation low. Nice beer.


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