Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3131   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Carmel, coffee and hay aromas coupled with a resin that lingers in the nose. Black with an amber tint when held up to the light. Also impressively clear in appearance. Minimal brown head. Heavy sweet taste with a light bitter finish. Very Good!! Medium body on the palate with a thick texture. Flat carbonation (which works very well) with a pleasanty, lingering finish. Absolutely among the finest beers I have ever tasted!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (360) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
0,55 bottle consumed in Kosovo with huge thanks to Jacquie, my English friend. Pours black with brown reflexes, small ivory foamy head. Nose: roasted coffee beans, hidden fresh cheese. Mouth: cold frappe coffee, balanced and neutral bitterness. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (272) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Aromas of fruit, caramelized bananas, chocolate, espresso. Pours dark with a nice dense lacing foam. Slick, roast, smooth, decent bitterness, caramel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (144) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours black with a frothy, tan head that lingers. Aromas of roasty malt, chocolate, molasses and dates. Flavor is medium sweet with a fairly mild flavor up front that then blossoms into strong, chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Finishes with a long, dry, roasted malt bitterness. Medium-light body with a thinnish mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, although not complex, what it does it does exceptionally well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (92) - - DEC 11, 2014
Good oatmeal beer that feels like an after dinner cigar to some, a good finisher to others. Oatmeal stout is always fun. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
smokey bacon, aroma. appear total black without any head. taste light bitter. average carbonation full bodied. short finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavá čierna farba, bublinková, hnedá pena, celkom držala. Vôňa sladká, sladová, s jemnými tónmi kvetín. V chuti čokoláda, jemne pražené slady, káva, kakao. Telo stredne plné, nižšia nasýtenosť. Veľmi zaujímavý stout. Som prekvapený.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (653) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
0,355 l bottle, bought at Grebnhan´s, Bremen. Pours out BLACK with a big head. Berriefruits and coffee on the nose. Taste starts with more coffee, then it´s gonna be sweet berriefruits. Later shortly with coffee followed by the fruity sweetness. Little bit too sweet. Dry dark choco aftertaste. Not that heavy stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1218) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
deep dark brown colour, dense, creamy brown head; complex aroma of chocolate, dried fruits like plum and maybe raisin, hints of apple, oatmeal, minimal herbal notes and some coffee; taste of chocolate, mild roasted coffee, vanilla,dried fruits and some herbal liqueur notes; minimal sourness in the sweet aftertaste; excellent sweet stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SKCwillie (26) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Dark pour with tan head. Slightly sweet aroma. Hints of coco, caramel, and molasses. Sweeter than expected but pleasant. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (347) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours dark brown with medium tan head out of bottle. Good aroma of oats, roasted cocoa with hint of vanilla. Good flavor but not as much body as expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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