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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 1800s, 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.


dabubbleboy's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Really? I think everyone has tried this beer. One of the best oatmeal stouts. Great blend of oats and barley.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Willsaar (4) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Samuel Smith does it right too often. This beer is no exception. Pours an almost opaque black, but with a subtle crimson transparency. The head is a good 2-3in thick with great cragginess. The aroma is powerful- coffee, raisin, other dried fruits, and some smoke in there as well. Mouthfeel for me is great, goes in sweet with a very slight bitterness at the end. The lacing as you diminish is great to see. This is a great after dinner instead of dessert or as a nightcap.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and sweet malts. Relatively high carbonation, medium bitterness and light mouthfeel. - with thirst, Niklas

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Classic oatmeal stout with creamy beige head and dark burgundy colour, blackish but still transparent. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, orange peel, raisins, smoked bacon, charcoal, caramel. Soft sweetish onset with the typical velvety mouthfeel of oats, light candi touch, bit smoky and meaty, with dry roasted bitterness in the end. Very appetizing stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2014
Completely dark with some dark brown hue. Big tan head. Vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Some sweetness, traces of sourness. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. Watery finish.
(Dobro Pivo Pri čurku 0,55l bottle)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (369) - - AUG 30, 2014
Gorgeous chocolate aroma with a hint of caramel. Black colour with a subtle head. Smooth and sweet taste with a subtle aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown with slight reddish hue and cinnamon colored foam. Nose of some chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is oatmeal (definitely present), chocolate, coffee. A very tasty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Very dark liquid with average tan head. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Light sourness, medium sweetness. Sweet/bitter aftertaste. Aroma of hay, touch of roastiness and a hint of instant granulated coffee. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
550mL bottle. Pours an opaque, stouty brown-black with a massive creamy mocha colored head with unparalleled retention and lacing. Nose is bakers chocolate, roasted barley, some coffee, and some of that famed Sam Smith butterscotchy goodness. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, lots of cocoa, coffee beans. roasted barley, butterscotch, vanilla, raisins. I always like these on a crisp autumn (or frigid winter) evening, however, its the end of August and the heat and humidity have died down enough to make it feel like fall is almost here, so yeah. Strangely enough, I guess I never bothered rating this before. The was the first oatmeal stout that I ever had many years ago, and it is stil teh best as well -- or damn close to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (517) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
Very dark brown color with reddish hue, average sized brownish head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, outmeal, coffee. Medium sweet taste. Finish is slightly dry. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bork (166) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Simultaneously rich and light. Filled with gentle coffee, cocoa and roasted malt. Mildly bitter short finish.


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