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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3190   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1982) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
550ml bottle pored into standard pint glass a: deep amber color, almost black, decent 1/2" head with nice retention, plenty of carbonation s: sweet malt, chocolate t: sweet up front with oat, chocolate, and malt. finish dry like most stouts.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heman (148) - Tychy, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Piwo jest ciemnobrunatne i bardzo nijakie w aromacie. Zamykając oczy nigdy nie domyśliłbym się, że mam do czynienia ze stout-em. Początkowo bardzo kojarzył się z lagerem, a jedyne co dało się wyczuć to drożdżowy, lekko przyprawowy zapach. Po chwili delikatnie ukazała się bardzo delikatna czekolada i jakby toffi, z lekkimi aromatami miodowymi. W smaku piwo jest bardzo jednolite, lekko kwaśne - trochę zbożowej kawy, trochę czekolady i posmaki miodowe. Żaden ze składników nie wychodzi na pierwszy plan. Piwo jest bardzo gładkie w smaku, treściwe i lekko wysycone.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (154) - - APR 18, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, some soy sauce in the background Taste: light bitter, light sweet, roasty, chocolate, floral, coffee

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (113) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Smooth creamy body without being very heavy. Silky and velvet definitely fit. Sweet flavor with a milky quality to it. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. Solid beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmarshall86 (8) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Great taste, smooth & oatmeal. Drank as a nice cold bottle. Easy to drink. Go to oatmeal stout.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikeyaponte (33) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
My favorite of the Sam Smith collection. Very good in a bottle which is the only way I could get it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Passthebeer (29) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Sweet caramel, toffee, and chocolate notes on the aroma. Black with deep red on the edges of the glass, roasted barley and sweet smooth oats slam on my palate, also slight "wild" funk. Maybe this is due to open fermentation, but adds a nice addition to the flavor of the beer. Overall a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (342) - - APR 7, 2015
Black brown colour with almost no head. Taste of rasted dark chocolate, lactose, roasted malts, herbs. A little presence of smoke in aftertaste. Complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (183) - POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się ładna beżowa piana, średnio trwała, pozostająca do końca w postaci obrączki. Barwa ciemno brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami, klarowna. W aromacie przyjemne nuty likieru czekoladowego, trufle, wanilia i delikatne espresso - przypomina to nieco "słabszego RISa". Smak świetny, czekoladowy, pralinowy, jest też kawa i rum. Odczucie w ustach średnio pełne, gładkie, wysycenie średnie do niskiego, podkreślające szlachetność trunku a jednocześnie podwyższając pijalność. Goryczka kawowo-palona, króciutka, idealna. Udany porter, skojarzenie z niskoalkoholowym RISem jak najbardziej na miejscu. Piwo jest bardzo pijalne, aksamitne, słodycz delikatna, nie zaklejająca, dobrze zbalansowana goryczką i likierowym posmakiem, ledwo wyczuwalna kwaśność od ciemnych słodów...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a pint glass..dark brown with an off-white head..aroma of roasted nuts,milk,coffee...dry,malty..not much to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2938) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Midnight black with a rich, tan head that shows excellent retention, especially for a stout. Lasts till the end of the glass, leaving lots of lacing behind. Aroma of roasted malts, deep caramel, mild burnt toffee, espresso, milled oats, & a solid back-end of grains. Nice flavor with a sweeter cocoa essence that pops out. Good creaminess, almost milky without getting that overly sweet lactose feeling. Earthy toast, caramel, oatmeal, coffee beans, & bitter cacao nibs in the finish. Good amount of carbonation; thick & pretty creamy body. Really nice oatmeal stout.


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