Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malt, oats, pine, flavors of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, marshmallows, oats, pine, creamy texture, great balance, high drinkability, one of the best stouts ive had

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (46) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Tan head resting over deep dark brown voluptuous body. Residual lacing all the way down the glass. Sweet aroma of molasses, caramel, and roasted malt with an earthy coffee scent. Taste is as complex as the nose. Chocolate and nutty coffee smoothed out with slight spicy bitterness. Well-balanced stout that leaves a silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
craven5000 (101) - Westville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2014
A brown head over an opaque, pitch black body. Silky smooth and slightly oily mouth feel. Slightly bitter finish. Maybe a bit roasted but pretty much bland. Not offensive or pleasurable. A single premium bottle disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Przylus (72) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Aromat winogronowo winny. Wyczuwalne żelazo. Barwa ciemnobrunatna, klarowne. Piana drobna, brązowa, długa. W smaku czekolada deserowa, trochę kawa i ponownie żelazo. Goryczka średnia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (154) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Noire avec petite mousse marron claire, uniquement anneau persistant. Aromatique sur le sucré, chocolat. Toastage relativement peu présent. Fruitée (fruits rouges je dirais). Légère sensation liquoreuse. En bouche bien plus sucrée qu’attendu. Léger coté fumé. Petite amertume et sécheresse en fin de bouche. Houblonnage ressenti en fin de bouche. L’une des mieux notées dans ce style... décidément pas vraiment le mien, mais bonne bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bochi (2) - Münster, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Ein tiefschwarzes Bier mit Cappuccinoartigem Schaum. Aroma: Röstmalz, Tonkabohne, Karamell aber dennoch kein schweres Bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (365) - 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 (278) - 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 (93) - - 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

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