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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3195   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 1800ís, 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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (271) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
pours an almost opaque brown with a huge tan head.aroma is malty and nutty.flavor is bittersweet and has a wonderful creamy texture to it.lots of beautiful lacing on my glass.heavy bodied and so drinkable.has a slight bitter finish.this is definitely a top tier oatmeal stout.had it many times and will continue enjoying this.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (1150) - USA - MAY 7, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Stout with oatmeal flavour and rich texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Manslow (246) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Butelka. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, piana średnia. Aromat lekko drożdżowy, karmel. Smak czekolady, łagodne w piciu.Nagazowanie średnie. Przeciętne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (167) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
I am suprised to see this is only 5%. It seems thicker and stronger than that. This was actually one of the first non-swill beers I started drinking, which got me looking into microbrews and expanding my knowledge of imports.....sampling new beers, learning about brewing, etc. Has a dark appearance with decent tan-mocha head. Tastes of malts and oats.......sweet and nutty. Could be one of the best Oatmeal Stouts out there.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (87) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Had a run in with my first American ímilk stoutí recently and found it too sweet and cloying, but Iíve gotten back on that horse and tried this one from the same category, and Iím much happier. This is a full flavored but somewhat thin bodied stout which is not noticeably sweet and has a mildly bitter finish. The oats do the trick here in a fine, subtle brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (347) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Pours black with a large light brown head which largely remains. Aroma is caramel and raisins. Taste is chocolate, hop bitterness and some malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a slightly abrupt finish. Bit thin but not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heman (149) - 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 składnikůw 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 (166) - - 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 (126) - 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 (36) - 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


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