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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3216   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2661) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a rich deep burnt umber...tall couple fingers of tan foam. The nose has lots of chocolate, roasted malt, cola and raisin. The palate is complex and the mouthfeel is silky. Nice smoothness from the oats, roasted chocolate and a touch of dark fruit and bitterness on the late palate. Great example of the style.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (95) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle from Bayley & Sage Wimbledon. (£3.25). Quite good beer. Soft chocolate with a gentle sweetness. Samuel Smith Soft Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerslut88 (1) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paladares (14) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2015
Botella. Color negro opaco. No demasiada espuma pero mantiene una fina capa. Magnífico aroma: frutos rojos, mermelada, chocolate blanco, vainilla... En boca resulta bastante seca con notas a frutos rojos. Mucho cuerpo y deja un amargor notable. Muy completa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1808) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
500ml bottle from Sam smiths pub in Lincoln. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts. Taste starts sweet with a roasted finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Knilas (22) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
black, tan foam, bread, cereal, chocolate, coffee, roasty, licorice, vanilla, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.Thoroughly enjoyed this. A standout in my book. Highly recommended!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
poors a black color. smells of booze and roasted malt. tastes dry and roasted malt. decent mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (523) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Black with beige foam. The smell has a lot of licorice and is a bit boozy in the nose. The taste is a little boozy as well. Sweet with surprisingly little coffee with a little more chocolate. Not too strong in alcohol content. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (950) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Nice black color with inch thick tan head and red highlight. Aroma is roasted malt, a bit sweet prunes. Taste is dry, roasty, a bit fruity. Silky mouthfeel. Overall quite nice, not too heavy, but the malts are extreme. Well-priced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Negra opaca. Escasa espuma ocre. Fuerte aroma a madera, café y ligeramente a hierbabuena. Mucho cuerpo y textura cremosa, con carbonatacion media. Muy sabrosa, mezclando tabaco, caramelo, café.. Final entre dulce y amargo. Excelente.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patersoi (49) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours nice and black with dense tan head. The mouth feel is awesome, creamy and viscous. But the flavour is overpowered by the malt. Just too much to let and other flavours come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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