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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown/black with a large light brown head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted barley, some hops. Taste is roasted barley, coffee, sweet malts, smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
35.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a slowly collapsing tan head. Mild roasted and smooth malt aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Acidic roasted malt with a light smoke flavour. Light coffee-ish note too. Light acidic and mild smoke finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2003
A black beer with a fine light brown head. The flavor is fruity, roasted, and oaty. The flavor is sweet with a slight but nice bitterness and notes of fruit, oats, and roasted malt. A very nice stout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 55 cl) Pitch black with a neat, little brownish head. Roasted, malty aroma. Quite light in body, notes of roasted/burned malts that don’t leave any real bitterness though. Appears smooth with an unusual underlying slightly tart note. Could be the oats. Unusual. 050201

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
Bottled. Brown coloured with a solid beige head. Fruity aroma with roated notes and notes of nuts. Flavour of nuts and fruits with roasted notes. Big disappointment, tastes like a bad home brew !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Bottled. Deep rubyish black colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is pleasantly smoked wood with some hops and malts. Flavour is roasted malts, smoked wood and some slight acidicness. Quite pleasant, though the flavour is quite a dissappointment.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19967) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2002
Very black. Instransparent. Roasty, creamy, softly malty. Medium bitterness. Wonderfully balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a longlasting creamy tan head. Fruity roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of caramel. Roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Smooth malty chocolate finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
23rd March 2008
Silky smooth stout with a nice balance of sourish malt, lightly toasted malt and a little fruitiness, Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
Dark heart, brown head. Peculiar aroma: liquorice, curaçao, brandy, phenol, Porto, apples. God body, smooth and harmonious, but less interesting than the aroma lets hope. Perfectly balanced, leading to a correct final. Similar to, but poorer, than my favorite <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/ShowBeer London Porter.


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