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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3075   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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2007
Black in colour, with a burnt roats maly nose, a deep roast malt and coffe tones with a a little bitter and a long roast finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Nice creamy tan head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma is sweet with hints of coffee. Taste is malty and a touch of caramel and coffee. Good palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Pitch black with creamy brown head. Roasted malts - nice chocolate/caramel & coffee. Both aroma and taste - very enjoyable. Smooth pleasant creamy body & mouthfeel. Light bitter roast end. Overall quite simple - but very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. I’ve always thought of Sam Smith’s as quite a small brewery so I can’t believe the number of ratings this beer has. Not that it is a bad beer, quite the opposite. Pours black with a cream colour head. Lots of roasted malt aromas including coffee, chocolate, cereals and liquorice. Good im mouth with a good dryness to balance the slight sweetness of the malts with a good finish. Excellent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle, 5% at KØ09. Dark brown colour. Mild malty flavour, dark malt. Low bitterness. Good mouthfeel, nicely chewy, but the carbonation is a little high. Subtle but very nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13357) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle 35,5 cl. Dark brown - big offwhite head. Burned, roasted, raisins, chokolate, sweet. Good but not enough power.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2005
Bottled. Looks delicious, brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma of coffe, milk-chocolate and salty licorice. Flavor much the same. Full bodied and with some dry bitterness in the end. (051104)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Bottled (BB 03/2009)
Dark ruby color, almost opaque color, firm beige creamy head. Roasted malty and chocolaty, a bit sticky aroma. Chocolaty, lightly toasted malty, a bit sweet beer. Almost like beer with wheat (=banana fruity), so propably it is oat doing a job.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Very dark brown, thin light tan head; aroma like the finest Belgian chocolate mixed with Atholl Brose. I want to fall into the glass. Silky body, fruity notes of cherry, redcurrant add an interesting layer to the silky malts and chocolate overtones. Sweet, luscious finish. One of those beers that leaves you at a loss for words. The classic oatmeal stout - depth without compromising stylistic adherence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2004 Dark brown collor with a light creamy head. Has a rich smooth taste with a creamy finish. Great beer!


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