Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso. Very light and thin, just a bot of smoky chocolate and that’s about it. Pretty simple stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19385) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie (he liked it). Pours ruby-brown with a dense, beige cream head. Lacto roast aroma. Medium sweet flavor, slight burnt sugar, dark fruitiness, lacto sugar sweetness, faint cocoa. Light to medium in body with average, smooth carbonation. Sweet finish, more lacto sugars, faint cocoa roast, faint chocolate. A very solid beer overall. Glad to finally get around to having/rating it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark, almost black, with a nice brownish head. Aroma is malty, nutty and creamy, with chocolate and cocoa. Flavr is malty and well, and the nutty and creamy touches are there. Some vanilla, some milk. I like this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and light smoky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 100910

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17351) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17298) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm cremig, schokoladig, erdig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle at the Cittie of Yorke (£5.50 - BE WARNED!) - 29/10/12. Mid black with a thick creamy tan head. Good lacing ensues. Roast malt, treacle toffee, light barley/oats on the nose. Taste follows allied to some molasses and leather. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Ok stout - don’t understand why this beer attracts such high ratings???

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16989) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16529) - 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)

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