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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13624) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (13454) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13190) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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???

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 50 cl bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Aroma of wood and roasted grain. Near opaque brown/black with ruby hilites using halogen. Decent tan head with a bit of lacing. Full mouth feel, a hint of sweet, a lot of roasted grain. Very smooth toasty drink. Nice balance of hop and grain at the end, evidencing a burnt/bitter dryness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, fruit. Flavour is roasted, coffee, fruit, hop

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12150) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
I never understood the concept of ’silky’ in a beer until I tried this one. The body is jet black, and is topped by a minimal mocha head. Rich coffee and wine(!) aroma. The flavor is a combination of mocha, malt, butter, mild chocolate, wine, and sweetness. The bitterness comes to the fore as you swallow. A delicious concoction -- this beer is one of the reasons Samuel Smith has such a great reputation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11822) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Tap. Dark brown color with medium tan head. Complex aroma of sweet grain and hops with the same flavor with sweet finish. Good combo with strong cigar.


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