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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11349) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark black with dark red edges. Aroma has molasses, coffe and dark chocolate. Oily mouthfeel, slightly fresh - low carbonation. Roasted flavours dominate, some chocolate, some dry bitterness at the end. Nice and very well-balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12oz bottle–pours a rich foamy light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/roasty, secondry spice/earthy hops. Taste is sweet/rich dark malt-chocolate/roasty, lactose, secondry spice/earthy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of roast malt, grain, molasses and licorice. Rather sweet, almost sugary flavour with licorice notes.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Date: 01/01/1995
Source: Three Dollar Cafe



Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: ***4
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10826) - 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 (10805) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2009
55cl bottle dark brown, large light brown smootyh head. nice roasty aroma, roasted coffee, sweetness, brown sugar, faint licorice, faint chocolate. many notes to the aroma. flavor is roasted brown sugar, roasted grains, coffee, roasted grains. palate is a bit watery. taste is good, especially considering the low abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10642) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10540) - 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.


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