Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3076   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.

DaveStroud's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Delicious oatmeal stout. I don’t feel that it has as much flavor as other Sammy Smith’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (463) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
Very dark brown color with reddish hue, average sized brownish head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, outmeal, coffee. Medium sweet taste. Finish is slightly dry. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (131) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Simultaneously rich and light. Filled with gentle coffee, cocoa and roasted malt. Mildly bitter short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Nearly opaque black-brown with a thick tan head. Smell is dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, oatmeal. Taste is slightly sweet at first, oatmeal and warm grain, becomes slightly dry; well-rounded, good body but surprisingly light. Aftertaste of cocoa, fruity hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-10-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a big and thick tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, fading over ~ 5 min to give a decent level of lacing. Smell- The aroma is big of oats and chocolate. Mixed with these are some sweeter caramel and a light vanilla aroma. A light roasted malt and coffee aroma round out the remainder of the nose creating a sweet and roasty smell overall. Taste – The taste starts out with a smooth but dry oatmeal and roasty malt taste. A bitter chocolate flavor, that comes quickly after the initial taste, begins to get sweetened as the taste advances further. Flavors of caramel and some vanilla sweeten the brew quite a bit. The brew remains relatively sweet to the end where a light earthy hop joins the flavor. In the end a pleasant sweet oaty and lightly hopped chocolate flavor are left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side for an only 5 % abv with a carbonation level that is just below average. Very nice for the stout style and letting all those great dark and malty flavors to be truly sensed by the tongue. Overall – A delicious stout that isn’t overwhelming with alcohol. It has a wonderful oat and chocolate flavor with just the right balance of sweet and hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (932) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle to 6 oz taster Molasses, wheat, light cherry, chocolate, hay, sweetgrass, and malt. Dark brown with a tinge of red and a long lasting 2 mm creamy and frothy tan head. Taste is malt, molasses, oatmeal, malt with a bit of black pepper.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Very nice malty caramel aroma. Jet black colour with nice head. Very light and hoppy up front with very big malt chocolate finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
355ml bottles, 2013 as part of a Smith sampler, again 2014/07@TriState Tasting II, courtesy of bastarda. Very dry and almost coffee-grainy rendition of an oatmeal stout, with mellow powder chocolate notes complementing a great balance of woody liquorice and spicy hops. Solid stuff given its abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Thin beige head. Milky. Caramel, chocolate, smoked, sweet, light bitterness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (65) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
shared@2nd D/F/CH TriStateTasting. Malty and tart taste, bittersweet finish, surely nicely done, but not one of my favourites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle 33cl @2ndTSRG. A dark beer with medium head, nose is on chocolate and biscuits. Aroma is on caramel, chocolate, brown bread, burnt caramel, licorice, long toasted caramel aftertaste. Less creamy than expected.

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