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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3092   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

3.8
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (984) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 30, 2014
Botella de 35.5 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2012. color negro con sabores y aromas ligeros de maltas tostados con cacao y algo de café. Cuerpo medio con 5 vol. Buena en general aunque un poco falta de mayor densidad y sabores mas intensos.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de. Very dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Promising aroma of roasted malt, raisins, prunes, coffee, dark chocolate. Weak taste of roasted malt, espresso, chocolate, prunes. Not bad, but not stellar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (630) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-perfect

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BRiddoch (10) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
16 Oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours very dark with a solid light brown head which has some hang time. No odor detected. Creamy coffee taste with an earthy aftertaste. Great Beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (144) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
Dunkel bis schwarz, schaumig. In der Nase röstig, leichte Kaffeenoten, Dörrobst, Kakao. Am Gaumen Kaffee, Kakao, Milchschokolade und dunkle Früchte. Cremig, ausfüllend, recht hoch karbonisiert für ein Stout. Gut.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rotaman14 (80) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a very dark brown, with a brownish head. Full body, with a relatively light carbonation. Nose is chocolate, some dark coffee and hay. Taste is lots of coffee again, cocoa. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (69) - ponferrada, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2014
El aroma es ese olor a caramelo y un poco a chocolate, muy agradable. Intenso aroma dulce a malta tostada, chocolate, frutos secos y especias. Se aprecia la avena, la malta tostada y un amargor sutil, equilibrada con caramelo, pan tostado y frutos negros.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
makenzi (32) - SLOVENIA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 055l @ home. Pours dark brown to black with solid dark beige head. Aroma is complex roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and hops. Flavor is sweet at the begining, reisins and plums, some roasted notes, chocolate and finish plesaently light bitter. Very well balanced, light body, light carbonation. Well done!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Willsaar (7) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Samuel Smith does it right too often. This beer is no exception. Pours an almost opaque black, but with a subtle crimson transparency. The head is a good 2-3in thick with great cragginess. The aroma is powerful- coffee, raisin, other dried fruits, and some smoke in there as well. Mouthfeel for me is great, goes in sweet with a very slight bitterness at the end. The lacing as you diminish is great to see. This is a great after dinner instead of dessert or as a nightcap.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and sweet malts. Relatively high carbonation, medium bitterness and light mouthfeel. - with thirst, Niklas


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