Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3100   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 1800ís, 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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beertholomeus (823) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours black with a 2 inch tan head. Smells of malts and caramel with notes of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee. Creamy and slightly bready with a full body and a dry finish. A fantastic oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Runningonempty (4) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
opaque with a tan head that doesnít dissipate too quickly but couldíve hung around a tad longer. I like the hint of caramel aroma. Solidly medium sweet for an oatmeal stout with a light to medium hit of bitter in the middle that I think gives way back to the sweet on the finish. Itís not the fullest bodied oatmeal stout but still delivers a creamy enough texture to live up to its heritage. Iím glad those Tadcaster Yorkshiremen revived the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Oatmeal stout is amazing. One of sam smiths very best. Excellent aroma and has a nice hops associated with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
This is probably the best of Sammy Smith. Great drinkability with just the right amount of aftertaste. Small bubbles and good consistency in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
355ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a dark brown almost black color (amber tones against light) forming a medium and bubbled beige head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains forever on the top S: Great smell of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar, oatmeal and roasted malts. Notes of brown bread and yeasts T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upftont. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar, oatmeal. Quite malty beer. Mild roasted bitter end M: Medium creamy body. A bit molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. One of the best British beers Iíve ever had [ BA Review @ 5/24/2011 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HourGlass13 (76) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, and hops. Flavor is sweet but thin and watery , and very hoppy for a stout. No body or texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Utah Liquor store park city. Pours coca-cola brown with a thin brown head. nice molasses notes on the nose. smooth mouthfeel which makes sense given the oatmeal. I donít get a ton of lactose but I do get a nice molasses note from the malt. finishes clean. Itís a glorious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (391) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Black / brown complexion with generous tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, molasses and wet grasses. Flavour is bitter but leaning to the sweet side. Velvet mf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1016) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 30, 2014
Botella de 35.5 cl en el lķpulo en octubre de 2012. color negro con sabores y aromas ligeros de maltas tostados con cacao y algo de cafť. Cuerpo medio con 5 vol. Buena en general aunque un poco falta de mayor densidad y sabores mas intensos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4700) - 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.

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