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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3062   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beertholomeus (670) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
550 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a medium, long lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a bittersweet finish. Medium body with a silky smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice sweet stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
911lin (15) - - JUL 5, 2014
Although it is not my favorite style, the thickness and cereal palate since the first sip reminds me of its fine quality.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUL 3, 2014
Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma is toasty but with a very odd sickly sweet smell that I can't put my finger on. It is a bit off putting. Taste is roast malt, hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Really earthy one with some milky moments, cereals and some malt. Drinkable, maybe a bit thick but also quite watery. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with steady low ehad and medium body. Aroma of torf and malt. Taste of torf, earth, leaves, woods, chocolate and mild coffee. Light dusty and roasty / smokey hints. Not a bad one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TourDeBeer (104) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Aromas of a scotch ale? Yeah I know that's weird, especially for a O.S. ... bb Nov 14 l13240. head retention around the rim, it has a high sweetness, low carbonation. Smooth but water mouth feel. It doesn't help being shipped from England to Australia, I'm drinking at room temp of 17 degrees. I'm not really satisfied. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2014
Tömör és világos bézs színű habja rátelepszik a sötét főzetre, melyből intenzív, pörkölt gabonás illat árad némi vaníliás beütéssel. Ez a visszafogott, süteményes édesség ízében is megjelenik, és kiegészül egyfajta égetett cukros, karamellás jelleggel, mely mintegy ellensúlyként szolgál az erőteljes, stoutos karakterhez.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a very nice dark brown with tan head. Oats, spice, roasted malt, and some chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice roasted character.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (289) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
550 ml bottle to a tulip. Opaque black with 2 finger creamy tan head and a bit of lacing. Some sweet roasted maltiness and toffee notes. Excellent mouth feel, smooth, well balanced. The original modern oatmeal stout sets a high standard. Would like to try a coffee version... Like "Mother's milk"!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2014
550ml bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield served at refrigerator temperature. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a bit of a foamy tan head. Aroma has caramel, molasses, some chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. Later after it warmed, the chocolate became more of a player, and the molasses less. Taste is sweet caramelly malts, bakers chocolate, some roast and some anise. Quite dry and actually light-ish, once it was closer to British temperature. Finishes sweetly with some roasty bitterness. Perhaps a bit thin. Solid offerning.


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