Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3192   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
What can I say as reviewer #432? Generally, I like to be able to see light comin' through the other side of my beer glass, but the occasional stout's fine. This is a real English stout, by which I mean that aroma and flavor components include all the traits one would expect from a good English ale - fruity, bready yeast, toffee notes, and a clean herbal hop bite. This, of course, in addition to the smooth stout palate, the hints of burnt toast, and the deep color and creamy head. It almost tastes like a blended beer, with both ale and stout in the mix. Anyhow, its very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (85) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Had a run in with my first American ’milk stout’ recently and found it too sweet and cloying, but I’ve gotten back on that horse and tried this one from the same category, and I’m much happier. This is a full flavored but somewhat thin bodied stout which is not noticeably sweet and has a mildly bitter finish. The oats do the trick here in a fine, subtle brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (338) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Pours black with a large light brown head which largely remains. Aroma is caramel and raisins. Taste is chocolate, hop bitterness and some malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a slightly abrupt finish. Bit thin but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heman (148) - Tychy, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Piwo jest ciemnobrunatne i bardzo nijakie w aromacie. Zamykając oczy nigdy nie domyśliłbym się, że mam do czynienia ze stout-em. Początkowo bardzo kojarzył się z lagerem, a jedyne co dało się wyczuć to drożdżowy, lekko przyprawowy zapach. Po chwili delikatnie ukazała się bardzo delikatna czekolada i jakby toffi, z lekkimi aromatami miodowymi. W smaku piwo jest bardzo jednolite, lekko kwaśne - trochę zbożowej kawy, trochę czekolady i posmaki miodowe. Żaden ze składników nie wychodzi na pierwszy plan. Piwo jest bardzo gładkie w smaku, treściwe i lekko wysycone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (161) - - APR 18, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, some soy sauce in the background Taste: light bitter, light sweet, roasty, chocolate, floral, coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (121) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Smooth creamy body without being very heavy. Silky and velvet definitely fit. Sweet flavor with a milky quality to it. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmarshall86 (8) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Great taste, smooth & oatmeal. Drank as a nice cold bottle. Easy to drink. Go to oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikeyaponte (36) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
My favorite of the Sam Smith collection. Very good in a bottle which is the only way I could get it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Passthebeer (29) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Sweet caramel, toffee, and chocolate notes on the aroma. Black with deep red on the edges of the glass, roasted barley and sweet smooth oats slam on my palate, also slight "wild" funk. Maybe this is due to open fermentation, but adds a nice addition to the flavor of the beer. Overall a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 7, 2015
Black brown colour with almost no head. Taste of rasted dark chocolate, lactose, roasted malts, herbs. A little presence of smoke in aftertaste. Complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (192) - POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się ładna beżowa piana, średnio trwała, pozostająca do końca w postaci obrączki. Barwa ciemno brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami, klarowna. W aromacie przyjemne nuty likieru czekoladowego, trufle, wanilia i delikatne espresso - przypomina to nieco "słabszego RISa". Smak świetny, czekoladowy, pralinowy, jest też kawa i rum. Odczucie w ustach średnio pełne, gładkie, wysycenie średnie do niskiego, podkreślające szlachetność trunku a jednocześnie podwyższając pijalność. Goryczka kawowo-palona, króciutka, idealna. Udany porter, skojarzenie z niskoalkoholowym RISem jak najbardziej na miejscu. Piwo jest bardzo pijalne, aksamitne, słodycz delikatna, nie zaklejająca, dobrze zbalansowana goryczką i likierowym posmakiem, ledwo wyczuwalna kwaśność od ciemnych słodów...

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