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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3067   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Thick creamy head. Pitch black appearance. Taste is very similar to a doppelbock, sweet taste, strong carbonation, soy sauce aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3738) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamf (41) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle . Pours black, with almost white, nice head. Some chocolate in aroma. Taste reminds of sweet black coffee with caramel sirup, served chill.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a completely opaque black with a large mahogany head that sticks to the glass. Aroma notes includes rich milk chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and coffee. Tasting notes roasted malt, include chocolate, toffee, mash, and a slight bitter finish. The palate is smooth and complex, a most excellent stout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jberg234 (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Great tasting sweet stout. Very silky texture and somewhat dry mouth feel. Chocolate & carmel color, is all and all a good drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (92) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark opaque black with tan lacing head. Chocolate aroma and flavor. A little coffee, more so as it warms. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (222) - 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 (20) - - 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 (3601) - 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 (3607) - 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.


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