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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
i didn’t really taste the oatmeal, but otherwise it was a solid stout. the aroma almost seemed spicy to me, like cinnamon or nutmeg. the mouthfeel wasn’t as creamy as, say, a guinness. it was quite good.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (342) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Butelka, warka do stycznia 2016. Ladna, powoli opadajaca, drobna, kremowa pianka, malo brudzaca szklo, przejrzyste, brazowe, dosc ciemne. W aromacie bogato - kawa, czekolada, troszke ciemnych owocow, karmelu i zboz, nieco palonosci (niewiele), jakies rodzynki, moze nawet lekka wanilia. w smaku jeszcze fajniej - poza wszystkim powyzszym jest tez nieco goryczki - takiej hmmm... a la bardzo gorzka czekolada. do tego niemalo slodyczy. Wszystko to bardzo ladnie razem skomponowane, tworzace gladka, mila w piciu calosc. niskie wysycenie. Klasa piwo. a przy tym nienarzucajace sie, "sesyjne"

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma: Fruits, nuts, oat, pretty sweet Appearance: Black, light brown/beige head Taste:Same as aroma, but with a bit less sweetness and a bit of bitterness as well as roasted malt Palate: Refreshing for such a sweet beer Frankly, I love sweet stouts and I love this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Creamy and milky. Thick mouthfeel. Foamy tan head on a black pour from bottle. Oatmeal and milky - very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Deep brown, flashes of mahogany, very subtle tan head. Smells strongly of light, sweet vanilla and brown sugar. Light tobacco. Tastes of a slight earthy bitterness, quite sweet though remarkably balanced. Longer finish that dries out significantly. Very creamy, medium heavy body, very little alcohol. Excellent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (1172) - USA - MAY 7, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Stout with oatmeal flavour and rich texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Manslow (325) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Butelka. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, piana średnia. Aromat lekko drożdżowy, karmel. Smak czekolady, łagodne w piciu.Nagazowanie średnie. Przeciętne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
I am suprised to see this is only 5%. It seems thicker and stronger than that. This was actually one of the first non-swill beers I started drinking, which got me looking into microbrews and expanding my knowledge of imports.....sampling new beers, learning about brewing, etc. Has a dark appearance with decent tan-mocha head. Tastes of malts and oats.......sweet and nutty. Could be one of the best Oatmeal Stouts out there.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (92) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (372) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heman (153) - 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.


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