Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3117   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2002
It’s good, not great. Sam Smith’s gets some points for being available damn near everywhere also. Imperial Stout has a bit more flavor and some kick that this is lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (510) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
In bottiglia. Colore scuro, schiuma beige pannosa che va ad assottiliarsi rapidamente. Aroma di tostato, liquirizia, caffe’, leggero lattosio. Al palato corpo medio leggero, gasatura bassa, bevuto scorrevole. Sentori dolci di cioccolato, cereale tostato, caffè e finale con nota di liquirizia che si accentua con lo scaldarsi della birra nel bicchiere. Birra rotonda e piacevole.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (51) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Jane’s Beer Store. Pours a very dark, ruby brown with a dense tan head. Subtle aroma of dark malts, coffee, molasses and sherry. Rich, creamy taste gives way to a surprisingly semi-dry finish, like dark chocolate. Light to medium body and "silky texture". Kudos for an extremely smooth and easy drinking stout. These guys obviously know what they are doing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
Definitely one of my favorites from the wonderful selection from Samuel Smith's wonderful brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (427) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 22, 2014
550ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate. Medium bitter finish. Not as good as I remember it from before, maybe a little too cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (124) - - NOV 21, 2014
Cor negra com espuma bege cremosa de baixa formação e persistência de uma camada espessa e pouco lacing; Aroma de baunilha, chocolate e café; Sabor de início de chocolate amargo com meio de café e final de café com leve amargor; retrogosto deixando uma sensação aveludada na boca de baunilha e leve amargor; Corpo sedoso e baixa carbonatação.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (100) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
This is easily one of the best oatmeal stouts I have had in some time. Silky smooth and not too dry, it finishes perfectly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wojciechianna (99) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
It’s black with brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and toffee. Medium bitterness, lightly sour, lots of coffee in taste. Light body and soft carbonation. Very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (51) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared RW. Pours dark red/black, with a solid mocha head, great lacing. Burnt malts & coffee on the nose. Big creamy texture with dark fruits, burnt malt ending with a coffee bitterness. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (104) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours dark brown almost black ruby highlights fluffy tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, some coffee and some blackberry like esters. Flavor has lots of berry like fruit, some dark chocolate flavors. Balanced towards the sweet side however some ashy roast balances things out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1637) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Very dark, chestnut brown. Thin, sticky, tan head. Chocolate. Caramel. Some bonfire toffee. Heavy on the sweet. Light on the roast. Taste is dry, and a little bitter. A bit of sweet wriggles in. Palate is a little watery. Finishes dry, with a tang of tartness.

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