Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

phersjm99's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phersjm99 (25) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2002

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1404) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2016
Black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of malt, milky chocolate, light dark fruit, oat, roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet malt, chocolate and milk chocolate, bit coffee, some roasty notes, light dark fruity notes, oats, medium to light bitterness, light roasty acidity. coffee aftertaste. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy-silky. (bottle, Pivoteka Zagreb)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is midnight black with a large tan head. The aroma is malt driven with some coffee thrown in. The taste is coffee, malt and some chocolate. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (643) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2016
I bought this bottle at Drink of the world in Zürich. In my opinion, it is a really nice stout but it is a really light oatmealstout, easy to drink. The body is a lovely deep black color, white and brown foam. Firstly, the taste is really mineral due to the original water of this brewery with this stout, we really smell that point, roasted malt, small touch of coffee and chocolate, a bit watery, hop.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (890) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken. Fast schwarz mit sehr stabilem Schaum. Leichte Röstnoten in der Nase. Herausfordernde subtile Sweetness im Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (349) - - SEP 25, 2016
Velvety in texture. Black in colour. Lots of carbonation. Very enjoyable. Chocolatey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bijl (267) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Donker, bijna zwart...iets lichtdoorlatend onderin en vrij helder. Je kunt het koolzuur zien. Crèmekleurige foamy schuimkraag. Aroma: Geroosterde mouten, koffie, heel licht vanille en cacao. Iets scherp in de neus. Smaak: Karamel, geroosterde mouten, chocolade, basterdsuiker, lichte koffie hint en zoete gerst en haver mouten. Een aardige bitter van de hops en donker gebrande mouten en iets prikkelend en scherp. Body is medium, voldoende koolzuur voor een prikkeling en zacht mondgevoel. Afdronk is bitterzoet en iets droog. Niet heel uitgesproken en makkelijk weg te drinken. Prima easy Oatmeal Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (386) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
Very dark brown. Rich malty aroma with roasted barley and a bit of soy. Moderately full malty flavour, and a lightly sweet taste with a dry and bitter finish. Medium body, and a somewhat watery mouthfeel - what happened to the oats? Overall, a decent but disappointing oatmeal stout. Great aroma, but I find it lacking in taste and body, and it is far from the quality of Samuel Smith’s chocolate and imperial stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzatoadisback (90) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2016
Opaque black, average off-white head is pretty dense and shows nice persistence and lacing. Aroma of light roasted malts, milk coffee and red fruits. Good enough intensity. Taste starts slightly on the sweet side with a balanced bittersweet and moderately dry finish: roasted malts, milk coffee, cola, red fruits. Medium body with low crispness, silky and delicate but still quite creamy mouthfeel. Very good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blueshawk (386) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
- schwarze Farbe mit grobporiger, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Kaffee und starken Röstmalzen - die Carbonisierung ist mir eine Spur zu brausig - der Antrunk wird durch die brausige Carbonisierung leider etwas zerrissen - im Mittelteil kommen die malzigen Röstaromen unaufdringlich zum Vorschein - hier bringt sich auch noch eine gewisse Honigsüße ein - enttäuschend ist allerdings der kurze Abgang, hier klingt einfach zu wenig nach bzw. wird der Körper des Bieres gegen Ende zu schlank Fazit: Gutes Oatmeal Stout, aber es gibt klar bessere

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mishnok (106) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
From 500ml bottle. Pours dark, almost black with latte coloured head dissipating to lacing. Aroma was a bit metallic and acidic. Bittersweet taste with oat and roasted flavour. Must admit to being a bit disappointed with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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