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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3152   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours black as night...with an awesome beige tan head that is long lasting... I happen to be a little under the weather and can’t smell very well...and yet it smells deep and thick with a sweet caramel twinge. This is love a first taste...good, smooth drink. Definitely a yes...can’t wait to taste it when I am not under the weather.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tayeth (306) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Geruch ist reichhaltig, süß, schokoladig, malzig. Der Geschmack ist super: sehr rund und ausgewogen mit viel Bitterschokolade und etwas Kaffee. Hafer schmeckt man nur wenig raus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sweet, chocolatey, smooth malt. Really rich and velvety. Milky, creamy. Super good, great dessert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (553) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
0.55 bottle. Very dark brown color and a medium, tanned head leaving a nice lacing. Aroma of malts, wet bread, some semi-sweet rolls with crust, dough, and delicate but sweet yeasts. Taste is delicate, sweet, malty, oats, sweet rolls again. Full body, creamy texture, and almost flat carbonation. Finish introduces some roast and a hint of fruits. Overall the beer is not bad but I certainly do not see why it would deserve such high an average score.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnokaBrewer (43) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Hardly any aroma. Black in color with white frothy head. Slight smokey taste in the finish. Excellent tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1892) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, coffee. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bit fruity.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013. A: 3 finger head. Motor oil. It looks beautiful! S: Absolutely delicious smell! Chocolate, caramel. Oat sweetness. T: Milk chocolate. Oatmeal. Balanced. Not too sweet. Raisin when warm. M: Creamy smooth, velvety. O: This is truly a world class beer. It’s incredibly balanced. There is nothing that I would change about it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (55) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Black with a khaki head that lasts for a while. Some aroma of chocolate and malt. Malty sweetness chocolate and licorice flavors. Medium mouth feel. Overall nice sweet stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2507) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Dark roasts malts dominate with hunts of licorice. Smooth and creamy from the oatmeal. Good body with a decent mouthfeel. Feels bigger than a 5%er.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (203) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Color is dark black, no light getting through. Has a creamy light brown head, very little lacing. Aroma is chocolate malts, sweet, sugary, some molasses and a hint of licorice. Taste is creamy, sweet caramel, chocolate and a tiny bit of bitterness on the back. Subtle but big. Mouth feel is excellent. One of the best readily available oatmeal stouts around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (564) - - JAN 10, 2015
550 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brownish black with lasting dark tan head and ample lacing. Aroma is overall sweet: roasted malt, oats, caramel and toffee. Flavor is same, with oat sweetness balancing the roast character. Thin to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet malty finish.


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