Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3315   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.

SP23's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SP23 (10) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Very mild roasted grainaroma with almost no coffee to speak of. Esters low at best and very little hop aroma. Overall this beer really lacks in aroma all together.Closer to medium brown than black and somewhat thick.Started off with a 1.5 inch head that lasted about 3 minutes, then finished to an 1/8 inch. Sweet yes, all be it closer to heavy versus medium. Definite oat with dark roasted grain along with a nutty flavor that compliments well. Diacetyl level closer to medium high with toffee flvor and slickness that does not take away from the beer. Very little hop flavoer if any. Full body, very smooth and creamy. Very sweet upfront, oats and slight toffee taste. It finishes dry and clean with a wonderful aftertaste. I drank this close to room tempature and the carbonation was medium.I feel that for the most part this beer fits its style catagory closely and it makes for a great beer. I will drink it again for sure and foer many reasons.It tastes amazing, low in alchohol for the flavor and very drinkable. This could be a session beer for a regular RIS drinker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kelsei (7) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
A verry good taste, I really can not fell the taste of chocolate but it is noticeable the taste of burnt sugar remembering gently brown sugar. Good foam and good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (685) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.

Turbid/opaque ruby/black beer with a slight/medium brown head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly and bitter with roasted malts.

This beer is intense for its 5 abv, but lacks depth and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2101) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle @ home, split two ways. Blackish pour with a tan head. Smooth, milky, cocoa powder, light licorice and some ash. Quite good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (446) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is light, some old socks, caramel, crispy bread, acetone. Taste is creamy, dry, some fruits, toffee, fresh orange, malts. Good and easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zubblwump (21) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Dark pour, enormous light brown head. Smells is faint but pretty nice..roasted and sweet. Taste is good, slightly bitter at the end, but it’s a good bitter. Very smooth, but a tad thin for a stout. Aftertaste that follows a few seconds later is a stronger bitter...not quite as pleasant, actually bordering on unpleasant. Overall pretty good. I’d drink this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (309) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 28, 2016
Kicsi, de nagyon tartós hab, fekete szín. Kávés, kicsit konyakos illat. Pörkölt malátás, kávés ízvilág. Selymes, picikét édes és savanyú, némi vaníliával. Testes, mégis könnyed, jó összhanggú sör.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Pours jet black with big tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted barley, sugar and molasses. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, and dark fruit. Has a creamy, heavy body with low carbonation. Has a great mouth feel and bitter black licorice aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2014) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Old rating…sweet stout that seems like it has been watered down. Brown sugar, chocolate, malts….just too thin and milk-toast.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
macviee (3) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
Nice color, good foam that sets slowly. Lacks body, thin and watery palate. Almost no aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
Almost opaque, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate. Bittersweet finish.

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