jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque rich walnut with some copper against the bright light, a frothy beige head sticking to the walls of the glass. Smells of faint roasted coffee in the morning and malted grains in the mill. Quite an uncomplicated taste but refined, subdued, that of roasted barley, very, very low acid and bitterness from the English hops, a lactose sweetness pronounced most noticeably in the superb aftertaste that lingers like cane sugar syrup with medium, easy to drink body. As I say always comparing great European beers to most of their U.S. counter parts (see Founders Breakfast Stout for example) a brewer, like a suitor vying for the attention of a woman, shouldn’t go over the top to cheaply try and impress. Stick to a balance of ingredients as Samuel Smith does in all their beers.
zvikar (2616) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown with a small head, aroma of chocolate, honey, caramel, dried fruits and vanilla, flavor is bitter with chocolate, coffee, pretty dry, medium bodied
exeter (145) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful tan head and leaves lace all the way down the glass. Smell some roasted sweetness and a nutty aroma. Creamy mouth feel, very smooth. Has a unique taste and it does not have the amount of bitterness many stouts do. This is one of the best
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty, chocolate, coffee, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation,
dbeatdano (8) - - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle 2013
Pour- Pours dark brown with a creamy, pillowy, tan head.
Aroma- Caramel, bread, chocolate, roast malts, mild fruity smell
Taste- Toasted oat, hints of bitter chocolate, raisins, and a bitter dark roasted malt taste that was not present on the nose. Aftertaste is sweet oatmeal and caramel.
Palate- very creamy mouthyfeel with a nice roasted moderately bitter finish, and then a sweeter oatmeal (duh) aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
I was very surprised by this beer. It’s surprisingly light for a stout. I could drink this beer even if I was full after a meal. A good oatmeal stout I would drink again and again.
FriendOfBeer (65) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick creamy head. Pitch black appearance. Taste is very similar to a doppelbock, sweet taste, strong carbonation, soy sauce aftertaste.
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TheBear11D (150) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Oatmeal Stout pours a very dark reddish brown to almost black with a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is milk and cream. The flavor is milk, cream and caramel. Overall this is a nice brew. It is rich and creamy.
DearBeer2013 (16) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good stout. Perfect balance of chocolate and regular coffee. Just another great beer by Samuel Smith.
Csrima (1) - - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This app makes me type 75 characters in order to rate a beer so that I will remember it. I like this beer very much.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerhunter111 (3466) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm cremig, schokoladig, erdig.
spacecube (630) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 550ml bottle, pours black with a decent head. Roasty oat malt, caramel, dried fruit, sweet chocolate. Body is silky smooth and the finish is balanced with sweet aftertaste. carbonation low. Nice beer.