Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 550 ml bottle.
Nice pitch black color, with a beige and dense head leaving a marked and deep lace. Bread and roasted malts aromas with hints of black coffee.
Looks great, smells great.
What about the taste? In a word- medicinal.
The taste does not linger, but that is how I describe it.
I have probably had three oatmeal stouts BETTER than this one in the past 12 months. I know I am out of place with the other rave ratings here, but that is what I am feeling.
FriendOfBeer (63) - 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 (147) - 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 (15) - - 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.
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Beerhunter111 (3200) - 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 (626) - 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.
JoshAWaddell (28) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with very thick creamy head. Smells of oats and sweetness. A good toasty taste that isn’t too bitter or sweet. Decent beer.
hohops (77) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is almost jet black, quite a lot of head initially- about three fingers- beige/mocha tight bubbles. Aroma- lots of roasted malt, sweet breadiness, sugar, oats. Taste- milky, creamy, rich, smooth, burnt toast, big roastiness, hints of coffee, bitterness. More sweetness as it warms. Excellently balanced and very tasty indeed.
CelticJohnny (14) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Pours dark brown with a finger and a half of off white, pillowy head. Simple smell of chocolate and caramel. Tastes perfectly sweet, not too sweet. Roast coffee, chocolate, clean taste. It's full on the palate with low carbonation and it's velvety. This stout was pretty good but simple. Great lacing as well!
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JOHNCONOR (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout sits supreme, right at the top of the stout lineup. It’s not flashy. It does not pull you in with a garish label, absurd name or with the promise that it’s brewed with rattlesnake meat or cobra adrenaline. Hell the label hasn’t been changed since God knows when. It does what it is supposed to do, it tells you who made it and what style it is. In fact this beer is brewed in Yorkshire with well water from a well they sunk in 1758 and chances are by the looks of this label it could be the only one they have ever used… and I respect that. The stout pours an inky sweet black with massive head that remains stoic through its entire life in the glass. Aroma is of oatmeal (obviously), coffee, malts and barley. The flavor of each sip is complex, silky and textured. Key players on the pallet are roasted malts, oatmeal and subtle coffee hints. Thankfully this beer has a WIDE availability. If you have trouble locating this beer you should reconsider your surroundings. I could enjoy this beer in any environment from winter to summer and everywhere in between. This beer did it right. No frills no BS.