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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.2
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
Another bottled beer from the Worlds Best listing which is a rather sad beer to say the least. Sam Smiths do a nice bottled beer but they dont do much (anything?) in the cask. And this is nothing exciting at all. Am I mising out on something here? This is one of the best beers in the world from England? Do me a favour!

4.2
campusliquors (1) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 14, 2004 does not count
On eof the best beers I have had. It fills your mouth. Incdredible bouquet. Very smooth stout

3.9
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2004
Doughy, coffee, and chocolate aroma; A full bodied, though not overly strong stout with a carmel and smokey creaminess. A good, smooth stout.

3.4
drfreedom (7) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2004 does not count
this beer is a old one for me. brings back alot of memories of standing in parking lots at dead shows. this stuff seems to flow like water. its a great beer overall, but i dont recomend it on hot days. nice label, great package.

4.2
JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
Jet black, huge rocky light-brown head. After opening this I was hit with a huge coffee, espresso, and bitter chocolate aroma. There were also some hints of molasses and brown sugar. Very rich and creamy texture. Flavour is of roasted barley, coffee, some faint smokiness and a trace of plum and cherry followed by a long coffee finish with some lingering bitterness. Absolutely delicious brew.

3.9
fatguys (83) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2004
Medium tan head with some lacing. Smells of burnt chocolate and cookies. Pours a very, very dark ruby red; not quite black. Palate is a little thin for a stout. Just sweet enough for a stout, but not too much to be overkill. Very well balanced. Delicious.

5
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2004
The first words that came out of my mouth when if first tried this beer was, "Wow, this is the best beer I have ever had!" As I have tried more and more top beers, a lot have come close or equal, but this will definitly be one of my favorite for a long time. Absolutly incredibly smooth and tasty. A nice warm oatmeal taste backed up with cream, coffee, and chocolate. Delicious.

4.7
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2004
Almost opaque brown/ black with a fine-bubbled head. Strong, smooth yeast and roasted malt aroma. First flavor is tingly roasted malt flavor with the slightest hint of astringency. Later on comes the glorius Sam. Smith's trademark yeast flavor, that's so round and warm. Afterwards is a pleasant bitterness and alcohol warmth. The oatmeal adds a round, gentle oiliness to the flavor and mouthfeel. There's also a lasting sweetness that's... yummy. Drink your oatmeal, kiddies! All other OS's aspire to this one.

4.3
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Hall of Famer. Deep blackish/burgundy in color. Aromas of malt, chocolate, milky, creamy oatmeal, and toffee. Goes down smooth, with sweet, lactosy malt, followed up with the classic chocolate/caramel/coffee/cream of an oatmeal stout. Wonderful beer.

4.3
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
completely black, off-white lacing. aroma is of burnt malt and perhaps some dark chocolate too. this stuff is so silky smooth. it starts off nice and sweet, and finishes off with a solid bitterness. a classic brew.


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