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99
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3377   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 1800s, 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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Nice malty, licorice aroma. Black opaque color with a full tan head. Nice sweet malt with some roasted malt flavor and licorice finish. Reminds me a lot of their Russian Imperial, what a great beer!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crockett (1116) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 RE-RATE.... Warming aroma of wood smoke, chocolate, maple sugar, and earth. Huge creamy tan head, black body. Next to no carbonation. Very milky. Just the slightest taste of pink peppercorns, toffee and soil. This beer is ridiculously good. Great balance with milk chocolate, espresso, caramel, molasses; and some of the maple carries through. Very smooth malty soft bitter finish. Extremely smooth. God it was good. Heaven has this beer on tap. Wow! And all this at 5%abv. IT'S STUPID GOOD!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tessic (1131) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
Pours black, with head a nice tan colour. This stout has scents of pear and apple citrus. With small amounts of roasted malts. First sip started with a nice smooth carbonation and instant molasses with more roasted malts. Sweet sugars, almost a maple sugar were present. The palate consisted of apple citrus with smoke notes and a hint of sherry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (2111) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Black and topped with an enourmous tan head, the nose of this fine brew pours out of the glass with a strong chocolate brandyish aroma. Dark sweet chocolate pervades the taste with lingering bitterness in finish. Soft and full mouthfeel and very drinkable considering its full-flavored nature. One of the best Sweet Stouts.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
This is one of my all time favorites. Jet black with a wonderful brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee. A malty caramel flavor, but not overpowering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
Rich, dark, frothy head. Black as night. Semi-sweet chocolate and caramel notes. Top notch!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
Delicious stuff, quite dark with a nice head on top. Sweet but not overly so. Nice fuitiness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3586) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Dark but not quite opaque, some ruby highlights. Good head but in the drinking this came off as thin. The flavors were retrained and left you wanted more. A good beer but I've had others I prefer to this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankR (146) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Creamy medium sized tan head. Nose of fruity malts that says, "drink me!". Translucent ruby red under high intensity light. Initial bite is dry sweet malts, body is smooth, creamy, coffee and chocolate. Finish is sweet, light and dry. Delicous!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Pitch black with hints of dark ruby at the edges. Big wonderful creamy light brown head that clings to the glass in big sheets. What a fine looking beer. The aroma is big chocolate with lots of sweet malt and some grainy oatmeal aromas. The flavor is truly outstanding, choclate with lots of other malt flavors swirling about. Truly a silky body with a sweet finish that descends into a nice roasted bitterness. Far and away the best offering from this brewery. IMO this is the epitome of this style. Yum.


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