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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: 3357   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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3.2
sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Big tan head, good lacing. Dark brown/black brew. Sweet, roasty, grainy somewhat vinous nose. Medium body. Grainy, fruity flavored, sweet malts. Finish is sweet, kinda thin. Ho hum.

4.2
BeerBilly (2) - DULUTH, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2003 does not count
I tasted the smooth rich texture of Sam's Oatmeal at basement temperature. I love the mouth feel, rich and smooth.

4.2
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 wow. this is my first time trying this beer, and for as widely available as it is, i need to drink it more often. it's dark as can be and very opaque. the head is big and lacy but doesn't last too long. smells like coffee, marijuana and bananas. it tastes very sweet and fruity initially, with fruity accents of plums or blueberries that turn into a slight bitterness with a bit of a dry finish. i taste something new every time i take a sip, so i think i'll keep this review as succinct as i can. i got lost in the flavor of this beer. complacency.

3.7
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 Thick and creamy, smells lightly of coffee. Big thick brown head, really balanced.

4.1
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 I had a 12 oz bottle of this on Saturday night as I have had many times before (but am now getting around to rate it). I prepared the bottle by bringing it up to 63 degrees. It poured a thick brown - black with a froathy brown head. The aroma was chocolaty and coffee like. The taste was toasty and chocolaty with a minor hop finish to even things out to perfection. The taste was evenly matched by the flavor, both rich and very tasty. This is one that I will go to as long as it is (or I am) around.

3.8
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Sweet, semi acidic nose to it. Cream head over a black body. Taste is a tad burnt, nothing too special, but the oatmeal does smooth it out.

4.4
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2003
Pours dark brown, almost black, with decent sized pillowy brown head. Great retention. Deep lovely sweet aroma of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Absolute silk in the mouth. Brilliant feel and body. Subtle sweet initial tastes of caramel and chocolate. Slightly roast finish, with a hint of coffee. Absolutely brilliant.

4.3
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2003
One of my favorite stouts. Thick tar black, edging in deep red/brown where the little bit of light can get through. Coffee, toffee, oatmeal, chocolate flavor. Dont drink too chilled because if if is it burns the tongue and the flavors don't really hit you. Great stout.

4.4
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 very dark color, almost like the sexy satin underwear of your lover. dark brown body with temporary tan, but whiter than most stouts, head. now that i stare at the beer more intently its body is more of that of a fine ebony baby girl wearing thin lacey panties. the taste begins with a sweet oatmeal and finishes pleasantly bitter and rich. wonderful aroma of a bowl of oatmeal and cherries.

4.2
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
A nice deep, dark beer that pours with a creamy looking tan head. The aromas are of chocolate, brown sugar, with maybe a hint of hops. The flavor is of roasted malt, chocolate, with a slight alcohol note that reminds me of a good bourbon. The finish has a nice bitterness that balances out the slight sweetness in the taste. Mouthfeel is good, but not as creamy as I expected.


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