Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This beer has no real taste. Very disapointing. I think that it is skunked. WHo in there right mind would put a top quality beer being sent overseas in a clear bottle?!?! seriously!!! That's just stupid!

haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 18, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2003 The #1 rated Sweet Stout, and did this live up to it's ranking. Nice dark color in the pour with a slight tan head. Complex aroma. Malt, chocolate, and some hops comes from the flavor. Creamy too. But it's all PERECTLY balanced. No lingering taste at all. I plan on having many more of these!

jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
This is a great oatmeal stout! Opaque in color, with a big tan head. The aroma hinted at the complex stout to come. Malty, smokey, chocolatey, roasted all comes through without breaking too far away from a traditional stout flavor. This is the best of the

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2004 Dark brown collor with a light creamy head. Has a rich smooth taste with a creamy finish. Great beer!

alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Deep brown color with kight tan creamy head. Good head retention and nice belgian lace left on glass. Roasted malt and toffee smell. Deep rich smooth intense roasted malt flavor with creamy full bodied mouthfeel and just a hint or tart finish. This is one fine beer.

snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2003 Black as midnight. Light tan head, great aroma with a hint of chocolate. Moutfeel is very nice.

Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2003
Dark amber coloured beer. The aroma is leather, molasses and some fruit, plums maybe. The taste has a neutral start with a medium bitter finish. There is also a sour touch to the taste.

evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
yummy. all to describe it. Had this at a pizza shop in Ouray, CO. very stoutish but not overpowering that a non-stout lover couldnt try it. Chocolaty with a sweetish finish. darker than morgan freeman.

SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Black, black, black with a small head. Not an overpowering aroma. Malts, sweetness, maybe caramel. Yummie! Very sweet but the finish is nice. Really enjoyable. Fairly complex. I find it doubtful there is a better tasting oatmeal stout than this. Minus point for the clear bottle though.

beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Color of used motor oil and nearly pours as thick, finger high head of yellowish cream of spongyness, crumbles fast, spotty lace that sticks like glue. Aroma is strong of oats and molasses, some sweet bitter chocolate and lots of solid roasted malts with cherry and plum notes. Enjoyably wafting stout nose. Taste really smacks of nice sweet oat character the whole way through, almost too much, its sweetness is chewy and strong. Roasted malts play secondary on the palatte along with some darl fruityness of plum and very light bitter chocolate notes which alll mostly come through near the finish. Feell is super creamy smooth, medium body with the center being more full. Has a easy, relaxing calm smooth finish thats lightly dry. Lending this oatmeal stout to be smoothly drinkable, goes down easy; a sweet chewy treat.

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