Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3377   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 I've many of these before I started Ratebeer, always like them. I got a gift box with pint glass and this and two other Sam's included. This is an excellent stout. I got to agree with the "Commercial Description" all the way. Medium dry, balance between bitterness and sweetness. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2003
Beautiful stout. Creamy and smooth. A little caramel, liquorice, roasted malt. Well-balanced. Full-bodied. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Dark brown to black color. Bottle is clear- looked brown because of the color of the brew. I try not to buy beer in clear bottles because of usual skunkiness that occurs in them. Flavors of chocolate, tofee,walnuts,chicory, cardboard. On the dry side. Carbonation - Can't tell because of extremely dark color. Creamy mouthfeel. Odor of alcohol and cardboard.Plenty of bitterness and not sweet at all. Thick medium brown head. Medium to thick consistancy. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2003
Almost no carbonation but the head lasts until you finish the bottle. A very balanced oatmeal stout. Balanced in every possible way. There is a hint of oxidation in the back ground (a little cardboard on the finish-in my bottle at least) that can be detected but the effect is overpowered by the hopbitterness as you drink. It is a perfect amalgalm of roasted malts, hop bitterness and malty sweetness. HOWEVER, this is not the best oatmeal stout I've sampled, not even close. Try St-Ambroise Oatmeal stout (McCauslan) if you want richness, roastiness, chocolate and a healthy dose of bitterness (balanced on a much higher scale). A superbly pleasant brew nonetheless. As the beer warms up, alchohol and fruit notes are more apparent and the roastyness in the nose is more noticeable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
glassprison (4) - USA - JAN 27, 2003 does not count
This is a truly amazing beer. A thick, dark beer with a thick light brown head. It has a very smooth taste, sweeter than your every day stout thanks to the oatmeal. Try this beer, you will like it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
One of my favorite beers, a little more bitter than I usually like. Doesn't go well with roast beef.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
A beautiful beer! rich and thick black body. Some fishiness about it though (I'm thinking it was just this bottle). Faint smokiness. Well roasted with hints of alcohol in the nose. Nice creamy mouthfeel, smooth and full. Nice and sweet from the oats, I assume. A beatiful smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
Delicious! Pours a thick brown head. Incredible smooth roasted malt. Well balanced. Oatmeal, part of a well-balanced breakfast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
Little sweeter than i like but teh flavor is far from boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
An Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe in a bottle. I love this stuff, and would be more than happy to drink it all the time. Has the appearance of a coffee liquer, with a bit of a malty coffee taste, but smooth right up till the end.

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