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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3356   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.1
orangelazarus (53) - USA - FEB 28, 2003
Totally opaque, very thick pour with no head. More than any beer I've had, this one could pass for a wine. At first, I swore I could smell the grapes in the aroma. However, it somehow manages to taste much much better than any dry, bitter wine. There's a small note of sweetness and grain flavor to offset the winelike flavor. Unrelentingly bitter/sour aftertaste. Very good.

4.5
JK (6158) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2003 Black. I thought it was a brown bottle before I poured. Tan head that disappears soon but leaves a nice lace on the glass. Coffee and bitter chocolate very noticeable in the aroma, and also a little tobacco. Flavor of the same coffee and chocolate with a little cream. Faint malt and hops tastes as it warmed. Mildly bitter finish. excellent beer.

4.5
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Love it. Once I got hooked, I couldn't get enough. Creamy bowl of oatmeal flavor really comes through, but oh so much more!

4.1
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 Deep dark and creamy pour. The creamy head faded far to fast. A nice aroma of chocolate and coffee. Slightly sweet, medium body, creamy texture. Very light alchoholic finish. Great balance. Very nice brew!

4.2
TheBelgian (24) - USA - FEB 18, 2003
dark with a good head on it. not very creamy. buttery and bitter with not much after taste.

4.5
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2003
wonderful dark colored beer with a thick slowly dissipating head. Bitter & sweet taste with mild aftertaste. My first & not last oatmeal stout

2.9
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Unpleasant aroma. Very dark color. Flavor was kinda sweet, slightly bitter, and it felt slightly creamy in the mouth. I dont think these kinds of beers are for me.

3.9
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 15, 2003
Dark brown colour, nice pale brown head. Disappointing aroma, but the taste is wonderful, with a bittersweet complexity. Another great beer from Samuel Smiths!

4.1
badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Sweeter than normal, I like it! A slight metalic taste, but I'm thinking that was just this bottle.

4.3
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
A very enjoyable oatmeal stout. THe Samuel Smith Old Brewery does not disappoint with this brew. One of the best available here in the NW!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 296 297 298  299  300 301 302 » 336
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5