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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 3243   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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4.3
Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2017
From Jun 2007 Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper for US$3.70 This ours from 550ML bottle a very dark brown with a large offwhite head of foam that just won't quit. And...there's plenty of lacing so it's really a very nice brew when looking into my glass. The smell hits my nose with a lot of sweet and roasted malt and is very nice. The taste follows the nose to a T. A big abundance of roasted malt with some sweet tones followed by a nice oatmeal flavour and lesser notes of anise and citrus tang. Wow, the mix of flavours really work well together and *force* me to take sip after sip. Very drinkable and it makes for an *excellent* session brew. I could drink this one all night long. The carbonation is medium light and the mouthfeel is silky smooth. I can't believe that I haven't reviewed this before as it's simply an outstanding example of the style and is easy on the wallet. Highly recommended!!

4.2
Hopper8 (279) - Holland, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 It's a little boring, but it's simplicity is also a strength. It's got a great mouthfeel and it's delightfully drinkable. There are better beers, but this one is nice.

3.9
Mariox (443) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji oraz przepisana z profilu na Untappd. Bardzo fajny oatmeal stout. Bez zarzutów.

3.7
lello4ever (1285) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 Nera con schiuma poco persistente beige. Al naso piacevole nota tostata e di caffè. Al palato caffè cioccolato avena, note dolci. Poco carbonata, scorrevole.

4.5
higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
A wonderful drinkable Stout. Rich, smooth and creamy. Mildly sweet. Roasty malts. Well balanced but light on the hops. Also not too high in calories or alcohol at 5%. So I can drink more : ) $10 for four pack at jungle Jim's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
mariuspoenari (3201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2017
Very dark mahogany pour with a beautiful tall tan head that is slow to rise to the surface. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, milk coffee, smoke, oxidised grapes, licorice. Clean, simple and delicious. These guys make some of the best low ABV stouts out there, great stuff!

4
Grumbo (4554) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source Cittie of Yorke, London. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

4
jsh1003 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2017 does not count
caramel, chocolate, grass, dough, brown, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, medium body,

3.6
mjjmhays (14) - - SEP 2, 2017
The Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout has a nice taste without a harsh aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours almost black tan/beige head. Nose is chocolate, slightly nutty, slightly fruity, slight licorice. Taste is more of the same, a great wee beer with a great bitter finish.


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