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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: 3389   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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4.1
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!

4
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
Little sweeter than i like but teh flavor is far from boring.

4
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.

4.1
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
damn fine beer. had forgotten how much I liked it. Smooth beer, wonderful flavor, nice head. Would drink again in a heartbeat.

4.1
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Dense dark body with creamy tan head. Complex layering of flavors, but burnt coffee and dark chocolate dominate. Not too thick, smooth with a malty finish. Very good.

3.1
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Sam Smith's was not an enjoyable beer for me. The sample which I had was soupy and thick. It tasted like a beer which had been sitting for a good deal of time. I didn't enjoy this one at all.

3.2
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Off aroma otherwise a great beer

4.6
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 Now THAT is what a sweet stout is supposed to taste like. I have found the sweet nectar of life here. Aroma is of roastiness, dough, gingerbread, malt, chocolate and dark fruit. The pour is black as night...with a thinly creamy dark tannish head gracing its presence on my glass and coating it with a thin reminder of lacing to remember this glorious event. The taste is magnificent....a beautiful blend of roasts with a mild fruity and ever so slightly bitter finish. The carbonation is practically non-apparent here, and i dont feel as if im chewing my drink down..sometimes a definite plus. The aftertaste is definitely smokey with chocolate and plum residue apparent and a heavy helping of malty dryness. For a stout that is such a staple around the household, this sure took me a while to get my hands on it..but let me tell you i will never let go!!!

4.6
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
One of the best beers I've been able to taste. It's too bad it's so hard to find.

4.4
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Complex nose. Good course head. Smooth, Sweet choclatety taste. A little too sweet for my liking, but overall a great beer.


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