Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3361   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Earthy musky aroma. Deep black hue. Tan head, slowly diminishing. Lovely malts, sweet caramel/mocha, medium bodied, slightly hopped finish. A wonderful sweet stout, a classic, no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
This is a great oatmeal stout. Very smooth and well balanced with just the right amount of carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 Yessssss! Beautiful! Strong wood, smoke, coffee, nutty aroma. Kinda like a campfire. The taste was better than the aroma. Wonderful blend of coffee, smoke, nutty, wood, licorice, alcohol, and more. The color was black black, with just a hint of red when held directly in front of a 100 watt light bulb. The carbonation was quite low... which I like in a stout. A hint of sweetness in the aftertaste rounded out the flavor. This is one of the best stouts in the world. Yesssssss! Yesssss! Yesssssss!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Wow, this is good stuff. Drinks extremely smooth. Excellent appearance. Taste, although thin, is very agreeable with me. Ill definitely try some more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Slightly sweet malt aroma with bread-dough tang riding shotgun. Color is that of espresso--moderate tan head and fine speckled lace...Substantial malty front with slight tang that builds gradually towards the finish along with light hop accents that are also most evident in the finish. The mouthfeel is unusual because most of its weight is felt up-front with the initial malt wave. Some label this as "thin" but I dont concur--I think it is just the tapered contours of the taste profile. It is very smooth but not lacking in assertiveness...Very fine stuff---one of my favorite stouts and another standout from this stalwart brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Deep brown color with a hint of red, almost opaque.Malty aroma, strong full malty taste, slightly bitter aftertaste. A nice sweet stout. *Note-The first time I tried this, my husband and I nicknamed this the Bacon Beer. It tasted overwhelmingly like bacon and maple syrup. I didnt notice that at all this time. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Much better the second time around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Typical looking stout very dark. The taste is rather thin and it smells and finishes like soy sauce. Overall it is not bad, but the soy sauce flavoring is kind of weird...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4107) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Smooth but thin, flavorful but with a titch of metallic taste. Substantial but soon-gone head, appearance of coca-cola carbonation. An enjoyable drink but not overwhelming in any dimension.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Very, very good stout. I was impressed with this stout, and plan to put it head to head with Youngs Oatmeal Stout sometime soon. This stout definitley tastes better as it reaches a room temp. Nice, creamy head, although it doesnt stick around too long. The oatmeal flavor was suttle IMO. Very smooth beer. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
notalush (5776) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2002
What can I say that hasnt already been said? Its sammy smiths oatmeal stout. If you dont know it, get to know it. You wont be disappointed.

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