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100
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3241   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
550ml bottle pored into standard pint glass a: deep amber color, almost black, decent 1/2" head with nice retention, plenty of carbonation s: sweet malt, chocolate t: sweet up front with oat, chocolate, and malt. finish dry like most stouts.


5
californiaboy (0) - - JAN 9, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2018 Full-bodied, not very dense. My rating 5. Price in Los Angeles 5-6$ per Pint.

3.9
dukeandduke (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2018
1/7/18: 12 ounce draft pour into snifter ($7.50 at The Garage). Pitch black pour, off white thin lacing. Chocolate and toffee aroma. Chocolate the predominate taste, toffee and bread as well. Nice balanced beer, with a firm mouth feel and presence. East drinking very good beer

4
Benters (137) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Pours a very dark brown, clear colour with a reddish hue when you hold it up to the light. Average carbonation. Aromas are of light coffee, roasted malts and sweet dark chocolate with a delicate fruitiness. Taste is really smooth and silky; really sweet with a nice roastiness at the same time. Really enjoyable stout.

3.3
elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle shared. Pours light black with tan head. Sweet thin bodied chocolate. A bit light.

3.8
Onesimus (107) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
This stout glugged gloopily into the glass. A deep deep brown with a shimmer of dark crimson bleeding through when held up to the light. A cappuccino coloured head with turgid three fingered creamy textured crown stood its ground for ten minutes only slowly giving way sustained slender covering with great lacing. On the nose it’s restrained roasted coffee hints of chocolate and dry fruits are there if you press into the aroma. I take a good healthy gulp and feel the deep velvet, silky smooth beer with its fine soft carbonation salubriously filling my mouth with a great sense of slick satisfaction. Flavours wise up front its sufficient but not overly bold is the balanced dry fruit and coffee. This leisurely lingers around and then slowly fades in with a very light liquorice bitterness a perfect long ending to a lovely endearing beer endeavour. I like it.

4.1
somedayfamous (4) - - DEC 22, 2017 does not count
Beautiful dark beer with a thick, creamy head. This has a pleasant taste and is not too overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
visionthing (5596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2017
35,5cl bottle from Kaubamaja, Tallinn. Pours dark mahogany coloured with a lasting beige head. Malty aroma with roasty notes, dark fruits and hints of chocolate and mild licorice. Medium sweet, smooth and very well balanced. Certainly a pleasant one.

1.6
kevinkernow (1) - - NOV 29, 2017 does not count
I have just signed up to this site, purely to deter potential buyers of this gastly stout. There is so much sugar in it, I couldn’t finish a bottle as my teeth were aching. Truly awful and gutted I bought 12 bottles of the stuff. Hopefully it’ll suffice for a steak and ale pie.

3
Cokemonkey11 (1123) - - NOV 27, 2017
Bottle at the white horse, missing best before date. Black like Guinness with a tan foam as ice cream. Scent is medium notes of strong cereal character. Taste is a bit dusty, possibly gone off. My tasting partner says "like Grandma's closet". Possibly a bit off as I detect both some sour notes and some ethanol. Finish is smooth and consistent on the sour. Good, needs retaste at this rating.

3.6
donalg (121) - Cork, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle from bradleys in cork. Pours black with beige head. sweet aroma with dried fruit and chocolate. Milky flavour with roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruit. Nice sweet beer with great flavour. Low bitterness.


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