Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3372   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
pours an almost opaque brown with a huge tan head.aroma is malty and nutty.flavor is bittersweet and has a wonderful creamy texture to it.lots of beautiful lacing on my glass.heavy bodied and so drinkable.has a slight bitter finish.this is definitely a top tier oatmeal stout.had it many times and will continue enjoying this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2795) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2017
0.355 l bottle from EDEKA Preller (Breckerfeld), best before August 2017. Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, foamy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish, malty and slightly roasty aroma of milk chocolate, hazelnut, some coffee and hints of dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, medium roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, some hazelnut, vanilla and a touch of dark ripe fruits, followed by a short, medium roasty-bitter finish. Medium body, just minimally creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Simple but classic Oatmeal Stout, quite nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PiwnyMarek (1014) - Lomza, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Spoko stout. Świetny i rześki aromat, fajny wygląd i przyjemny smak. Wyjątkowo pijalne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (448) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Ah the renowned Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout - this benchmark of the style pours a mildly translucent mohagony brown-black with a well proportioned khaki head, just looks like hearty beer. The aroma featured a cool sweet toffee and caramel maltiness, some roastiness but definitely is more of a sweet stout. The flavor had a mildly roasty chocolate malt base with some unique almost herbal accents, perhaps some subtle notes of red fruit, not exceptionally complex but just enough nuance to distinguish itself. The palate was slightly thinner than other oatmeal stouts, but still had the recognizable silky oatmeal texture. Finish was dark chocolate with a touch of sour cocoa bitterness. Overall quite enjoyable and finds a comfortable well-rounded flavor profile. A must-try stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trbr81 (1) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2017 does not count
Very good beer - first time I have has an oatmeal stout - would by it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19158) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Weich rstiger, eher trockener Beginn. Leicht wrzig, weiches Getreide. Kaum bitter, langer Nachhall, zunehmend s. 10/9/10/10/11/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odannyob (147) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Poured from a chilled 1 pint, 2.7 ounce (550 mL) dark brown glass bottle into a Samuel Smith labeled pint glass. Ahhh, like an ode to breakfast, this be. Glad it was reintrod way back during the passed century. Whats to say but this indeed should be celebrated. Think Ill have another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1100) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Mostly roasted bitterness to the smell light grainy fruity aroma. Deep mahogany slightly see through. Bright light smooth roasted malt bitterness. Thin body works with how light yet smooth the mellow roast is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidelbeer (20) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2017
Pours a very dark brown, almost black clear beer with a medium sized not long lasting dense to creamy amber head. In the nose aroma of malt, cold coffee and some hints of spice, maybe cinnamon. Tastes malty sweet, bitter like dark chocolate, coffee, low to medium hop. Its not really sweet and not really bitter, its in a very good balance and the medium to low carbonation and the smooth, almost creamy texture makes this beer very drink- and enjoyable. On the other hand you could call it boring since it has no edges, but sometimes you want a round and uncomplicated beer. Lets say so, you can enjoy this beer with friends who are not used to strong or too complex tasting beer while still having a good one. If you do that, offer them also the Nut brown ale from Samuel Smith and later then the imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oxytocin (80) - - FEB 4, 2017
355 ml bottle very dark, clear nearly black, with foamy, quickly disappearing brown head. smells intensely of "Gletschereis" candy, sweet, caramel, molasses, light coffee. taste is roasty, sweet, toasted brioche, and again the "Gletschereis" candy. medium body, watery testure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PowY (494) - AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2017
355 ml bottle. Pours a very dark clear red-brown to black with a quickly disappearing light brown head. Aroma of mildly roasted malt - caramel, coffee with milk, some herbal fruityish notes. Medium, soft body with a low carbonation, alight bitterness and in the beginning also a light sourness - a little watery. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, some caramel and again some fruitish notes (apples).

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