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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3220   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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3.4
mcberko (18113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2009
550mL bottle, pours jet black with a thin coffee head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and oatmeal. Flavour is dominantly oatmeal, mouthful is creamy and medium-bodied. Nice stout.

4.6
Oakes (17867) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Very dark brown, thin light tan head; aroma like the finest Belgian chocolate mixed with Atholl Brose. I want to fall into the glass. Silky body, fruity notes of cherry, redcurrant add an interesting layer to the silky malts and chocolate overtones. Sweet, luscious finish. One of those beers that leaves you at a loss for words. The classic oatmeal stout - depth without compromising stylistic adherence.

3.5
chrisv10 (17804) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 50 cl bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee

3.5
TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Bottled (BB 03/2009)
Dark ruby color, almost opaque color, firm beige creamy head. Roasted malty and chocolaty, a bit sticky aroma. Chocolaty, lightly toasted malty, a bit sweet beer. Almost like beer with wheat (=banana fruity), so propably it is oat doing a job.

3.7
yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2005
Bottled. Looks delicious, brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma of coffe, milk-chocolate and salty licorice. Flavor much the same. Full bodied and with some dry bitterness in the end. (051104)

4.3
jtclockwork (16725) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours very nice brownish black in the glass. Nose is very nutty, some caramels and coffee. Taste is much the same. The nuts really shine through. A little chocolate malt too. Rated 7/17/2000

3.5
FatPhil (16401) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2015 355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki) (6:4:8:4:13=3.5)
Practically black, thin head. Bizarrely, there’s the aroma of mouldy cheese. However, there’s also sweet dark fruits and coffee. The taste starts quite coffee-like, but as you let it sit in the mouth that builds up. And as you swallow, when the vapours rise up into the nose, it gets even stronger. Soft mouthfeel, good full body. The taste has burnt raisins too. Rich and smooth, and very tasty.
Rerate: 355ml bottle (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7)
Lovely roast aroma. Soy, some tar, later even a hint of oatmeal. Taste has bacon too. Delicious. Full smooth palate. So drinkable.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16178) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Pitch black with creamy brown head. Roasted malts - nice chocolate/caramel & coffee. Both aroma and taste - very enjoyable. Smooth pleasant creamy body & mouthfeel. Light bitter roast end. Overall quite simple - but very nice!

3.4
Benzai (15937) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
Dark brown almost black color with a nice dark red glare coming through. Light brown, light creamy head. Smell dark chocolate and coffee. Taste coffee, dark chocolate, roasty and alcohol strangely enough. Sticky texture, lightly oily. Good carbo, ok body.

3.8
Ferris (15931) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle - Roasted malts, dark fruits and molasses. Jet black with a rich brown head. Coffee, chocolate, little bit of licorice and a nice coffee finish. Slick on the tongue, a great example of an Oatmeal Stout.


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