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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: 3386   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 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 18, 2007
A nice deep, dark beer that pours with a creamy looking tan head. The aromas are of chocolate, brown sugar, with maybe a hint of hops. The flavor is of roasted malt, chocolate, with a slight alcohol note that reminds me of a good bourbon. The finish has a nice bitterness that balances out the slight sweetness in the taste. Mouthfeel is good, but not as creamy as I expected


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (1007) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Pours black with a big, creamy looking, light tan head. The aroma is big on chocolate and licorice, along with toasted malts, nuts, and caramel. It is a lot like the aroma in a foreign stout. The taste is dry and with some sweetness. Some bitterness comes through late. Toffee and toasted malts are the strongest flavors. Lesser chocolate, nuts, bread, mild herbal hops, and hints of licorice make up the undertones. Licorice and toffee aftertaste. Medium in body, chewy in texture, and softer carbonation. No weaknesses found and quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (1119) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
Donkerbruin bier met rode gloed en crmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: weinig geur, licht fruitig, licht zoetig, en ietwat snoeperig. Smaak: licht zoet, wat zoethout, granen, kandij. Volmondig, romig. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: koffie, bitter, wat zoethout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (411) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2017
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours black with light tan head and aroma of choc malt. Smooth and tasty with a nicely balanced bittersweet finish. Excellent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (369) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of chocolate, light roast malts, nuts and coffee. Moderate sweet taste with light bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel feel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (1282) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 14, 2017
355ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a large foamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, light roasintess. Taste is light sweet, faint coffee, chocolate and light bitter. Very smooth and enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2017
Schwarz mit leichtem Rotstich im Glas, braune cremige Schaumkrone. Rstmalziger Antrunk, der Mittelteil schmeckt nach Kirschlikr Bier Mix gepaart mit angenehmer Sure. Zum Abschluss kommt eine gute Hopfenbittere durch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westy1130 (75) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Poured in pint glass; silky black color with a dark ruby red hue. Aroma/Taste: chocolate, roasted malts, oats and chestnuts. Very smooth on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsTamer57 (11) - - MAY 6, 2017
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonGregorio (320) - POLAND - APR 30, 2017
Bottle. Black beer with large beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasty, chocolate. Taste is light to medium sweet and bitter, of slightly sour coffee, mild chocolate, nuts, burnt sugar, roasty, some roasted, bittersweet cocoa in the finish. Medium body and carbonation, silky, smooth texture. Very good oatmeal stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (303) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
Bottle at the Rising Sun in Smithfield. A beautiful colour in the glass and a lovely long-lasting head that went right to the bottom. Toasty malts and a lovely smooth velvetiness in my mouth. However, for me anyway, there was a strong and quite overpowering sweetness. I am glad I had it, but it really didnt do it for me.


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