Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 3359   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SP23 (10) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Very mild roasted grainaroma with almost no coffee to speak of. Esters low at best and very little hop aroma. Overall this beer really lacks in aroma all together.Closer to medium brown than black and somewhat thick.Started off with a 1.5 inch head that lasted about 3 minutes, then finished to an 1/8 inch. Sweet yes, all be it closer to heavy versus medium. Definite oat with dark roasted grain along with a nutty flavor that compliments well. Diacetyl level closer to medium high with toffee flvor and slickness that does not take away from the beer. Very little hop flavoer if any. Full body, very smooth and creamy. Very sweet upfront, oats and slight toffee taste. It finishes dry and clean with a wonderful aftertaste. I drank this close to room tempature and the carbonation was medium.I feel that for the most part this beer fits its style catagory closely and it makes for a great beer. I will drink it again for sure and foer many reasons.It tastes amazing, low in alchohol for the flavor and very drinkable. This could be a session beer for a regular RIS drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (135) - - JAN 12, 2017
pours into a dark body with a caramel head. aroma is a sweet tart smell. this is one of the smoothest oatmeal stouts ive had with a velvety texture that really puls together the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutBeerReviews (76) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2017
sweet silky and smooth. very mild and easy to drink. kind of wanted something stronger, but I could definitely drink this all day. Very neat classical branding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
castor010 (199) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Aromat - karmel, mleczna czekolada, piernik, cappuccino, kawy dość mało; palonych nut brak. Piana - obfita, drobna i średnia, beżowa; Smak - słodki, dużo karmelu, lekka kawowa kwaskowość, czekolada gorzka. Finisz wytrawny, czekoladowo kawowy i lekko ściągający. Za wysokie wysycenie, ktre szczypie w język i nie pozwala cieszyć się fakturą, ktrą powinny nadać płatki owsiane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (575) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2016
strong malty aroma. black in color with nice long lasting light brown head. taste is malty, strong notes of roasted barley, chocolate, and subtle coffee notes. medium body, finished smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2399) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Black in colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, grain. In taste sweet, moderate roastiness, nice dark chocolate. Medium body, silky texture, light bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1641) - Hannover, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, milky. Appearance: black color and creamy head. Taste: roasted dark malts, milky chocolate, coffee, smooth and rather semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, smooth roasted finish. Overall: What a nice beer, rather sweet stout than oatmeal, but still, one should try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (916) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2016
550ml bottle. Poured black, foamy long lasting tan head. The aroma was roasted malts, toasted grains, dark chocolate and ash. Taste was sweet, minerals, cocoa, cream.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (323) - - DEC 8, 2016
Dark brown color with a short-lived tan head. Rich cocoa and dark fruit nose. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Sweet cocoa, dark fruit at the middle and roasted subtlety at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aphasialiu (28) - TAIWAN - DEC 6, 2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - DEC 4, 2016
Вкусное пиво, хороший аромат, красивы& цвет, мягкий вкус и приятно& послевк& Дата изготов& 30.09.2016. (Bottle 0,355/ 5,0%)

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