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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: 3237   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Enjoyed from a 16.9oz bottle in an English pub glass. The beer pours the distinctive deep brown to black color, with a high tan head. The nose shows notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, and slight roasted notes. The palate is exceedingly smooth in comparison with other examples of the style, showing noticeable, but restrained, medium and medium-high English caramel residual malt sweetness. Carbonation is light, but enough to keep the beer from seeming overly full on the palate. The finish lingers, with a slight note of coffee, as well as toffee. The oats seemingly serve to smoothen the palate. Overall, clearly the paradigm of the style; enjoyable in every conceivable manner.


3.5
visionthing (5553) - 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 (1106) - - 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 (71) - 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.

3.8
wombat23 (1828) - Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste follows nose with hints of smoke and soy sauce. Good stuff.

3.5
unclefrito62 (354) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pint at Winking Lizard Penisula Ohio. Sweet malt aroma. Thin beige head with film on glass. Pitch black in color. Sweet and smooth. No lingering after taste. This is such a nice mellow stout. Rare having this on draft in the states. Cheers!

3.1
Cool_Bond (2810) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2017
The aroma of dark malt. Light taste of coffee, chocolate and dark malt. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. Good but a little weak beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
martpez (351) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2017
Thick milky stout with a real dryness to it. Some caramel malts in the mix make this a nice well balanced stout. The oats add some depth but arnt to strong in the mix making this very drinkable and tasty. Old breweries unique water gives this sam smiths brew its iconic taste. Unfortunately in the world dominated by craft lagers or poorly made bitters sam smiths is one of the few breweries standing from the more traditional English styles with a real understanding of english beers and the hard water that creates these more muddy creations.

4
djcampbell (360) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2017 Moje první zkušenost se sweet stoutem. Skvělé pivo! Přijemné kávové aroma, jemná chuť i říz a krémová pěna.

3.2
gschrade (1102) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2017
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Taste roasted malt, hint of milk, mild dark fruit. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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