About The Beer
Brewery: Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Format: 550ml Bottle
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 flavour. 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.
Rated 99 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com