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Young's Oatmeal Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

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540 Ratings

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 41
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: erz316 on 02-20-2009)
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Photo of Sycodrummer
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Recently had from the bottle at the Sunset Cantina in Boston, Ma. The menu here both tap and bottle had been pretty stagnant of late so I was very pleased to see they finally changed up their selection and this appeared on the bottle list.

Poured from the black bottle into a pint glass yielding a 1 finger cream-beige colored head atop a pitch black color beer. No light was able to get thru. As I drank the sample, thick rings of lace lined the glass all the way down.

Smell was roasted heavy malt, coffee, and grain.

Taste was oh so smooth and velvety creamy. Malty and tastes of slight coffee, roasted chocolate, oat, and cream. Very smooth with no bitterness and supurb balance.

Moderate to heavy on the palate but not overly thick. Almost no carbonation.

Very very drinkable. So smooth and creamy I only had one at this sitting but could have had many more. I'll be back to try this one again and again.

Sycodrummer, Jun 06, 2005
Photo of wanker
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely fresh tasting, which one doesn't always find in bottled beer in Texas. Wonderfully silky mouthfeel. Very crisp bitterness on top of a very smooth base. Nice dark tan head and lacing. I can't say enough good things about this beer. Absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, it didn't show as a product on Young's web site when I checked on 10/9/06, so it may be retired.

wanker, Oct 10, 2006
Photo of rarevos
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a very, very dark brown that looks jet black; with some light near it, the red at the edges reveals itself and you realize it's brown. Head is light tan, huge, and has phenomenal staying power. Sticky trails on the side of the glass as it does recede.

S: Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes and a hint of chocolate. Bit of fruitiness, but only once my nose was in the glass and I was taking my first sip.

T: Big, roasted/burnt flavor up front with some sweet malt. There's a bit of coffee/chocolate in the middle that tapers off to a mild charcoal-like flavor. Finish is lightly bitter, with a long, burned tail. Well-balanced. Just wonderful.

M: Silky, creamy, and awesome.

D: There's not much I can add to this. It's a great beer, wonderful example of the style. It's a wonderful and accessible way to introduce someone to the style, too.

rarevos, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of oelergud
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is almost identical to the Young Chocolate Stout. Very dark with only a faint maple syrup color where the goblet is narrow enough to allow a little light through. The head chocolate tan and comprised of tiny bubbles, has a very silky look to it.
Nice retention and good lace.
Pleasantly sweet chocolate scent with a little oatmeal in it, a little nougat in the nose as well.
Oh man this is a great great example of an oatmeal stout. Sweet and strong with a hoppy bite to it. Lingering aftertaste of hops and oats. Malts and hops in good harmony together with the oats.
A chewable beer no doubt, very full body and keeps a presence even after it's gone down. More of a kick than I'd expect from a beer this low in Alcohol but great nonetheless.
This will be a regular in my fridge.


oelergud, Aug 19, 2004
Photo of IceAce
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APEARANCE: Jet-black, opaque, and capped with a dense one finger collar of long-lasting foam. This beauty is exceptional!

AROMA: Deep aroma of truly fine-roasted barley malt. The smell of hand-crafted London quality just makes one want to dive right in...

TASTE: Almost not enough o's in smoooth to describe this one. While the absence of CO2 exposes the flaws in other beers...it exposes everything that is right with this one.

MOUTHFEEL: Unobtrusive and a bringer of joy! A superb oatmeal product with an unassuming robust taste that leaves one always wanting more...

DRINKABILITY: All day...all night...any day...any night...

IceAce, Apr 08, 2004
Photo of Hammarby
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with deep coper tones. Dark tan foamy head. Black and brown.
S: Dark chocolate, toffee, roasted malts, hint of vanilla. Caramel. This smells of candy. Very dark chocolaty tones. Like chocolate fudge.
T: Smoke, roasted malts, ash, vanilla, bitterness, dark chocolate. Metallic tone (good). Taste and aroma work so well together it is almost hard to distinguish taste from aroma after a while. Somewhat dry aftertaste.
M: Very good. Lighter body than the taste would suggest. Tiny bubbles of carboration. Moderately carborated. Lovely stout.

Hammarby, Feb 08, 2007
Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Beertracker, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of klimoja
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

klimoja, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Thiestru
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a twelve-ounce pub glass.

Appearance: Opaque black with an appealing brown head that lingers for some time.

Smell: The classic roasted-malt scent of a good oatmeal stout. Nothing fancy here.

Taste: Again, nothing fancy: just a solid, classic, roasty flavor with very little bitterness, although there is a discernable hop presence, rounding things out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and rather creamy, as I'd expect from a beer of this kind. The finish is pleasant, if a bit short.

Drinkability: Except that I tend to dislike drinking more than one of the same thing in a row, I could easily put away a few of these in a session with no complaint.

This is the first time I've tried Young's oatmeal stout, and I wish I'd sprung for it sooner. Overall, this is a damn fine beer, comparable in quality to Sam Smith's oatmeal stout - and I can't give much higher praise than that.

Thiestru, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of edskirk3
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Large 16.9oz brown bottle that's best by 21 MAR 07. It was a birthday gift from my brother. How did he know?!

Opaque black with a creamy, bubbly mocha head. Complex aroma of I believe fruit, coffee and/or bitter chocolate, and toastiness.

The flavor profile is real enjoyable. It starts off with a hit of roasted malt, then you get a twinge of bitter chocolate, and then what I'm pretty sure is the sweetness of cherries and licorice, and finally a toast-like finish (as stated on the back label, go figure). Once the bottle is finished, the aforementioned sweetness lingers. It's dry, viscous, and tasty.

edskirk3, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of LuckyLyle
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

LuckyLyle, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

brandoman63, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of MTMugs
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a lovely dark, dark brown and held the head for a nice long time (not that long - drank it rather quickly). It's beyond me how this can be such a sweet taste yet have that hops bitterness that I adore. Each sip brought out a different nuance - caramel, coffee... Just pure yummy.

MTMugs, Jul 21, 2002
Photo of cswhitehorse
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Young's Oatmeal Stout pours a black as night color with a thin foam head that leaves occasional sudsy lacing. There is a drink by date on the bottle.

The aroma is lovely roasted malt, oak, vanilla and a creamy chocolate.

The flavor is money. Smooth, creamy and delicious. It has a shortness in the mouth and doesn't stay long but the thought of how good it was is still in your mind. You taste a faint chocolate as well. Overall a wicked solid brew. I would recommend it anyone who is a Oatmeal Stout fan.

cswhitehorse, Mar 20, 2008
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Lance87
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
Photo of Blueribbon666
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Blueribbon666, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Will_Turner
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Will_Turner, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of ham413
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ham413, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Luigi
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black color with a creamy light brown sticky head. The aroma is sweet with chocolate and coffee. Hints of liqourice and smoky malts. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and medium bodied. The taste is semi-sweet with a smokiness from the roasted malts. Dark chocolate and coffee are balanced out with a light hop. The oats bring a sweetness that counteracts the coffee bitterness. Has a dry finish and a lingering aftertaste. A very complex oatmeal stout and damn good!!

Luigi, Jun 04, 2005
Photo of SGToliver
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

SGToliver, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of atigerlife
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a beautiful 16.9 oz. bottle that was best dated Nov. 2006.

Pours a dark brown with a hint of amber. A small brown head that dissipated rather quickly. Nice lacing.

The aroma wa of chocolate, molasses, roasted barley and some saltiness.

The taste was smooth with malt, coffee, toffee, nuts [hazelnut?] and bread coming through. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel was light with tingly carbonation. Medium bodied. Overall, this is a wonderful oatmeal stout. I was greatly impressed. Very, very drinkable. In fact, it was practically "asking" me to drink more. Wonderful beer to sit around at night and relax. Amazing stuff.

atigerlife, Mar 31, 2006
Photo of erosier
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black color with a thick tan head that laces the glass all the way down. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts, some toasted oatmeal, and a hint of chocolate. The taste delivers the same for this beer with a rich roasted malt backbone, hints of toasted oatmeal, a nice sweet chocolatey hint, and then balanced out with a slight hoppy bitterness. It has a very velvety and smooth mouthfeel that warms as it goes down. The drinkability is very good as this is one excellent oatmeal stout. Definately worth the try, I just wish I could try it in the Nitro-Can.

erosier, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of Globetrotter
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found, much to my delight, in a Moscow grocery store, the brown half liter bottle has broad shoulders and nice curves down to the hips. The yellow, gold and brown label features two ram's heads about to collide above the name. The Russian import label lists sugar syrup as an ingredient. Best before 1/12/07, I opened it on 5/20/06.

Dark opaque brown with a hint of burgundy under a lovely deep tan 2 finger head that fades at a respectable pace, leaving some spots and a string or two of lace. Very interesting nose, combining porridge and a caramel apple and very insistent. The mouth is mildly carbonated and slightly syrupy, coating the tongue but not weighing it down. The taste is luscious, with the oatmeal and caramel carrying over equally strong from the nose onto the tastebuds, but joined by a pushy smokey roasted tone that merges into some very dry coffeeground bitter hops. The roasted nut and coffee bitter loast long after the liquid is gone, coating the back of the throat with parchment. Wonderful, just wonderful.

Globetrotter, May 20, 2006
Young's Oatmeal Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.