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

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Young's Oatmeal StoutYoung's Oatmeal Stout

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very good

554 Ratings

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 49
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: erz316 on 02-20-2009

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2.57/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at Andy's Corner from the rear fridge... date on the bottom of the can reads May 7, 2005... it's now October 13... shit.

Appearance- Pours a creamy black out of the nitro-can, with its *pop* *hisss* sound. The cascade show that follows is always a treat, and the resulting head sits forever... literally... a half-inch thick on the surface. Looks like a Guinness, you could've fooled me.

Smell- Weak. Compared to several others I've sampled, this comes up way short on aroma. Just a hint of roasted malts and oatmeal, with a disappointing wet cardboard and plastic background. Not at all positive.

Taste- Again, a weak and feeble display of malts and bittering hops... not much in the way of taste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Flat. Smooth. Nothing. Is it possible that this can is past its prime? I am drinking it five months past the date on the bottom of the can... I shall revisit this again one day, and report my findings right here.

Photo of Zorro
2.56/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a big BAD stout can just barely pass light through it.

Smell is Almost nothing! Very disappointing, I expected a lot more! I Smell More but nothing is There!

Big smoky Charcoal Taste. And that is about it.

Mouthfeel, OK.

Drinkability. Too one dimensional.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.56/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 3/3/2006 (25.9oz bottle):

Pours a very dark brown/black color body, with a brown head, good sized, but quickly diminishing. A strong aroma of coffee, molasses, and alcohol. Medium body on the tongue, watery, a taste of coffee, some sourness. Bitter aftertaste, slightly fizzy.

Photo of livingregret
2.48/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving Type: 1 pt .9 fl oz
--I am trying this after just having had another Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout to see how the 2 compare
Appearance: Pours a lovely dark amber. W/ out lighting hit it, it does look quite black. Had a 1 finger Dark tan head that dissipates to leave behind a ring. Plenty of lacing

Smell: The smell is a little mild compared to other Oatmeal stouts...I pick up Caramel, Chocolate and roasted malts(the roasted malt smell is very tame)

Taste: Right away you get the roasted malt taste, a toasty taste toward the end. The chocolate doesn't come through nor does the caramel/molasses. Disappointing. A little smokey as well

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, goes down w/ nothing much to it. Most Oatmeal Stouts are a little thicker...and this is quite thin.

Drinkability: I won't be trying this again. I picked this up after having had Young's Double Chocolate Stout(which I did enjoy) but this is disappointing compared to other Oatmeal Stouts.

Photo of Mitchster
1.9/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours to a clear black, but quite brown during the pour. Forms a modest light cocoa colored head with average retention and lacing. Has the trademark Young's aroma...hard water, sweet cream butter, toffee, milk chocolate, butterscotch. Mouthfeel is much different than the nitro-can for sure...flittery with a medium body. Taste echoes the aroma...lots of butter. A sickly cloying, mineralized & oxidized ruddy mouthfeel of wet cardboard is inescapable. I notice a little bit of smoke on first sip that has since become less prevalent. Bitterness is oxidized and mild. There's a bit of roasted astringency towards the end. As it warms, it gets worse. Tastes like a soggy buttered cardboard sandwich dipped in cigarette ashes.

To think that 10 years ago, I thought this was good stuff. OK, so maybe I'm babied by awesome stouts, but this one sucks. The ruddy mouthfeel and oxidized taste are awful, compunded by the year-old butter taste. Ugh. Down the sink it goes.

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