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

very good
557 Ratings
Young's Oatmeal StoutYoung's Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Misfit138
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured as much as I could without spilling from the bottle into my pint glass.

A- Easily one of the best looking beers I know of. Very dark brown, pretty much black with an impressive tan head.

S- Roasted malts seem to dominate with hints of sweetness.

T- Nice roasted malt flavor with a nice sweet oatmeal flavor.

M- Fairly thick, and moderately carbonated.

D- One of my favorites. Maybe not quite as good as Sam Smith's but its debatable. I have had a hard time finding this beer as apposesed to the chocolate stout which is easy to get. I highly recommend this.

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Photo of wanker
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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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.


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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 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...

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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.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

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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.

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Photo of LuckyLyle
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Will_Turner
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of ham413
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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!!

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Photo of SGToliver
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of lackenhauser
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous black color. Not as deep as a big imperial but a nice black overall. Small tan head. Low aroma-some roasted malt. Nice mellow roasted malt flavor upfront. Not overly bitter from roasted malt. Very malty flavor. Silky smooth and velvety mouthfeel. An extremely drinkable brew. One that other oatmeal stouts should be measured against.

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Photo of Loki
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle without a freshness date, however it did have a serving temp of 50-55 degrees F.

Poured a pitch black void that lets no light through with a cream coffee head. A huge biscuity, head with mountains, holes, and bubbles. Beautiful, truly beautiful head of beige color that just stayed and stayed. Leaves ribbons and spider webs of lacing. I didn't completely finish the second sample of the night, woke up the next morning and there was still a partial head covering. Now that's a head.

Aromas of chocolate, malt balls,and oatmeal with some hints of coffee, but mostly sweet chocolate.

The body was smoother than a baby's bottom. Rich, creamy, chewy, simply delicious. Tastes of chocolate, malt, and oatmeal with hints of vanilla and a faint smokiness like that of cooking bacon or grease. Very light hops, but enough for a slight bitterness on the finish for a very balanced brew. The body and mouthfeel are truly wonderful, balanced, and just roll around the tongue and all over the mouth.

A truly spectacular find. A new favorite of my and right up there on near the top of my list. Full flavor, full body oatmeal stout.

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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.

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Young's Oatmeal Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.98 out of 5 based on 557 ratings.
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