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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

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Photo of atigerlife
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of Gump
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This can nearly exploded as I pulled the tab. Not too foamy, but alot of air came out.
Pours tight, and near black. Tight bubbles. White choco head.
I'd give it a 5 star just based on looks. Not only the look in the glass, but the look of the stylish can.

Thick, but not as thick as it looks.
Creamy, but not as creamy as some.
Clean dry earthy finish
The flavors of this stout don't scream at you. You have to go after it.
The more I taste, the more I like.

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Photo of WaltTrombone
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was turned on to this lovely brew when my wife returned from a business trip to Oxford, England. She came back raving about this oatmeal stout that she had there, and this is a lady who usually prefers beers no darker than a Sam Adams. When I found it at my local beer distributor, I had to try it, and was not disappointed. Until recently, they only carried the 20 oz. bottles, but today I saw it in a 16 oz. nitro can, and since I'm a sucker for a creamy head, I got some.

It pours very nicely, a full, creamy dark beige head, and below, a color as black as a black hole, pulling you closer with its gravitational force-"Drink me, drink me..."

It tastes of strong chocolate and coffee, and mayhaps a hint of licorice. The finish has a hint of grapefruit/citrus tang, which is mellowed out by the slightly sweet chocolate flavor. My current favorite quaff!

(Please be gentle, this is my 1st review!)

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Photo of acrawf6
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 1Pt. 0.9oz. bottle with a best before date of sep. 26, 06.

Very dark ruby color, barely any light comes through the corners. Thick tan head.

Smells very much of roasted malts. a little coffee flavor and some semi sweet chocolate. very nice.

Taste is very nice, very smooth. roasted malts are dominant, but not that strong. Some coffee flavor is there, and like they said on the bottle, a toasted flavor comes out in the aftertaste. quite nice. I still seem to get a slight hoppy touch in the flavor, which is very nice.

Mouthfeel is great. very creamy and smooth. Great balance with the malts. Carbonation is quite nice, almost a nitrogen carbonation that gives it a very drinkable feeling.

Overall i think this is one great beer because it has this great mellow flavor, nothing jumps out and completely dominates. Nothing in it to make it shocking or very unique, just a great beer.

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Photo of KodyBrannon
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this beer into a pint glass. It poured a very dark brown. Almost brown that left a very this brown head with lacing all the way down. The smell was of dough and malt, with just a touch of spice. The taste is of roasted malts with a bit of coffee and chocolate undertones. The mouthfeel was suprisingly light and crisp.Overall this is a very enjoyable beer and one I hope to enjoy agian and agian.

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Photo of TheDM
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a pleasant aroma. When poured, it yielded a small brown head of fine bubbles that lingered around for a long time. It's body is black as night and opaque. Very smooth taste. I found myself liking it very much. It is hard for me to describe. I can't pick out the words for the flavor, but I like it. It was a very nice smooth stout with no harsh for or aftertaste. It was extremely good.

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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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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.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty black with a huge cake-like brown head that forms large craters after a minute or so. Ends up looking like a course sponge. Dissipates kind of fast leaving some stringy lace.
Smells roasty and nutty, with coffee and molasses notes and a faint metallic twang. As it warms it takes on an aroma almost like suede that someone spilled chocolate on.
Tastes like dark bread crust with butter. Nice heavy malt profile with a little char and a hint of smokiness. I love the nutty, bready quality of a good oatmeal stout and this one's got it. Maintains a great balance with almost no detectable hops. Bitter roasted malt and oat nuttiness cut the sweetness nicely. Buttery finish coats the tongue.
Smooth, creamy, full mouthfeel with just a slight tingle of carbonation.
Highly drinkable. Stays interesting all the way to the bottom.

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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 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 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%

Photo of klimoja
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%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of spycow
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 Bryan12345
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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Photo of SimplySinister
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch Black and opaque with a lighter colored creamy head, moderate lacing, and moderate carbonation.

S - Notes of bread, grain, and roasted malt. Faint hints of coffee.

T - Superb. Starts slightly bitter with serious oaty taste; soon after the taste expands to coffee, mocha, and deep malt.

M - Somewhat thin and dry. Leaves the pallete with a mild aftertaste, but still very clean.

D - Tremendous drinkability. This beer is not too bitter, and not too sweet. It goes down smooth and clean. The ABV isn't only slightly over 5% leaving it extremely sessionable.

I may seem biased towards this beer, but thats only because I am biased towards this beer. It is one of my all time favorite beers and will, undoubtably, continue to be throughout my life. For me, it defines the Oatmeal stout genre and gives me a point of refrence for reviewing other similar stouts. Try it- its extraordinary.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Lance87
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Young's Oatmeal Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 558 ratings
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