Young's Oatmeal Stout

Young's Oatmeal Stout

Rated 3.806 by BeerPals

Brewed by Young's & Company Brewery

Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom

Style:  Oatmeal Stout

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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A dark, ruby coloured stout almost black from a distance, with a beautiful, creamy head. Brewed with roasted malts, it has an exceptionally smooth palate and fruity aroma with a short but distinctive finish reminiscent of toast.

ID: 29 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

Key Stats









Overall Rank528
Overall Percentile99
Style Rank6 of 389
Style Percentile98.5
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.844
Weighted Score3.806
Standard Deviation0.389

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  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours black in color with a tan head and leaves full lace immediately and all the way down the glass. The aroma is sweet notes of fermented oats, brown sugar, hint of smoke and chocolate. The taste is sweet milk chocolate and oats, with creamed coffee mid-palate, gets a little more bitter burnt charcoal of a flavour at the finish, but a sweet beer overall. The mouthfeel is not cloying from the sweetness, creamy and smooth, medium to full bodied even.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    i'm grading this half way between what i'd give the bottle (better) and the can (worse). the flavor is nice, but like a Guiness, when it's on nitro, it's too unassuming. kinda boring, but smooth. the flavor comes out a little more in the bottle. the double chocolate, on the other hand, is better in the can...and better period.

  • BIGMANNE 156 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a dark black brown with a one finger brown head. aroma is sweet and citric. Chocolate , coffee, citrus are the main notes. flavors are coffee ,citrus and small amount of chocolate. slight bitter aftertaste. overall an average sweet stout.

  • STBLUES 183 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    This stout pours a deep dark brown with a tan head with decent retention but little lacing. Aroma is a little hops with chocolate and oatmeal, coffee and molasses. Very smooth and creamy texture. Flavor with some coffee and molasses, scant chocolate and a little hop. Overall this bre is outstanding.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This stout pours with a dark ruby brown. There tannish head on pur but has poor hang time. Aroma indicates coffee and molasses. The flavor is distinctly stout but with a nice smoothness.

  • MCRAPPS 129 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Deep dark and gorgious pout. Slight like brown head with nice lacing. Bitter sweet and hoppy with just a hint of chocolate and the aroma of oatmeal. I am learning to love the darker side, especially Young's.

  • CLEARLINES 2 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I tried the Oatmeal Stout at Nicholson's in downtown Cincinnati, OH. Deep brown color; delicate malty nose; sweet, but not too heavy; soft oat character evident, along with mild roastiness, restrained hops.

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A very dark blacked colored ale that is very easy to drink. The brown colored head did not last long but the roasted chocolate malt smell was very apparent. A very unique medium bodied sweet beer and I noticed both chocolate and licorice flavors on the palate. A delicious beer that I would seek out again when beer shopping.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This was a nice tasty beer. It was a dark beer that poured a nice thick foam and that foam remained down until the last of the glass. All in all it was a good beer.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Best by date October 2006, Sampled August 2006
    The beer pours a deep, not quite black, brown color that shows a brilliantly clear rich chocolate color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice chocolate note to it, which moves to a nice, light roast coffee type note. A touch of sweet malt character yields a subtle note of burnt figs & raisins.

    A creamy, lightly sweet malt notes yields quickly to a prickly carbonation and a bitter burnt grain note. The beer is a touch colder than I would like, but a bit of time will fix that. Light and quaffable on the palate, yet still rich and full of flavor. Sharp with a roast malt derived bitterness and even some hop bitterness. The combined bitter notes create ample balance to the evident malt sweetness. There is a touch of in the finish of this beer that is also a result of the roast character. As the beer warms up a bit more the chocolate note even become a bit more noticeable. Quit tasty, though it definitely benefits from being served on the warm side of things.

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