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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,912 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4912
Reviews: 2088
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%


Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000)
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BurnsTau

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black, amber highlights, nice tan head leaves good amount of lacing.

Smells are good, carmel, coffee, chocolate. Taste is very well balanced. There are the obvious chocolate, coffee malty flavors, but a slight hop taste and great mouthfeel and body balance this brew out nicely.

If you are a fan of stouts this is a definite must try.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 04:18:37 | More by BurnsTau
More User Reviews:
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Black body crowned with a two finger khaki-manila head. Fluffed and cloud-like the head is. Wow. Spotty lace.

S-Milk. Syrup. Cinnamon. Raisin. Sour on warming akin to prunes. Not too much here, just a standard stand-out stout.

T-Sweet, sugary. Bitter dark roast coffee. Bitter cocoa. Cereal. Obvious oats. Lactose notes. Slight dark fruit sour ending. Pinnacle of a stout in taste.

M-Great medium body sips thick and smooth. Low-high to Medium-low carbonation. Feel is grainy, dusty and powdery thanks to the flaked oats. Body could use more fizz, but this stout sips well regardless with an inky cool feel. Bitters, sours and sweets keep the tongue interested as well.

O-A classic for a reason. Not just a great oatmeal stout but a great stout period. A great beer. Plays it safe in a few categories but that's just this stouts' style. Good as is.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 10:47:18 | More by shacawgo24
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douginromeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-15-2014 02:07:15 | More by douginromeo
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-15-2014 01:09:10 | More by marmstrong1212
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TJP21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2014 20:20:13 | More by TJP21
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themind

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.9%

04-13-2014 16:58:00 | More by themind
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2014 14:03:19 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2014 13:08:34 | More by markgugs
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wolf_switzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-13-2014 05:29:36 | More by wolf_switzer
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DKRowden

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 into point glass. It's dark to almost black with a nice inch head with little lacing. Really nice sweet malty smell. It has a great sweet caramel taste on the palate with light roasted notes. It has a sticky thick mouthfeel with semi dry finish. Overall very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:41:14 | More by DKRowden
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hickmancase

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-11-2014 05:14:38 | More by hickmancase
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Qwest_35

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-10-2014 22:48:10 | More by Qwest_35
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-09-2014 20:58:39 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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hopmandu

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-09-2014 19:35:48 | More by hopmandu
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown to almost black in color. An inch of khaki colored head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Smell of oatmeal is present and yet a bit subdued. I get caramel,dark malt,and oatmeal in the palate. The fade is a blend of bitterness from the hops and then back to dark malt and caramel. The mouth is dry and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 22:35:00 | More by Franziskaner
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Mikexw

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-08-2014 18:40:19 | More by Mikexw
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stedun

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-08-2014 14:47:11 | More by stedun
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RyFikes

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-08-2014 13:50:48 | More by RyFikes
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-08-2014 03:27:36 | More by YieldToNothing
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-08-2014 01:43:45 | More by ChaseBeer
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-08-2014 01:07:51 | More by SD-Alefan
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xos

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-08-2014 00:59:19 | More by xos
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Modernrickk

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-07-2014 23:16:10 | More by Modernrickk
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Ed2

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-07-2014 22:51:51 | More by Ed2
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-07-2014 22:42:14 | More by fehrminator
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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