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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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DocJitsu

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, very dark brown with glints of cola brown around the bottom and edges when held to the light. A large, fluffy, dark caramel-colored head forms quickly and retains a little better than average. Once it dissipates, splotchy and spiderweb lacing is left on the edges of the glass, while a thin cap sits atop the beer. Aromas are comprised primarily of sweet chocolate and sorghum. While these aromas come through distinctly, they are not overly bold. There are also notes of roasted malt and ripe cherry. Mouthfeel is smooth, and not too viscous. The mild hop on the finish accentuates the light carbonation scrubbing. Flavors come through almost as distinctly as the aromas. However, everything is mild. In a time of craft brewers competing for the biggest beer, it's nice to sip a stout that has a lot of flavor in different varieties without having my palate overwhelmed. Mild chocolate, sorghum, and ripe fruit esters occur, essentially in that order. I regard this a quintessential stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 00:40:12 | More by DocJitsu
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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