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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,232 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,232
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 188
Gots: 326 | FT: 5
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark brown in color with dark red hues on the edges of the glass and good clarity. Poured with a thick beige foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Roasted malt, sweet dark chocolate, toffee, and cereal aromas. Thick, creamy smooth feel with subdued, but tangy carbonation at the back end. Roasted and toasted malts with bready cereal flavors up front. Hop bitterness slowly emerges through the middle and expands to the end converting the malt notes to dark ripe fruit flavors. Roasted malt and hop flavors quickly exit from front to back with an incredibly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 01:52:01 | More by IronLover
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A- Pours pretty dark black, when held to light there is a slight amount coming through on the edges revealing a deep coffee brown. Two finger mocha head.

S- Getting some fruity chocolate notes, maybe a little dried cherry, light dark roast.

T- Similar to aroma, bittersweet chocolate, fruity acidity, light coffee. Finish is a nice lingering bittersweet chocolate.

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O- This is maybe the best sessionable stout I have come across and I'm glad I can easily find it at my local grocery store, it's even on sale from time to time. I do wish I could find it on tap more though. All of Samuel Smith's dark beers are impressive and I suggest everyone try them at least once. One of the best things about this beer is the mouthfeel, the oatmeal really gives it that silky texture that I love in my dark beers. This is also one of the first beers I had when I was getting in to craft beer, back when I wasn't really into IPAs.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,232 ratings.