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

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,155 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,155
Reviews: 2,104
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 185
Gots: 296 | 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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RedBaron

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really should be sending out resumes in light of a potential lay-off, but I thought, "what the heck, time for a beer first!" And, oh boy, what a beer! I've had this beer "resting" in my bungalow basement at about 59F for the past 3 weeks. Time to wake her up...

Appearance: Very dark, nearly opaque with some ruby tones if held up against a light. Brownish/creamy head that held up well.
Smell: complex roasted aromas combined with perhaps a touch of licorice or anise. I'm guessing the yeast strain is also helping out with some good aromas - wonderful to be sure.
Taste: Fantastic! A great combination of some bitterness from the hops plus light bitterness from the roasted barely. Of course, being that this beer is uniquely fermented in that famous slate, there is certainly a mineral component that is absolutely beautiful, especially in the mix of all this.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth through and through, attributed to those oats I'm sure. Finishes just a tad dry, which makes me want more!
Drinkabilty: Oh, why didn't I buy more than just this 20oz. bomber? It's been years since I've had this great beer. I guess since it has resided on so many good beer shelves across America for so long now, I've tended to take it for granted. But, I'm hear to sing the renewed praises (if they needed to be sung again anyway) for this special stout. It is truly unique, and such a pleasure to have. It won't be too long before I buy another bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 23:53:02 | More by RedBaron
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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