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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

5,233 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,233
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 188
Gots: 327 | 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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Romulus141

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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a hefeweisse glass.

Appearance: Poured a deep, beautiful brown with a fluffy, caramel colored head. The head remained for some time, and slowly dissipated into a light layer of foam on the top of the brew. Lacing is apparent on all sides of the glass. Through the light, a slight red tint is visible. All around good looking.

Smell: A deep, grainy smell. There is a sweetness about it. There are hints of oats, and even a slight coffee-like aroma. The scent is strong and pleasant. It really gives a good indicator that the taste will be powerful.

Taste: As the smell suggests, this has a strong taste. There are different characteristics. Initially, there is a smokey character to the taste, which is followed by a splash of sweetness. The finish brings out the oat character of this stout. There is a coffee taste hidden among the oats. There is a wonderful balance between sweetness and tartness.

Mouthfeel: Thick, just like you would expect a stout to be. There is a little carbonation present. However, although the texture is thick, it is not syrupy, which is a plus. Overall, the mouthfeel is good, but it isn't amazing either.

Drinkability: This is rich, and definitely a sipper. It'd be tough to drink a multitude of these in a single session. You'll definitely want to finish your glass, but afterwards you'll want to reach for something lighter.

Recommended. Samuel Smith continues to live up to its good name.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2007 01:46:29 | More by Romulus141
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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.

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