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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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5,235 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,235
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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ScottyS

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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought one 550 ml bottle from local BevMo, cool old fashioned looking bottle... Looks like a tonic bottle or some kind of old fashioned remedy.

Poured into a Stone Brewing pint glass. This beer is dark with a thick frothy head that dissipates slowly and clings to the side. It smells great, like most stouts but I am not detecting any oatmeal in the scent... maybe my nose isn't that fine tuned.

It is heavy stuff, but goes down very smooth, and I think I tasted the oatmeal underneath all of the coffee, chocolate and other sweets in this brew. Finished the whole bottle in thirty minutes and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is definitely my go-to stout from now on... it blows Guinness out of the water.

I wish i could find stuff like this on tap in the states, but I know there is not much chance of that happening.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 17:34:38 | More by ScottyS
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Poured from 550ml bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

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.

M- Medium, silky and smooth. Really nice for a 5% beer.

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)
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