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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

4,918 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4918
Reviews: 2089
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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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-14-2013 15:21:02 | More by allenson21
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-18-2014 23:32:46 | More by NorCalAussie
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RoyFokker

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Beric

Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 11 April 2014

Appearance: Dark, nearly pitch black with a dirty brown, foamy head that dissipates to a good half-finger and leaves excellent lacing.

Smell: Smells sweeter than I'd expect for an oatmeal stout, with some milk chocolate and slightly roasted notes.

Taste: A great improvement from the nose- this one is no milk stout though it almost smelled that way. Nice complex overlays of roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors (despite neither of these being actually present in the beer). Somewhat smoky at times, but with a nice soft edge from the oatmeal.

Mouthfeel: The oat really adds some nice, soft smoothness. Good carbonation for the style too.

Overall: Another good beer by Samuel Smith's and one I would definitely recommend trying. I love the low ABV in this one- it's a tastefull, delicious beer and at 5% won't leave you crawling after such a big bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 20:10:18 | More by Beric
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Utah

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-17-2014 00:43:20 | More by beerios07
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-16-2014 19:12:40 | More by ramrod666
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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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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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04-13-2014 16:58:00 | More by themind
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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hopmandu

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 4,918 ratings.