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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

5,237 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,237
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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bbkd3b

California

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Why has it taken me so long to give this a whirl? Well, it's another oatmeal stout... a type of beer that I've never been able to enjoy. So naturally, whenever I see an oatmeal stout (even one as highly praised as this), I have a sort of color-me-skeptical moment. After months of avoiding it, I've decided to give it a whirl:

A great, dark-brown body falls into the glass. Slight red hue breaks through where there's a light behind it. Frothy, half-inch head bubbles to life as I pour, a great tan color. I'm pretty sure I can already smell the oatmeal - a good sign! Leaves a great, caked layer of lace.

Leaning in closer, the aroma is fantastic. A sweet-smelling combination of dark chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of a sort of milky character. The aforementioned oatmeal is also fairly bold. Very lively and potent. I like it!

A milky body slips a really good flavor on to the tongue. Bittersweet in character, the oatmeal shines the whole way through. Along the way, various characters join in on the fun: roasted malts, a light touch of raisins. Finishes on the familiar oat taste and a surprising dash of alcohol. Just well-executed.

All in all, I can finally say, "At last, an oatmeal stout!" This is exactly what the style should be, and I couldn't have been happier to taste it. Give it a whirl!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 05:43:19 | More by bbkd3b
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,237 ratings.