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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

5,215 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,215
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 185
Gots: 320 | 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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erz316

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

550ml bottle into sam smith pint glass

the brew pours relatively thin with a huge head and much lacing. the foam is a light tan colour, and the body is dark dark brown; it would be black except for the fact that light can get through it, even the center of the beer. mostly a malty smell, pretty light in intensity. it is not a 'clean' nose, but it is hardly trying to make a big impression. just kind of a malty, slightly oatmealy nose. the taste is much more oatmeal than one would expect in the nose. malts decently sized, and are complemented by an almost even amount of oats, which make the brew taste a bit sour. I like it quite a lot. the feel is a most a light-medium, but there is a very crisp carbonation that makes things a bit more exciting. the lightness of the beer, but the intensity and darkness of the taste make an interesting combination that I find quite chugable.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 21:49:41 | More by erz316
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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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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Smell: Oats, dark roasty malts. A somewhat sugary, creamy smell to it.

Taste: Smooth and sweet, with an oaty, maltiness to it, and a slight bitter finish to it.

Feel: This is excellent. VERY smoothy and creamy texture. The carbonation is just right.

Overall: Excellent beer. Last time I drank this was as dessert after a Steak topped with blue cheese crumbles, so I remember it being sweeter the previous time I had it.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,215 ratings.