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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

5,221 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,221
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 186
Gots: 321 | 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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jpkoch1962

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark ruby-red almost opaque mahogany. The head was a dirty white, which left decent lacing. The aroma was a combination of sweet malts, molasses, and choclate, and was somewhat subdued. The taste was a complicated mixture of a Belgium Brown, Engligh Mid, and a milk stout. Sweet malts, black strap molasses, plumbs, and a hint of dark roasted coffee made up this complicated brew. Not much esthers, but plenty of character nonetheless. The body was smooth, full, and the finish was a bit dry and satisfying.

A very nice ale, but it does miss the stout category, as the typical roasted malts were very much in the background. If one added some Fuggles and dry hopped Goldings this would make an outstanding Porter. In any event, this is one of finest Dark English Ales one can find no matter what one calls it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 17:44:30 | More by jpkoch1962
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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)
94 out of 100 based on 5,221 ratings.