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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

5,246 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,246
Reviews: 2,109
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 191
Gots: 331 | 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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Reviews by tewaris:
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tewaris

Minnesota

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

OG?
IBUs?
550 ml bottle with no freshness date poured into a Surly pint glass.

Appearance 5/5
Pours clear dark brown that looks black in the glass with deep brown highlights. Big, creamy, dense and rocky head that's like a Belgian ale's in all respects but its dark tan color. The persistent head leaves sticky lacing on the glass over the course of the beer.

Aroma 4/5
Big on roast, bordering on a charred character. Some grainy undertones. Perhaps powdered chocolate. This one is hard to say, but there might be some earthy hop aroma too.

Taste 4.5/5
Light malty sweetness in the beginning and middle, complemented by coffee like acidity that's perhaps from the roast, followed by a moderate bitterness from the hops, and then a moderately dry and roasty finish. A grainy character from oatmeal is certainly notable, but not prominent. The aftertaste is like dark chocolate in terms of some sweetness and decent bitterness. Hop flavor, if present, is very little.

Mouthfeel 4/5
Medium body with moderate carbonation, just the way it should be. Not cloying. However, it doesn't feel as silky as I expected.

Drinkability 5/5
Very very good. At 5% ABV, you can knock down a couple of pints of this flavorful dark ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 03:11:50 | More by tewaris
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2014 03:04:50 | More by Snatchanosis
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Gear54

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle into a pint glass.

A: pours a pitch black color with two fingers thick of kaki head. Head lasts about half of the glass before finally fading and leaving slight lace on the glass.

S: for such a well liked beer I was hoping for better. I got faint chocolate and a lot if malts.

T: follows the smell but steps it up a notch. Dark chocolate and raisin with carmel and roasted malts on the finish.

M: not as heavy as other oatmeal stout beers I've had. Coats well but fades fast.

O: not as good as Taddy porter but a solid beer non the less.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 01:40:02 | More by Gear54
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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
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Pours a really dark brown, blackish color with a nice 2 finger mocha colored head that leaves great lacing as it disappears down a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is a little weaker than I had hoped but smells like chocolate mostly.

Taste is excellent. I get the chocolate and maybe some coffee up front but I really get the coffee in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pretty full with a velvety feel to the carbonation. Really silky smooth.

Overall a really excellent beer. My only complaint is that it needs a little more nose to it but an excellent stout in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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