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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,147
Reviews: 2,104
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 183
Gots: 296 | 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 wanker:
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wanker

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I approached this beer with some trepidation, since I - like others - had suffered skunked Samuel Smith beers in the past. Luckily, that was not to be the case this time. This beer was fresh, man -- no skunks for miles around.

Samuel Smith makes what is now my favorite oatmeal stout. That honor was previously held by Young's, but Sam Smith's is a more interesting, although perhaps not quite as smooth, oatmeal stout.

When I sipped this beer molasses was the flavor component that leaped out at me. The finish was also slightly sweet and syrupy, with that burnt molasses flavor in there.

This stout is as drinkable as they come and no sip is boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 21:24:25 | More by wanker
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Appearance: Almost black with little to no tent when put up to the light. Two finger frothy tan head with ton of lacing

Smell: A tart, almost wine-like aroma straight out the fridge, but as it warms it mellows out and I pick up chocolate, oats, toffee, and a hint of roasted malts

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,147 ratings.