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

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5,800 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,800
Reviews: 2,160
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 249
Gots: 594 | FT: 5
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000)
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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't always drink beer but when I do its sam smith.

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3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of personpitch
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthVorador
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THE standard for Oatmeal Stouts, exceptionally smooth & drinkable. One of my top 3 imports from England. This beer is a reminder to all of who invented the Stout!

Photo of Dgarrett0
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best stouts, and top 3 beers, I've ever had.

Photo of Los13
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best God damn oatmeal stout!!

Photo of quang_dam
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majorbase2
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown (nearly black) color with a big mocha-colored, foamy head. Good retention and lacing. Even after 10 minutes there is a thin, creamy looking head.

Aroma hit you right away with the sweetness. Oats, chocolate, and a bit of caramel.

Taste leads with roasted coffee and chocolate. Sweet oats are very present. Very easy to drink. A touch of bitterness on the finish. The oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee notes are all masterfully achieved. Very well done.

Medium bodied. Goes down silky smooth. The easiest drinking Stout I've ever had. Downed it in about 10 minutes (usually do these in 30). No bite from the alcohol (not surprising considering its ABV).

Overall, I completely understand why this is considered the standard for Oatmeal Stouts. Smooth and sweet, in addition to a taste that has been very well refined, this is one of the easiest drinking beers I've ever had.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. It reminds me of simpler times. It's simple. So simple, it's perfect. I can drink this every day, at any temperature, with any meal. This is the definition of a beer. No bells, no whistles, nothing pretty. This is BEER.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,800 ratings.