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

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5,814 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,814
Reviews: 2,163
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 252
Gots: 599 | 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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Photo of Lavonnq
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmw4437
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very simple yet classy looking label in the traditional Samuel Smith style. Front label gives a bit of brewery info. Back label gives a nice description of the beer, a nice back story on the beer, web info, and a bit of brewery info. Gold foil wrapped neck. Has “Samuel Smith” and “Bottled at Yorkshire's oldest brewery est. 1758” embossed on the bottle.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 550mL brown bottle into a 16oz English pint led to a 3 finger light but slightly creamy tan head atop a deep cola brown colored beer that lets almost no light filter in. Head retention was great at 6min flat before fading to a thick rocky coating and ring with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is slightly nutty with a bit of grain and a nice oat aroma along with a milk chocolate, roast coffee, and slight molasses aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes is of roasted oats and grainy nutty malt on the front end along with a nice toasted chocolate malt sweetness. Midpoint has a very nice molasses sweetness that comes through along with more cooked roasted oats and a deep roasted coffee malt flavor. Back end is very heavy on roasted chocolate and coffee malts that leads to a roasty finish.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the full side of medium bodied that leads to a thick, creamy, and smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable and not very filling for a thicker full bodied beer.

Overall/Comments: Wow! This is one tasty stout that is extremely well done. This has a very good flavor profile and nose along with a nice body and drinkability. This is a must try stout. Classified as an Oatmeal Stout @ 5% ABV. Consumed 1/12/2014.

Photo of thebigredone
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveB3014
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bottle in a Chimay snifter this fine oatmeal stout pours a rick black with tinges of dark brown on the edges. A moderate head dissipates to a thin pool of foam with light lacing. Nose of chocolate, moderate roasted grains, dark molasses and light coffee. Flavors follow the nose with rich chocolate and some molasses followed by a light bitterness to the rear with a hair of coffee. Excellent carbonation in the mouth feel making this a highly drinkable stout rounded out with the smoothness that only oats can bring. An English classic, AND a fine Christmas gift from the little lady's family who is here from England. Most excellent.

Cheers

Photo of aking32753
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Paulzavala
4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kidzord
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Pours very dark smell perfect taste eccellent .

Photo of Paulieblaze
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.

Photo of jeff1973
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Killswitch
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.

Photo of TheStoutScout
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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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,814 ratings.