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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,793 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,793
Reviews: 2,157
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 247
Gots: 587 | 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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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.

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

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

Photo of danlib21
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of Knobs303
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Larsonfromdublin
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Keelin
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Baileye3
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BRadPhotography
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ravenscraft
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of unimatrix1
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Jacobus79
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours a nice deep black color with a caramel colored one finger head that dissipates slowly. The aroma is that of chocolate and fresh bread. Taste is that of chocolate and malt, a nice spicy note comes in strong. Not terribly complex, but a great example of a nicely rounded stout. Feel is thick and creamy, sticks to the mouth and leaves a pleasant chocolate note that lingers. This is a great beer, one that I will be coming back to in the future.

Photo of thisXwar
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of rockernino
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of AGust82
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bambinichole
3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Smell grains. Smoke Carmel malt and fuggel hops. Tastes bitter hop mealy oat. Smoke and big malt. Great feel good heavy breakfast beer.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,793 ratings.