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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,213 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,213
Reviews: 2,106
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 185
Gots: 317 | 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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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 02:29:12 | More by mattboyer182
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Kevin73

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This Tadcaster is a Tad over hyped methinks. While it is indeed very smooth and easy to drink there is almost no flavor to it. Light bodied. I get intensely sweet caramel, honey and a splash of espresso on the nose. But the flavor is watery on the start and the finish. The little hops character which is there is well balanced against the unique sweetness the oats add. So I do get why it is a widely enjoyed stout, but I prefer something more flavorful. It is good, just not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 02:19:04 | More by Kevin73
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 01:58:35 | More by DelMontiac
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carach

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 01:41:25 | More by carach
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RalphSMouse

Tokelau

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a beer mug, this stout’s head is thick, foamy, and of an inviting, sandy beige color. The body is dark brown, bordering on black. This is a beautiful beer.

Smell: The smell is metallic, but not unpleasant; reminiscent of petrichor (I imagine this is due to the hard water used to brew this beer). There are hints of caramel and roasty malts. There is also a slightly sour “sting” that I am not too pleased with, but overall, the brew smells fine.

Taste: Begins with a slight saltiness that slowly transitions into pleasantly bitter coffee and slightly sweet caramel. Alas--strangely, there is a prominent "mushroom"-like note. I don’t like that very much, but it isn’t a big enough deal to ruin the beer as a whole for me.

Mouthfeel: Rich, silky, and effervescent.

Overall: This is a solid stout. I find that the “mushroom” taste takes away from the enjoyability of the coffee/malt combination, and for me, this is the beer’s weak point. Aside from that, there is nothing much to complain about. Give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 23:20:54 | More by RalphSMouse
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Brew33

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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oregone

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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jampics2

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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GoodyGoodman


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Tstamba

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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DeekNayvuz

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Scandalousmrt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Pennsylvania

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 5,213 ratings.