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

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

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5,956 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,956
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 270
Gots: 715 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was skeptical that this beer could live up to it's reputation, but it truly is a wonderful stout. The color was spot on and the head nicely colored and creamy. Nice full body with a fair amount of complexity. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors mixed with flavors I could not identify. The beer finishes smooth and dry with only the slightest hint of bitterness. Overall, the best oatmeal stout I have had.

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3.33/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this in a four Oatmeal Stout taste-off between Samuel Smith's, Troeg's, Wolaver's, and Barney Flats.

Appearance: 1.5" generous head - tight retention. Medium sized bubbles all the way up, with tiny ones on top. Color is a very light tan/sand. Dark dark crimson when held up to light.

Smell: Very sweet, almost cola-like smell - reminiscent of a supersweet chocolate. Not really smoky. Cherry or chocolate twizzlers.

Taste: Full bodied, but cloyingly sweet for the style. Chocolate and candied malts. Bananas foster. Aftertaste reveals some roasted coffee roundness.

Mouthfeel: Medium - not smooth, not silky. Average.

Drinkability: Due to its over sweetness, this beer is only a one-pinter.

A good oatmeal stout, but I was expecting more from such a highly rated beer. I would rather spend the money on the Troeg's or Barney Flats!

Photo of biglite351
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: drank with bottle at room temperature.

A - slice of red around the edges. Tall creamy head leaving some lacing.

S - solid malts and oatmeal. Some underlying fruit. no bitterness.

T - Never had it this warm before. A raison taste comes out. Solid malts with an undertone of raison, vanilla and chocolate. much more complex than when chilled.

M - solid coating but only a tiny bit of tingle on sides of tongue.

D - I could drink this all night, but there are a few that I would reach past this to grab.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bunnyhustle
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into chalice, pours jet black with off-white head, not too thick and moderate retention. Smell is muted, but has a nutty and cocoa scent to it. Taste is good. Tastes of choclate, toasted grains, some dark malt. Extremly creamy, both in taste and mouthfeel. Its hard to describe but there is an overall creamy aspect to the beer. Overall a very good beer, the low ABV makes it an easy drinker that left a great overall impression.

Photo of chocosushi
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Pint Bottle
Poured Into a Samuel Smith Pint Glass

/Love this brew/

A ~ Dark Auburn. Can barely see through glass. Gorgeous large khaki Head.

S ~ Mostly Sweet Notes with some bread. Alotta Molasses.

T ~ Brown Sugar, Burnt Toast, Buttery Oatmeal w/ Coffee Lingering. Why i consider this a 'dessert brew'

M ~ V e l v e t y!!! I love the carbonation, the small bubbles make me want to 'swish' this beer all day and ask for seconds.

D ~ Could drink this not really all day, but definitely all night.

Overall, this is a good beer to end a night with after a long one, or just a good brew to have w/ a bowl of ice cream after a long long eve of work.


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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BH712
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 550ml bottle to tulip glass after spending about 10 minutes chilling a bit in the fridge.

Absolutely wonderful. Pitch black with creamy tan head, great retention and lacing. Nose was nice and roasty with cocoa and vanilla. Taste followed - delicious cocoa, coffee, and a bit of caramel. I'm sure this would be great over ice cream. Not as heavy as I was expecting. Don't have much experience with oatmeal stouts, but if I tasted this blind I would swear it was a milk stout. Very delicious way to finish an evening.

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a rocky off-brown head. Some lacing.

Smell is a faint chocolate caramel.

I can taste chocolate , slight coffee , dark malts , no hop profile.

Mouthfeel is medium to light , somewhat drying.

I could drink these all day without a problem.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,956 ratings.