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

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Ratings: 5,803
Reviews: 2,161
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 251
Gots: 595 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark as night. Not much of a head, but that's ok. The taste was rather sweet, bordering on being a porter. It had many unique complexities, the roasted coffe, the chocolate, etc. but it did not translate very well for me. A good beer, but not the best.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Jon
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic stout that most everyone has tried or has at least heard about. It pours a very dark brown with a fluffy head. The nose is of roasted malt and oatmeal. It tastes quite sweet (caramel notes) with that lingering oatmeal flavor all the way through. Although I prefer a little more kick to my stouts, this is a very easy-drinking brew.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This way my gateway beer 5 or so years ago. Surprised I've never reviewed it. Well, its about time.

A-Pours an almost pitch black with a nice one finger mocha head that faded fairly quick, but left some nice lacing.

S-Semisweet chocolate with some malt.

T-A nice bready, malty flavor with a bit of chocolate.

M-Nice medium body with a perfect carb level for me. Coats the palate nicely.

D-I could drink these all night long. Great session beer. Goes down very, very easy.

This beer is great. Over the years I have had it many, many times and it never fails to please. Great job from Sammy Smith.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Time to review this classic.

Appearance- Pours a nice black. About two inches of thick, meringue like mocha head. Settles into a solid inch.

Smell- Roast. Dark chocolate. Some coffee bean as well. A little mellow.

Taste- Follows the nose, pleasantly. Starts off with a chocolate covered coffee bean. It has a nice sweetness from the oatmeal. Sort of like a coffee ice cream. Has an almost cola finish. It's really pleasant.

Mouthfeel- Nice and rich. Very creamy.

Drinkability- Very easy.

This really is a classic. It's rich, a little sweet, a little roasty, and it goes down easy. No wonder everyone loves this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of MmmIPA
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Off white head with a dark black body.The head is very frothy and its staying there.It hasnt moved any in 2 minutes.

S-Malt,I smell a faint hop pressence.It almost smells like a Bass.

T-Roasted nuts and small hints of chocolate.

M-Thick and easy going down.It sticks to your mouth.

D-I like it,Its my first oatmeal stout.I can see drinking this on a cold fall day.This is a "treat" beer as i call them.That means this couldnt be drank day in and day out,its nice to have once in a while.I would reccomend this to fellow BA's

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice stout from a great English brewery

aroma: spicy roasted malt. A little disappointing as weaker than I expected

taste: smooth and creamy with roasted malt, brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruit, raisin and coffee all coming through

Enjoyable beer with great taste - nice and smooth

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Neorebel
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This classic brew pours a pitch black color, and is topped with a tall, creamy froth. Near perfect appearance for the style. The aroma is sublime... cereal grains are intermingled with sweet chocolate and some light fruit esters (green apple & pear). Fortunately, the flavor is just as fantastic. Along with the aforementioned aspects, we also get some molasses, raisin and a trace of crisp bitter hops. The finish is quite earthy & roasty, with a light mouth feel. Thoroughly enjoyable and complex.

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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown color, barely any color when I hold it up to light. Head is light tan. Stands about 1/2inch tall after the pour and settles to a thick film. As I drink there are nice rings of lacing left in my glass. Smell is of raisins, roasted malts, maybe a little vanilla. Taste is sweeter than expected. At first the raisin stood out, but as the beer warms I get more of the roasted flavor. Body is med-thick with gentle carbonation. I haven't had many oatmeal stouts, but I rather enjoy this one. I understand why it scores so well. Also, I appreciate a beer with a reasonable ABV like this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,803 ratings.