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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,583 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,583
Reviews: 2,135
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 222
Gots: 489 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000)
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost pitch black with an outstanding head, lacing and retention. Subtle nose of dark fruit (plum, raisin) with light notes of roast and chocolate as it warms. Light bodied with little texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is laid back. It consists of a blend of light roast and chocolate with a distinct mineral note. If you look for it, you can find the oat character. The finish has a slight metallic twang to it. I suspect this bottle may be old, since what I'm tasting is nothing like the other reviews here. If you don't bother to bottle date, then the reviewer can't take age into consideration.

tillmac62, Wednesday at 07:07 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -70.4%

Overly malty with a burnt taste. I would also expect (and hope) that an oatmeal stout would be very smooth. This beer could barely be described as smooth, it also has a harsh finish that you would expect from a bitter pale ale. Stouts should be easy to drink in my opinion. There is a faint taste of chocolate.

PaulToner, Monday at 01:10 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: Almost black.Tan head. Nice lace is left.
Smell: Sweet roasted malt, coffee, a bit of chocolate, hint of alcohol and a little bit of oats.
Taste: Malt, coffee, and some chocolate.

I love this beer. Big malt with coffee and chocolate greeting you with each smell and gulp. The taste has a little bit of a tang to it; kind of like coffee that you've brewed but let it sit in the pot until it cooled (it works for the good in this case). I'll get this again of course.

TeamMathis, Sunday at 07:05 PM
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 5,583 ratings.