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

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94
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5,535 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,535
Reviews: 2,131
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 220
Gots: 469 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000)
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

AKA1979, Today at 03:58 AM
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4.85/5  rDev +14.9%

A: pours very dark brown, almost black; light passes through; khaki head that leaves a nice ring around the glass, no lacing

S: strong toasted oats, toasted bread, dried plums (prune), dark molasses, dried figs

T: oats, toasted bread, dried plum, raisin skin, very light bitterness on the finish

M: nice moderate level of carb, on the thin side (for a modern stout) but this is what a traditional oatmeal stout should be like

O: I typically look for a higher abv, fuller mouthfeel stout when I'm drinking in the colder months, but this is perfectly suited for the change of seasons; it would also be great for a cold night when you plan to have more than a couple beers; in short, it's a great go to oatmeal stout

gfg0020, Today at 03:11 AM
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

dmberger, Yesterday at 09:54 PM
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Sampled last night on 10/19/14 but had this several times before. One of my all time favorites! First drank this one back in 1980. My first stout as well. This one comes in a large 550ml (18.7 ounce) bottle but have seen in in smaller bottle in a 4-pack for around $10. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass stein.

Pours a almost black in color with a good 3-finger thick creamy tan head that left lots of lacing when sipped. The aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some oats. The taste is fantastic with lots of good favor from the above said items. Very smooth with no bitter finish. I can drink this one when it is 0 degrees or 90 degrees outside. Nice smooth finish with no bitterness or harsh aftertaste at all. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Always a favorite and a perfect "10" for me!

BeerWithMike, Yesterday at 09:12 PM
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3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a really nice dark brown/almost black with a small head that subsides to decent lacing. The aroma is coffee with a hint of chocolate and the taste is again coffee, chocolate and some roasted grains. Minimal hop flavor or aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish clean.

Overall this is a very good oatmeal stout and is certainly worth a try for anyone who enjoys this style.

Retroman40, Yesterday at 11:47 AM
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,535 ratings.