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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,786 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,786
Reviews: 2,154
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 248
Gots: 579 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a chalice.

A - An amazing deep dark brown, nearly black, with a finger and a half of khaki head. Decent lacing.

S - Very smooth chocolate smell that also provides some vanilla and caramel to the nose.

T - Milk chocolate hits initially and then is backed up by the malt that gives way to a mild coffee bitterness but then reverts back to the initial sweetness. Very complex and delicious!

M - Nice and creamy, but maybe not as creamy as I like in an oatmeal stout. I may just be nitpicking here, but it seemed maybe a bit over-carbonated.

O - This is quite easily the best easy to find oatmeal stout out there, and my favorite offering from Samuel Smith! Definitely try this if you're into stouts, it's relatively cheap given the quality.

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A- Pours a near black with slight ruby accents into my CCB sniffer glass. 1 finger mocha/tan head that doesn't stick around too long. Lacing does make an effort to hang on with everything its got.

S- Roasted aroma. Not huge, but very appetizing. Malted barley and oats. Hop notes on the back end, but still lets the malt control the aroma. Smells like an English breakfast.

T- Just like the label says- smooth malt up front with a delightful bitter-sweet finish. Very delightful. Not overly complex, but the flavors are robust- oats, toffee, chocolate, wood, vanilla. Flows well together. Woodsy hops finishes it off until the next sip. Just a big time effort here.

M- Thought it looked a little thin in the poor, but deceivingly viscous. Creamy full body. Smooth upfront with delightful attenuation in the finish.

O- My fav from this brewery. So well done. Found this in my sis-in-law's fridge and I couldn't be any more happy to take it off her hands since she had never heard of Samuel Smith. Gets better and better as it warms.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,786 ratings.