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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,336 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,336
Reviews: 2,112
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 202
Gots: 384 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000)
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-02-2013 18:57:16 | More by Budinetz
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Crunkle

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-02-2013 18:45:47 | More by Crunkle
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JonNunes

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -23%

02-02-2013 08:41:26 | More by JonNunes
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AceMaster

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-02-2013 08:04:48 | More by AceMaster
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Knaub


4.81/5  rDev +14%

This beer is simply amazing. Try it to find out. People who hate dark beers love this one... you will too!

It has a slightly fruity smell, that is low on malt and hop profiles, but has a nice oatmeal scent. There is a hint of coffee and bitter chocolate as well.

The taste follows more into the coffee and chocolate, bitter at first, sweet like butterscotch, and than bitter from the oatmeal at the end. The finish is dry and chalky, but in the best sense of the word.
It is hardy and satisfying, with no watery feeling to it at all.

The mouthfeel is pearly and rich from lots of carbonation and oil from the oatmeal.

Best beer ever. Highly recommend.

02-02-2013 05:58:31 | More by Knaub
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Kuongming

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-02-2013 04:41:21 | More by Kuongming
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AnotherImperial

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-01-2013 22:05:07 | More by AnotherImperial
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-01-2013 19:49:34 | More by jbdpsu82
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-01-2013 18:50:43 | More by SocalKicks
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gregFLOseidon

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-01-2013 18:48:02 | More by gregFLOseidon
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

A: a medium brown in color, almost approaching dark red in appearance. It has a very ample carbonation and a nice, fluffy head indicative of the style. Its a very welcoming looking beer
4.5/5
S: Simply amazing. this beer pulls your nose into it, and wont let it go. Soft, almost bublgummy aromas leap out of this beer (from the oatmeal), with slight caramel and fruity hoppy aromas working out ot make a almost perfect oatmeal stout smell
5/5

t: it hits you with a very breif smoked malt flavor, but quickly moves on to chocolate and caramel malts, and finishes with a firm but restrained hoppy bite that is very refreshing. their is somthign for everyone in this beer flavor, appealing to both the malt and hop lovers in a beautiful compromise that any beer drinker can enjoy.
4.5/5

Mouthfeel: the combination of this beer excellent head, carbonation, and full body lead to a excellent creamy mouth feel that is almost as enjoyable as the beers
4.75/5

overall: I summed the final ranking of this one in my taste comment. A beer with a rich reputation, and a well deserved on. I could drink pint after pint of this excellent, affordable brew and be happy all night.
a beer that picks no sides, that anyone can enjoy.
4.5/5

02-01-2013 18:14:00 | More by jucifer1818
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ThaJackal

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-01-2013 01:49:27 | More by ThaJackal
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-01-2013 01:31:24 | More by jrfehon33
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

A- Very dark brown, almost black looking, with no light coming through. Fluffy tan head that lingers around and leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Roasted malt, flaked oats, grainy bread, slight note of sweet bread.

T- Huge roasted malt flavors, grainy bread, rolled oats, hint of cocoa powder, mineral finish. A lot going on for a low abv beer.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight carbonation tingle

O- Very good oatmeal stout. Smooth and grainy, extremely drinkable.

01-31-2013 23:51:38 | More by stephenjmoore
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matjack85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 22:34:13 | More by matjack85
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hornsup

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-31-2013 07:21:01 | More by hornsup
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mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 06:28:04 | More by mhaugo
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%

Giving this icon a day in the Chaney court.

Served in a Port City snifter.

A: Poured as black as night, with a slight off-white mocha head that looked pretty cool to my mind. Sticky!

S: Pretty fruity in the stout realm. Dark fruit that is, along with a nice malt back backbone.

T: How to describe this... hmmm...: Dark malt, almost in the Baltic Porter category, but not quite. A bit of licorice combined with dark chocolate.

M: Nice carbonation, sweetness, ridiculous lacing, etc. In a few words... very nicely done.

O: For about $3.99/bottle, this was a steal. Excellent UK import.

01-31-2013 05:41:48 | More by Chaney
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camelgar

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-31-2013 04:37:13 | More by camelgar
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NickMGlass

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-31-2013 01:56:09 | More by NickMGlass
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2013 23:41:02 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-30-2013 23:40:03 | More by AOShabaz
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imperiallibations

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-30-2013 22:14:28 | More by imperiallibations
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2013 20:28:17 | More by chetw
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-30-2013 19:59:10 | More by BGsWo22
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,336 ratings.