1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.

5,959 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,959
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 272
Gots: 719 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (28) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,959 | Reviews: 2,194 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Thishops4u
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of thomseye
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Sarmartay
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of micko323
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of KCAS81
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of starhawkxi
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75


The best oatmeal stout I have personally tasted. I got high regards from people who drank this and from this site.

Poured from the bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

Very dark, almost black, could not see house lighting thru it but when I went outside the dark chestnut color came thru and you could see the bubbles dancing around. Almost like a super dark red at the bottom and got darker towards the head...

Nice 1 finger super thick brown cream colored head. A little lumpy in the beginning but the head stayed thruout me drinking the beer but wittled down to an 8th of an inch. Lumpyness in the head was not a problem for me, it actually attracted me to the beer..

Now, im not the best smeller.... lol... I don't have the best taste and sense... but I can pick out certain things in beers.... usually I'll pick up on 2-4 of the strongest scent/taste of the beer...

Smell was minimal at start a dot of chocolate and oats but I really had to try. As I sat outside...it's 90°.. it warmed a Tad... I could smell chocolate, oats, the mild hops and a great malt smell.

The taste was just fucking perfect.... I'm sorry, but I have to let you know that even tho at first the smell wasn't wazooo.... after tasting it I just stopped what I was doing and marvelled in it. For me it tasted way better cold.... when it warmed up just a little I could taste alot more hops and the bare bones of the beer.... still was excellent a little warmer than frig temperature but I'd say drink it cold cold... lots of chocolate and oats with a nice malt taste to it... chocolate lingers in aftertaste..

Smooth as silk... excellent mouthfeel, nicely balanced, not too heavy or light.... more towards the heavy.

Overall this is the best oatmeal stout I have personally had. It is one of the bbeers that I would recommend to people who like dark malty beers. It's the beer I tell people to drink...
Bottom line... it's pretty available to the masses so if you haven't tried it than shame on you

Photo of SoCalStout
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of CanisMajor
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of IHyphySF
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of rsths13
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of jaxon53
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of beerbtl
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Kempski
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of None77
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Wservati
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of dookiebrown
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of FrostyWPG
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ACB
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of JTomczak
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,959 ratings.