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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,544 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,544
Reviews: 2,131
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 221
Gots: 475 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Sammy Smith Oatmeal Stout. Poured it in a nonic pint.

Fluffy light mocha-colored head sits proudly after gushing up past three fingers in height. Still looking at a solid two and a half inches on top of an inky cola black. Makes me want to slam it back.

Oaty and roasty. Rich, dry, and malty. Picking up nuances of ground coffee, molasses, and cocoa powder. Massive roast offers up some great char aroma, without the smoke. Not so high in intensity, because there's a slight creamy nose that marries all of the stout-y notes in with each other.

Clean and creamy smooth. The roast is very dark, but never biting. No astringencies to note. Subtle hints of cocoa, coffee, moist devil's food cake, and dark honey. More of that molasses in the maltiness. Brittle toffee and burnt sugars comprise the rest. Lightly spicy sizzle, accented by the carbonation, gives evidence to some Noble hopping. The oats do contribute to the bitterness, which is still pretty low. The mouthfeel is amazing, however. Creamy and mouthfilling. Elegant and welcoming. This beer is going 'gone' and pretty damn fast, too.

A celebratedly awesome English stout. The claim-to-fame for versions using a lot of oatmeal. The revivalist. The one, the only; Samuel Smith.

thecheapies, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

elcrawl, Mar 17, 2013
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spiatt, Mar 17, 2013
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Cpk1977, Mar 17, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured to a tulip glass on St. Patrick's Day.

A - Beautiful beer! Nearly black with ruby highlights. Thick light tan head that stays to the bottom of the glass.

S - Rich and complex. Dark roast malt, bittersweet chocolate, hints of coffee. Light grainy undertones. Low earthy hops, but the roast malt is the star.

T - Similar to aroma. Rich, dark roasty malt. Prominent chocolate, burnt toast. Oats come through as a light grainy complement to the roast malt. Moderate hop bitterness balances the malt perfectly.

M - Medium to medium-full body but remaining highly quaffable. Medium carbonation helps balance the malt richness.

O - Really sorry I waited so long to try this one! One of the best stouts I've had. This is sure to become a regular beer for me.

CASK1, Mar 17, 2013
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,544 ratings.