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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,329 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,329
Reviews: 2,113
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 201
Gots: 382 | 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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kingmaker

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2013 00:28:18 | More by kingmaker
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2013 21:42:55 | More by ComRock12
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-25-2013 19:53:40 | More by BMan33
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-25-2013 15:35:04 | More by baybum
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Smextongo

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-25-2013 03:23:12 | More by Smextongo
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2013 01:50:39 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2013 23:22:42 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-24-2013 22:36:48 | More by hopandbarley28
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avalonct

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2013 19:52:07 | More by avalonct
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-24-2013 03:55:46 | More by Focusf111
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Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-23-2013 23:33:18 | More by Tumble
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 22:25:48 | More by wo87810
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-23-2013 18:38:07 | More by jlove5
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 14:45:03 | More by Hugonaut13
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440kk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 03:52:29 | More by 440kk
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-23-2013 03:11:52 | More by pearljam118
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 02:29:12 | More by mattboyer182
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Kevin73

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

This Tadcaster is a Tad over hyped methinks. While it is indeed very smooth and easy to drink there is almost no flavor to it. Light bodied. I get intensely sweet caramel, honey and a splash of espresso on the nose. But the flavor is watery on the start and the finish. The little hops character which is there is well balanced against the unique sweetness the oats add. So I do get why it is a widely enjoyed stout, but I prefer something more flavorful. It is good, just not my favorite.

01-23-2013 02:19:04 | More by Kevin73
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 01:58:35 | More by DelMontiac
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carach

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2013 01:41:25 | More by carach
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RalphSMouse

Tokelau

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%

Appearance: Poured into a beer mug, this stout’s head is thick, foamy, and of an inviting, sandy beige color. The body is dark brown, bordering on black. This is a beautiful beer.

Smell: The smell is metallic, but not unpleasant; reminiscent of petrichor (I imagine this is due to the hard water used to brew this beer). There are hints of caramel and roasty malts. There is also a slightly sour “sting” that I am not too pleased with, but overall, the brew smells fine.

Taste: Begins with a slight saltiness that slowly transitions into pleasantly bitter coffee and slightly sweet caramel. Alas--strangely, there is a prominent "mushroom"-like note. I don’t like that very much, but it isn’t a big enough deal to ruin the beer as a whole for me.

Mouthfeel: Rich, silky, and effervescent.

Overall: This is a solid stout. I find that the “mushroom” taste takes away from the enjoyability of the coffee/malt combination, and for me, this is the beer’s weak point. Aside from that, there is nothing much to complain about. Give it a try.

01-22-2013 23:20:54 | More by RalphSMouse
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

01-22-2013 21:21:23 | More by phishbone23
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-22-2013 20:44:58 | More by ncaudle
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Brew33

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-22-2013 19:53:04 | More by Brew33
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-22-2013 18:34:34 | More by bobv
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,329 ratings.