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

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5,531 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,531
Reviews: 2,129
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 220
Gots: 469 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

freemanj, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Texasfan549, Mar 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dannyboy, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: very solid 550mL embossed brown bottle. An old-school medicinal-style label - a quirky and, to be honest, awesome package.

Appearance: deep jet black with hints of ruby-brown highlights against the light. A perfect one-and-a-half finger tan head sits on top. Good retention and fantastically heavy lacing top the appearance off.

Aroma: one of my least favoured aspects of any stout. Always very demure, and this one is no different. Has a good combination of malts, however, no matter how light. Coffee, chocolate, caramels and some light spices to back up. Quite nice.

Taste: good quality malts again, a bit sweeter than the nose. It still has a bite, but has a creamy smoothness as well.

Aftertaste: lingers for a good long while, but a touch of bitterness hanging on. Also some of those heavier malts at the back of the mouth, which is a rare thing.

Mouth feel: the mouth feel is spot on. Medium-to-heavy, thick and creamy body. A low carbonation helps it glide down, and the creamy head offers just enough bitterness. Perfect.

Overall: sure, it's expensive, but it's a bloody good beer. You get what you pay for in this instance. It'd be nice if Australians didn't get quite so bent over when it came to beer, imported beer and, really, commodities in general, but hey. This one is worth the extra.

SmashPants, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SHolland, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

NikD, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

emmgee, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

RickDeLucio, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle in Belgian Scotch Silly tulip glass.
Big aroma of milk chocolate, hot chocolate, dark chocolate.
Near black with substantial amber-brown head.
Modest to light carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of light chocolate, minerals, dark roasted malts...rust.
OK...I've had this brew for perhaps 30 years...always a modest body and flavorful beer. Perhaps the standard bearer for oatmeal stouts...tasty and respectable on a consistent basis.

DenverLogan, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

dpage27, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Biermiester
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - when poured into a pint glass this beer looks great, dark brown/black appearance is amazing.

S - a little disappointing I really had a high expectation on this one. Sweet smell not to over whelming but still the look doesn't fit the smell.

T - not what you would expect, very nutty, sweet taste, pretty good but not knock out.

MF - darn good

O - I like it, and you will too. It is not one of those stouts that will have you telling your friends but it is good enough to drink on a cold night.

Biermiester, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dctriman, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DeutschesBier, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

elroacho, Feb 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Stevotex, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

speedvagen, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ufmj, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

guytyping, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

owend, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JeanPaulValley, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bonSreeB, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

egrace84, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Maillard, Feb 27, 2013
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,531 ratings.