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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

5,215 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,215
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 185
Gots: 320 | 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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MaltAndHopsFC


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-05-2013 21:41:07 | More by MaltAndHopsFC
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BlackTuesday

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-05-2013 11:21:58 | More by BlackTuesday
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vlodko62

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-05-2013 04:55:16 | More by vlodko62
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RustyBucketBrewing


3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-05-2013 03:28:45 | More by RustyBucketBrewing
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with the usual awesome head I've noticed on Sam Smith beers. Retention is impressive, lacing even more so. As far as looks go, this is just about perfect for a stout. Less of a treat for the nose than the eye. Malty and earthy, a bit of cocoa. The aroma is altogether somewhat weak and pedestrian.

Malty and dry in flavor, finishing with a hoppy bitterness. The silky smooth mouthfeel expected of an oatmeal stout is there. Chewy enough for a stout in the 5% range. Dry, roasty malt note dominates, with a bit of licorice backing it up.

Save for the average aroma, this is a more than worthy stout with good flavor while also being sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:11:48 | More by gr0g
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-04-2013 23:46:16 | More by cwxc818
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AMson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-04-2013 20:30:36 | More by AMson
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Vinylboy20

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-04-2013 03:46:13 | More by Vinylboy20
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Mxslms


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-04-2013 03:02:17 | More by Mxslms
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BigJohnny

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-04-2013 00:30:51 | More by BigJohnny
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Deininger


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-03-2013 21:28:31 | More by Deininger
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neil2me

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-03-2013 13:13:20 | More by neil2me
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-03-2013 09:15:17 | More by VALIS666
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420drinker

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-03-2013 02:32:53 | More by 420drinker
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tcsather


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-02-2013 23:55:24 | More by tcsather
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hunkler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-02-2013 23:11:59 | More by hunkler
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-02-2013 02:54:05 | More by firstlighthiker
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Morpheus

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Absolutely perfect pour and appearance. Beautiful foam. I shiver with anticip...

...pation

Smell: Malty goodness and essence of hops. A faint sweetness of molases.

Taste: Not as "oaty" as I would have expected. Very well balanced, with a finish of hop bitterness.

Texture: "average" for a quality beer. Neither remarkable, nor disconcerting.

Overall: A very fine beer. My first oatmeal stout. I find the flavor improves the closer it gets to room temperature. One of the few beers I prefer warm.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 22:56:03 | More by Morpheus
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-01-2013 20:56:37 | More by MinorThreat
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jbcalc

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-01-2013 15:09:33 | More by jbcalc
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stoney1031

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-01-2013 01:09:43 | More by stoney1031
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark black body, only some light shines through the edges of the glass. Head is thin, mocha coloured. Leaves very little lacing and retention is alright.

S: Well blended aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts.

T: Not as strong as the aroma, but full of milk chocolate, roasted malts and grainy hops.

M: Very thin, water like texture. There is medium-low carbonation. I was expecting this to be a thicker texture and feel due to the oats, but I don't notice it.

O: I was expecting much more out of this stout due to the great reviews. It's not bad, but just not as good as I was expecting. Would enjoy the texture to be thicker.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 23:23:56 | More by Long813
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CoreyW

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-31-2012 15:18:24 | More by CoreyW
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MBZombie


5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-31-2012 09:34:28 | More by MBZombie
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boesesfleisch

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-31-2012 05:45:25 | More by boesesfleisch
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,215 ratings.