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

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5,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,960
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 272
Gots: 723 | FT: 5
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 18.7 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip glass

a: Black with clear rubyu highlights when seen through light. An enormous four inch tall tan head filled the glass, requiring additional pours. Eventually it receded to thick rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild dark malt.

t: Sweet chocolate up front with some smoke later.

m: Medium with very smooth texture.

o: Without doubt the most outstanding non-Imperial stout. Sweet chocolate dark malt flavor with minimal smokiness.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dmgeng
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first brew that I tried to copy with homebrew.

A - Deep brown/black/maroon color. Pours thick with dark creamy head with good lacing.

S - Strong malty smell with a roasted, grainy, oatmeal smell.

T - Great flavor having a robust character with a malty, roasty, chocolaty, and some like toffee/caramel taste. There is some faint bitterness from the black malt and hops but is very malt heavy and sweet.

M - Robust mouth-feel with low carbonation. Silky feel and a lingering sweetness that makes it a great winter beer.

Overall, this oatmeal stout is the gold standard in this style. It isn't as heavy as a RIS but it is a tasty brew. It has everything for the dark beer drinker. It's also a nice change of pace if you are used to drinking dry stouts like Guinness. I would strongly recommend this to anyone that likes darker beer.

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4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I still remember the first time I tried Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout. Fifteen years ago and still nothing has surpassed it at the top of my beerymid. Perhaps it's my affinity for stouts but I can never get enough of this beer. It's a constant struggle each trip to the store not to go back to this and force myself to try something new on the shelf.

Heavy enough to keep you warm during the cold months yet smooth enough it's still during during the dog days of summer.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,960 ratings.