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

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94
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6,107 Ratings
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94
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Ratings: 6,107
Reviews: 2,229
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 299
Gots: 897 | FT: 6
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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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Photo of JebBeerFish
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A friend shared this with me. I thought it was a nice oatmeal stout, very smooth and mildly chocolate-ly, no real coffee flavor (which was nice in my judgment). But there are a lot of good oatmeal stouts out there.However, not interesting enough for me to purchase.

Photo of jfugeman
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of oats and hint of chocolate, subtle notes of molasses. Taste is medium dry with a small amount of bitterness with notes of coffee and grains. Very pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and a medium body. Possible metallic-like off flavor/aroma.

Photo of DiUr
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355 ml brown bottle on a pint glass. Way too small a sample to enjoy this fine creation at full. Delicious!

Photo of do_ob
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

Loud hiss upon opening.Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. 1 finger tan head of fizzing foam. Sounds like Rice Crispy ceral in a glass. Smells of oats, chocolate, and sweet hints of alcohol. Heavy weight, as a stout should be. Taste is oats, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Bit of a dry finish with oats and a slight alcohol aftertaste. Suprisingly boozy taste for only 5%.

I suppose this is the difference between an English and American stout, but this beer didn't have a whole lot of flavor for what it was. Tasted a bit thin and lacking, but still good. I think I'll stick to Imperial stouts and leave this one for the traditionalists.

Photo of tekstr1der
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown pour with aroma of roast and chocolate. Sweet and soft on the palate. Very good.

Photo of marieli
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Started at 55 degrees. I did not get much of an aroma, especially compared to its sibling imperial and chocolate stouts. Pretty straight forward smell of grains and malts. Not much chocolate or coffee. Same with taste. Smooth, minimal bitterness. Mouth feel is between thin and medium. Overall I would describe the taste as good but nondescript. I would not drink it just to drink a beer--I'd reach for the organic chocolate or imperial stout. But with a meal I would drink this over those. Bottom line, Samuel Smith continues to impress me with its lineup.

Photo of LFlo
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely loved this beer, best oatmeal stout I've had thus far, very very drinkable, taste is on point.

Photo of Paddyjoe24
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Creamy oatmeal stout with a mild bite. Absolutely delicious.

Photo of theteleman
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A real nice oatmeal stout. earthy oatmealy creamy maltyness. Its good. Its really good. Its dark. A nice creamy white head. Oatmeal. Malts. Whats the sweet note? is it chocolate? I dunno. Its good though. You should try it.

Photo of atr2605
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a deep coca cola color with a foamy tan head with nice retention
S-sweet milk chocolate, hint of hazelnut, oats
T-more milk chocolate, hints of roasted malt/debittered coffee, and finishes creamy. Hops provide nice balance to the sweetness
M-medium bodied and creamy
O-great beer. very flavorful and creamy, excellent example of the style

Photo of Sonofadoublegun
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my very favourites. One of the staples that I always grab a couple of.

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

Great stout so drinkable no real flavors stand out cant beat for the price

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

-beautiful head light brown, deep dark black
-alcohol and oatmeal, light cream
- thick but not overpowering, cream flavor with oat notes, lingering oatmeal flavor
-good body, thick, lingers but pleasant and comforting
-hoped for a higher adv, but overall a great crafted beer taste is next to none. Will drink time and time again.

Photo of sdotpooh
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth! Very drinkable. One of my goto stouts.

Photo of hosehead83
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown/black pour leading to a big rocky head of inviting tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, subtle cocoa
Taste-Toasted malt, milk chocolate, "Yorkshire Square" subtle mineral stonyness that adds a depth of character, creamy smooth finish. A classic example of the style.

Photo of bvilord
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice sweet oatmeal aroma. Easy drinking with a frothy head and smooth finish. Slightly sweet chocolate milk flavor.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid oatmeal porter, not too complex, but for the price it's a home run.

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. A great combo of flavors. Tasty stout.

Photo of gatbak85
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Being a lover of porters and stouts I have tried my share. Samuel Smith oatmeal stout is one of the best stouts I have ever had.

Photo of Stevedore
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown, opaque and appears black in the right lighting. Half finger offwhite head, good retention, no lacing.

S- Toasted bread, a bit of nutty roast, cocoa, coffee, not much dark fruit, caramel.

F- Reasonably sweet roasted malt, nuttiness, cocoa, milk chocolate, bitter coffee, caramel, mildly bitter earth on the backend.

M- Medium-thick bodied, lower in carbonation as expected, a bit silky and smooth creamy mouthfeel with a mildly earthy finish.

O- Very nice oatmeal stout with a nice complexity and mouthfeel to it.

Photo of JOrtiz
2.79/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

More like a licorice Porter.

Photo of JohnnyI
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith has a nice package deal out right now that includes their IPA, Organic Chocolate Stout, Oatmeal Stout, and a branded Irish-style imperial pint glass. Today I chose to give the old Oatmeal Stout a proper review. The beer pours with a giant, frothy cappuccino colored head, a full 2 fingers over the top of the glass. Picturesque! Like a root beer float. The awesome staying power of the head lingers over a deep black liquid with slight transparency and cherry accents. A distinct but mellow browned butter aroma greets the nose. Along with hints of raisin, smoke and minerals. The flavor is of mildly sweet butterscotch with subtle sour bitterness. Lime-like spiciness meets a roasted character with an herbal tobacco taste in the finish. It's a nice marriage of flavors, but the bitterness, though not excessive, still manages to overpower the malts a little. The brew is medium-bodied with adequate carbonation. Unremarkable, but suitable for the style I suppose. Overall, this is a staple for a reason. There's quite a bit of character packed in to this tame ABV offering from the English legend. If you've never tried it, it's a must have on any beer-tasting checklist.

Photo of Evelet01
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark heavy beer very smooth

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyable & flavorful stout but nothing special. Works great as an addition to chili however.

Photo of HurrahBeer
3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, pours well with a thick foam top. Felt it left something to be desired for how highly it came regarded.

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 6,107 ratings.