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

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Ratings: 5,883
Reviews: 2,178
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 263
Gots: 653 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

18.7 ounce bomber, poured into my Rivertowne Pourhouse Irish Tulip.

A: Hazy deep dark brown, just barely translucent, with a big rich light-brown head on top that dissipated slowly. These irish tulips always do such a nice job with presenting a dark stout with good head retention.

S: Roasty notes, chocolate, maybe just a hint of something *cherry* back there? Perhaps my nose is deceiving me...

T: Nope. There's something *funky* and sour on this, not sure if it's intentional or not, but I'm really digging it. It pairs nicely with the chocolate presence. Roasted malt is always present, but never *loud*. There's even a *creaminess* characteristic that I think might be brought on by tthe Oatmeal, but oatmeal done in an understated manner (unlike Southern Tier Oat, for example).

M: Light and creamy, carbonation is low but appropriate given the other characteristics of the beer. I think a highly carbonated beer would be distracting. The finish is rather wet and semi-sweet.

D/O: An enjoyable brew. No problem finishing the 18.7 ounces. Definitely repeatable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out on the patio on a warm summer night. Not sure if this is the best time to have this type of beer, but its been sitting in my fridge a little too long and there hasn't been a better time. Poured from a 550mL bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a slightly clear black with ruby highlights. The brown head surges on a moderate pour and sticks around pretty well. Lacing is adequate but not great.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt with a touch of smokiness. The nose is incredibly sweet like chocolate.

T - As with the nose, this is a tasty sweet stout. I made the mistake of drinking this a little too cold and I wasn't happy until it warmed up. Sweet chocolatey malt up front with a mild cocoa-coffee like bitterness on the finish. Delicious.

M - A little light bodied for the flavors preset, but carbonation is just right.

O - An excellent staple of the oatmeal stout diet. This beer, while not too complex, has amazing quality of flavor that separates it from other stouts.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,883 ratings.