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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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5,435 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,435
Reviews: 2,120
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 212
Gots: 415 | 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

the best european oatmeal stout bar none. pours rich thick hersey's syrup brown with a small tan head. aroma is espresso and burnt malt with a delicate bitter hop interruption. taste is very rich and the flavor of the oats is apparent. bittersweet chocolate rounds it out. mouthfeel is great, if just a tad undercarbonated. its smooth and drinkable and bold. a classy beer that i get excited for when i see it on a menu.

StonedTrippin, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of DrinkingDrake
4/5  rDev -5.2%

DrinkingDrake, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Crundy
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured very dark brown with a ruby hue where the light can get through, dark tan frothy head

S: roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate notes

T: Strong coffee flavor, bitter chocolate flavor, some subtly sweet dark fruits for sure, perhaps raisin.

M: delicious, medium bodied, somewhat sticky and creamy feel but also quite dry and has a nice bite to it.

O: very good beer, quite delicious. I really enjoy the flavors that were just the right kind of bitter and had a little sweetness to balance it out.

Crundy, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of iBeer16
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in my brand new duvel snifter

A: pours a very dark black color. Pours with a two finger that is of a light tan color. When dissipates, leaves nice lacing..

S: smell is very strong sweet malty flavor, aroma of bittersweet chocolate and coffee.

T: taste is very rich and complex. Mostly roasted malt chocolate and slight coffee flavor.

M: very rich and creamy, heavy body, coats the palate very nicely. Carbonation is very nice.

Overall, I am in love with this stout, the thick creamy consistency brings me back to my trip to Ireland where everything is of a similar consistency.

iBeer16, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep brown color. Very very deep. with a big tannish head.

The nose is kind of weak, all I'm really getting is molasses and leather. Getting a bit of a burnt roasted malt character as well. It's a really nice looking beer. But again, some alcohol present on the nose again.

Oatmeal is big time present in this thing. Flavors are kind of hopping all over the place. Super super chewing body. Super carbonated though as well. Definitely some burnt malt flavors going on. Finishes with a nice yet subtle hop finish. Some sweetness lingers though.

This beer is kind of all over the place and some of the flavors are hidden by the huge mouthfeel. Good but not great. Interesting to say the most or the least (in some sort of aspect)

Bah, my sam smith night has added up to two disappointments. But i still look forward to trying the taddy porter as well as the imperial stout.


jtierney89, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Krystal43551
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Krystal43551, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of GregBlatz
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark but not extremely so. Tan head falls quickly.

S - Roasted coffee. Bittersweet chocolate. Buttery. Metallic.

T - metallic and sweet. Caramel surprisingly enough. Soft roastiness.

M - Med body. Light alcohol warmth.

O - a very nice and British ale.

GregBlatz, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of RobertColianni
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a creamy brown head. Red when held up to direct light.

S: Smells like a sticky, Irish bar smothered in Jameson and Bush Mills.

T: Honestly, it just tastes like Jameson and Bailey's. A little bit of black coffee. Dry.

M: Creamy and dry.

OVERALL: Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout makes me feel like I'm 17 and sitting in that dark, private booth at the Irish pub, again. It's beautiful. The gold standard.

NOTE: Live review.

RobertColianni, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 550ml bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass, served at room temperature.

A: Pours an almost black body, but it isn't impenetrable to the light. The head is fantastic, it's a light leather color that starts off at four fingers (due to my aggressive pour, and stays at one finger for quite a duration. Excellent (almost maddening) retention and lacing overall.

S: Baker's chocolate, roast, and a tiny bit of dark fruit and licorice. This is gonna be great...

T: Not quite as chocolatey as the nose would dictate. There's more of a roasted malt flavor as the dominating note, with generous hints of chocolate, coffee, licorice, smoke, and perhaps a little raisin appearing on the palate at various points. Quite complex, and quite delicious!

M: Medium carbonation, and I have to say, a little thin textured. Not watery by any stretch, though. The oats give it an excellent creaminess - though perhaps not quite as silky as I would have liked, and the finish is just dry enough to satisfy immensely. The drinkability factor is disturbing...I'm having to refrain from guzzling this down in one sip.

O: Once again, Sam Smith nails it. A bit pricey to be an everyday drinker, but cheap enough to make a fantastic once-a-weekend treat. Personally, I like the Sam Smith impy stout a hair more, but really, this is a must have for dark beer fans.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This Is the beer that got me into craft beer and I still love it.

It pours black with a nice copper head

Smell is oaty. Coffee.

Taste is oatmeal. A non descript metallic flavor. Bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts

Great mouthfeel. Creamy. Full body

Just a great beer. 20 years later and I still love it

StoryOfTheGhost, Dec 30, 2011
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,435 ratings.