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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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6,002 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,002
Reviews: 2,208
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 292
Gots: 781 | FT: 8
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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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Ratings: 6,002 | Reviews: 2,208
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a thick opaque black, with a thick, creamy tan head. It's the kind of foam you can stick your finger in, and the hole stays there...
The beer has a toasty, malty smell.
The taste is exceptional...A malty oat flavor, with a slight bitter sensation lingering on your tongue. There is not a lot of carbonation, so you get a smooth medium body mouth feel.
One of my favorites of all time. Great beer.

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

Beautiful dark, molasses color with a tan, 2 finger head that lasted well, leaving a thin layer atop the beer until the last sip. Smells of vegemite and chocolate. Sweet, complex, yeasty taste, slight coffee undertones. Thinner mouthfeel, leaving a clean palate. Loved this beer - complements a meal to perfection, holding its own, without overpowering the food.

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

So a wonderful mishap (in some ways) happened. Our vendor sent us Samuel Smith instead of Anderson Valley. Since our craft program is just now getting underway, and I had been talking up sweet stouts to many of my regular customers, I was able to convince the boss to let me go ahead and tag and sell the Samuel Smith.

I think we are more inclined to keep this beer now as well, due to speed at which went through it and both mine and the boss's findings of it.

Poured from a bottle into a chilled pint glass;

A: Midnight on a starless night, thick finger and half head that slowly dissipates slowly, leaves decent lacing.

S: Smells toasted, with hints of something buttery

T: Thick and rich, bready without it being overwhelming.

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Appearance - Pours a pitch black color with an inch thick brown head. Matter of fact.. when I opened the bottle the foam started coming out of the top almost spilling. The lacing is very nice.

Smell - Dark, roasted malts with molasses, nuts, and feint aromas of chocolate and coffee.

Taste - The roasted malts and creaminess go together perfectly.. It's also very earthy. I don't really taste the oatmeal. Coffee and molasses throughout, with a bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Pretty light on the carbonation.

Overall - Other than the fact that I don't taste much oatmeal, this is a great stout.

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