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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,687 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,687
Reviews: 2,147
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 234
Gots: 541 | 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 BlurryVisi0n
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wellington beer glass.

Appearance: Super dark brown, It is almost a pitch black but put it to the light you can see some transparency to it. Head was somewhat thick on the first pour coming off almost a full inch off the body settles to 1/4" after a sip.

Smell: Light yeast, and a small hit of barley...like inhaling a light meal.

Taste: I have to be honest for me to give this a five wasn't hard...incredibly full of flavor. Complex and robust, yeast in full effect...hints of chocolate and a notch bittersweet.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, and just that smooth.

Overall: What have I been missing, this beer is already a favorite. I have seen it at the beer spot by my house handful of times and finally gave it a shot. I do not read reviews before writing one nor the numbers but this beer as far as taste is concerned is top of the food chain. I hope you all have enjoyed as much as I have, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Beezee, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Sooch222, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dcellis, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very dark brown with an amber tone peeking through in the light. There was a thin head and lasting lace. It's aroma is of chocolate, coffee, dark toast and a hint of smoke. The flavor is dark chocolate, coffee and some mild anise. A bit of maple shows up in the finish. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and creamy. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is a good brew, complex and very well balanced. Highly recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

shelby415, Feb 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

mbabble, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of sdj5
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Samuel Adams Alpine Spring glass.

A - Dark brown beer with a tan head that fades to thick lacing.

S - Chocolate, cream, sweet coffee, raisins

T - Lightly bitter chocolate, toffee

M - Thin to medium, silky

O - An exceptionally delicious stout. Rich tasting but not overpowering. Well-rounded with subdued flavors that please any palate.

sdj5, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

freshtojeff, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HamGlade10, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

johnkyoungoh, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

WingsInStripes, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

mkondor8, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

HxC90, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Nice dark tan finger width head. Middling retention. Dark ruby-red body. Almost mahogany color. Some watery lacing.

S- Tad skunky. Roast malts and chocolate with the distinct grain notes of an oatmeal. Some muted dark fruits as well?

T- Stout alright. Malty and chocolatey. Good flavor with a slight bitter finish.

M- Smooth and actually very light body. Some carbonation on the tongue, but very little.

O- I don't know if this is the best of the style. I feel like I've had better or at least more developed oatmeal stouts.

Murrhey, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mbarnes0, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a medium-sized Duvel tulip.

A: Black with clear red-orange highlights; a rough pour yields an inch of pillowy, ultra-fine tan head. Retention is only middling, but there's some nice lace. Solid appearance.

S: Spicy, almost meaty aroma, with dark chocolate, chilies, and lactose providing a piquant, bittersweet nose. I kind of like it.

T: Sweet, milky, spicy, fruity, and musty. Chocolate is a major player, along with some herbal notes and a distinct spiciness. It smooths out nicely on the finish, with some solid bitterness balancing out the maltiness. Good stuff.

M: A little bit on the light side of medium-bodied, with nice creamy carbonation. Ok.

O: Solid example of the style. Interesting, but not too exciting.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cycoduck, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

juniorforce, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SHCC, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

craftbeer31, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cburns48, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,687 ratings.