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

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5,950 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,950
Reviews: 2,191
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 270
Gots: 713 | FT: 4
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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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4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

Appearance: dark brown, medium-large head, and some good lacing.

Smell: roasted malty oat, grain, and faint hop.

Taste: oats, roasted malts, late faint hops, and a slight faint brown sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium and chewy.

This is a really good brew. Flavors are well balanced and complex.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

550ml bottle poured into a stemmed tulip.

A: Didn’t pour it very smoothly and ended up with about 2 1/2 fingers of head. With a bit of waiting and a supplementary pour I got it right. Average lacing with pretty good head retention. Body is about as black as you can imagine.

S: Fairly subdued. Some grassy hops, chocolatey malts, grain, and the usual vinous qualities from the hard English water.

T: Mmmm. Silky smooth. Delicious chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. Really subtle. I get some grape from the hard water.

M: Drinkability is very high for a stout. Low bitterness and virtually no astringency. Body is light to medium, texture is smooth and dry, carbonation is lively and the finish is somewhat metallic and a touch chalky. Exactly what I want from an English stout.

O: I really enjoyed revisiting this old favorite. It’s a great example of how a great stout doesn’t need to smack you in the face with bitterness and astringency. Well-crafted and a joy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazed dark brown. Big white pillow head, about 2 inches thick. Great retention overall

S: Roasted chocolate, with hints of a coffee milky sweetness. The smell is absolutely one of the best parts of this beer

T: Very smooth and milky. The taste of the features are not as strong as they smell, but still overall a great taste.

M: Very light, and mild. The smoothness is what you want from a Stout. Mild carbonation, which again, is exactly what I want in a Stout. Finishes sweet with no weird aftertaste

O: I'd buy this beer again and again. Absolutely loved this beer. Recommended for everyone that likes a good coffee/chocolate/oatmeal stout or porter.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,950 ratings.