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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,962 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,962
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 273
Gots: 724 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly black with a considerably large mocha head leaving excellent retention and lacing.

Aroma contains chocolate, roasted malts and coffee and some oatmeal.

Creamy milk chocolate up front. Roasted malts provide just a touch of bitterness. Finishes somewhat dry.

Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Not sure if I've ever had a stout this size with as good a mouthfeel.

All in all one of the better beers per style. Flavors aren't anything terribly earth shattered, but it's solid and completely nails the mouthfeel.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours an opaque, slightly ruddy chestnut tone with a solid two finger frothy, light brown head; retention is moderate and leaves patchy lacing.

somewhat underwhelming nose is marked by roasted malt, coffee, and the vague suggestion of molasses... smooth, more lively taste - oatmeal represented up front and the roasted malt and coffee coming mid-palate. some molasses and bit of bitterness coming through in the finish. flavors become more well-defined as the beer warms. all in all, a tasty stout that certainly holds its own, but for me it lacks any type of wow factor.

smooth, medium plus-bodied mouthfeel with middling carbonation. high marks for drinkability, as i would have no problem putting away multiple glasses.

original review: 10-02-2010

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,962 ratings.