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

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6,003 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,003
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

18.7 ounce bomber, poured into my Rivertowne Pourhouse Irish Tulip.

A: Hazy deep dark brown, just barely translucent, with a big rich light-brown head on top that dissipated slowly. These irish tulips always do such a nice job with presenting a dark stout with good head retention.

S: Roasty notes, chocolate, maybe just a hint of something *cherry* back there? Perhaps my nose is deceiving me...

T: Nope. There's something *funky* and sour on this, not sure if it's intentional or not, but I'm really digging it. It pairs nicely with the chocolate presence. Roasted malt is always present, but never *loud*. There's even a *creaminess* characteristic that I think might be brought on by tthe Oatmeal, but oatmeal done in an understated manner (unlike Southern Tier Oat, for example).

M: Light and creamy, carbonation is low but appropriate given the other characteristics of the beer. I think a highly carbonated beer would be distracting. The finish is rather wet and semi-sweet.

D/O: An enjoyable brew. No problem finishing the 18.7 ounces. Definitely repeatable.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out on the patio on a warm summer night. Not sure if this is the best time to have this type of beer, but its been sitting in my fridge a little too long and there hasn't been a better time. Poured from a 550mL bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a slightly clear black with ruby highlights. The brown head surges on a moderate pour and sticks around pretty well. Lacing is adequate but not great.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt with a touch of smokiness. The nose is incredibly sweet like chocolate.

T - As with the nose, this is a tasty sweet stout. I made the mistake of drinking this a little too cold and I wasn't happy until it warmed up. Sweet chocolatey malt up front with a mild cocoa-coffee like bitterness on the finish. Delicious.

M - A little light bodied for the flavors preset, but carbonation is just right.

O - An excellent staple of the oatmeal stout diet. This beer, while not too complex, has amazing quality of flavor that separates it from other stouts.

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

A-practically black with two fingers worth of creamy tan head that sticks to the glass

S-roasted malt, sweet oatmeal, some molasses, and a bit of coffee

T-roasted malt, coffee, sweet oatmeal, chocolate, and some earthy undertones

M-medium body, smooth and creamy, medium/high carbonation

Overall this is pretty good, really nice smelling, good roasted malts, oatmeal gives some nice sweetness. So overall pretty good.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ba Review #159
Served On: 04/27/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: smudged

Found this at Westview Liquors in Frederick, MD - $3.99 for 18.2 oz bottle.

Look: Was a very dark brew with deep red highlights around the edges. A 1-finger of sticky tan foam made up the head.

Smell: Rich dark fruits, semi-sweet dark chocolate notes, a hint of toffee or some caramelized brown sugar. Aroma was similar to the Sam Smith's Imperial Stout.

Taste: First off was the caramelized brown sugar. Then hit a wave of toasted malts. The backend was a nice semisweet chocolate with some creamy espresso notes leading into the finish. A subtle bitterness appeared in the aftertaste.

Overall this was a fantastic Oatmeal Stout. This was also my first experience with the style, so I really don’t have a good frame of reference. Regardless, it was a very tasty brew!

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4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a 550ml bottle into two glasses. Split the bottle with my wife.

A: Pours black. When held up to light, subtle amber at the top of the pour. Thick, creamy, inviting head that subsides fairly quickly, but laces well.

S: Oatmeal smell is strong up front. Malty-ness is very apparent. Smells a bit like my mom's no bake cookies (oatmeal and cocoa).

T: Tastes sweeter than anticipated based on the smell. Pleasant surprise. Tastes fruit without tasting fruity. Cocoa and oatmeal are subtle. After-taste is divine. Flavor lingers like a good piece of chocolate. The finish of this beer bumped the taste to a 5. The aftertaste is the best part of this beer.

M: More carbonated than anticipated. Another pleasant surprise. Dances in your mouth, and stings a bit going down. The sting is mellowed by the malts. Not the mouthful many stouts are.

O: As a whole, an absolutely outstanding oatmeal stout. Unlike any other than I've ever had. Would have liked a little more head and a little more fullness out of the beer, but the flavor and the aftertaste can't be beat. Will be purchasing again.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 6,003 ratings.