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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,544 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,544
Reviews: 2,131
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 221
Gots: 476 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TranceTF, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Mario61Aler
4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into the Samuel Smith Pint glass, and welcomed by a thick creamy head of dark tan froth.

Poured a reddish brown that laced well

Smell was all coffee and cooking oatmeal

Taste was perfect! As a Brit friend would say, Spot On! Coffee, Malted grain, slightly bitter and sweet at the same time very balanced towards the bitter though.

Was medium to medium thick in the mouth, creamy, semi-dry, great.

Buy it every chance you get, drink it at 58-62 degrees F, wow! Can't go wrong with this one.

Mario61Aler, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of beerguy36
4/5  rDev -5.2%

beerguy36, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of StoutishDan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

StoutishDan, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of harrylee773
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

harrylee773, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

LoveBeerNo7, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of plickxt
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Antnyd82
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Antnyd82, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

CelticAleMan, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

PowDay, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

evilkorova, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

kaunshelly, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black, no detectable light coming through. Has a nice creamy brownish head that is stays a while and some great lacing up the side of the glass.

Smell: So clean, a light bitterness and roast note hits you first and then is rounded with some sweetness. Amazed by the crisp fresh smell that simultaneously gave of the roast character.

Taste: Lightly creamy body with a good fullness hits you immediately. A bittersweetness comes into play after a short time as well, lingering after the beer leaves your mouth.

Mouthfeel: The whole package has a nice silkiness to it, not to much but enough to make the beer go down easily and compliment the overall balance of the grain bill.

Overall: One of the most drinkable beers I have had. This is the kind of beer that you find yourself wanting to take gulps of, allowing the silky and roast body to fill your mouth. At only 5% abv. this could be your shot at a sessionable stout, so long as you don't fill up and can afford it. A sort of original in the brewing world as well, so it is hard to say anything bad about it at all. A great beer, looking forward to my second bottle.

Siriusfisherman, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

fox227, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Domenic182, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

wagner617, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of phenomenologian
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I went to the store and wanted a large Guinness stout bottle to start my only day off, and HyVee was out of it, unless I wanted a 6 pack which I didn't. I decided to be adventurous, and got this beer. Its pretty good for its price, about 5 bucks for the larger bottle.

The head is a two finger brown creamy colored one. It laces nicely. the body is very very dark. opaque.

It smells of dark roasted tones and chocolate. I smell malts and alcohol a bit also.

It tastes like chocolate, malt, oatmeal and chocolate. The oatmeal taste is very prominent in the aftertaste after a large gulp. It has a great balance of chocolate and oatmeal with malt. No real hop taste here. I really really really enjoy this. I have never tried an oatmeal stout so its a great new try for me.

Mouthfeel is great. goes down smoothly and is not too carbonated that its undrinkable. It is great in this aspect also.

Overall its an amazing beer. It has a nice addition to a regular stout. I love it and will buy it again.

phenomenologian, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jesus808, Dec 20, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would love to have this beer fresh on the tap. Maybe someday, for today I had to settle for a bottle.

A- Wonderfully dark. Fine head retention and carbonation.

S- Nice roast smell. Subtle chocolate. No hop smell present, which for this beer is great.

T- Yes. Very well balanced malt taste. Not really picking up astringent bitterness from the dark malts and that makes me happy.

M- Yes. Mouthfeel is beautiful.

Ahhh oatmeal stouts. This is one of my personal favorite beer categories and this one is up there with the best.

kbkayla, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sivad, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,544 ratings.