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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,539 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,539
Reviews: 2,131
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 221
Gots: 471 | 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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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in nonic.

look (4.5/5) - poured a jet black color. Huge head rose up to two or three fingers and was moussy/creamy in texture and khaki color. Stand was truly amazing! Clarity was good, but only seen when held to direct light.

smell (4/5) - really great smell, although it was a bit more mild than I would have expected. Flavors were of roasted grains with a bit of burnt malt in there. Sweetness was medium, which gave a coffee-and-cream or mocha aroma. I bit of a hint of melanoidin fruitiness, but nothing too strong.

taste (4/5) - similar to the smell, fairly sweet with a hint of fruitiness. The oat flavor (a nit nutty with a slight bitter richness) plays well with the roasty and burnt malt notes. The finish is molasses with a bit of dark fruit. Balanced well and mild.

feel (3.5/5) - medium-full body; a little light for the style. Lighter carbonation and the oats give a very silky, creamy feel. Decent for the style, but a tad light.

Overall, really good. The flavors were deep and complex and played well with each other into an awesome fugue. So tasty, I'd say it was hugely drinkable as a sipping brew. Great for a cold november night, contemplating exams.

Rijtjeshuis, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is, in my opinion, one of Samuel Smith’s best offerings. The smell is this wonderful roasted barley smell which carries over very well into its flavor as does its silky smooth feel in the mouth. The oatmeal provides a complex flavor to the malted barley and hint of hops. After a sip you might notice an almost dry bittersweet after taste. Truly a grand ale from a grand brewer.

greenborn, Nov 19, 2011
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,539 ratings.