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

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6,001 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,001
Reviews: 2,208
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 292
Gots: 780 | FT: 8
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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown color, barely any color when I hold it up to light. Head is light tan. Stands about 1/2inch tall after the pour and settles to a thick film. As I drink there are nice rings of lacing left in my glass. Smell is of raisins, roasted malts, maybe a little vanilla. Taste is sweeter than expected. At first the raisin stood out, but as the beer warms I get more of the roasted flavor. Body is med-thick with gentle carbonation. I haven't had many oatmeal stouts, but I rather enjoy this one. I understand why it scores so well. Also, I appreciate a beer with a reasonable ABV like this one.

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Deep brown with a black appearance. Extra thick mocha colored head with decent retention. Aroma emits lots of oat, bread, milk chocolate and vanilla bean. Mildly bittersweet dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal and dates on the initial sip. A lot of fruity tastes follow into the body, rounding off with some notes of dark espresso, more chocolate, and dark rye bread. Lightly carbonated with a creamy, rich, bittersweet overall body. A good example of what an oatmeal stout ought to be.

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This is very smooth and creamy with a slight amount of carbonation.

This is a very enjoyable beer and considering it's imported from England it's a reasonable price as well.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 6,001 ratings.