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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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5,964 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,964
Reviews: 2,196
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 279
Gots: 727 | FT: 5
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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 550ml bottle into a goblet. This pours lighter than an IRS, but very dark almost black with a short lived tan head. The smells are a little light and the weakest part of this tasty brew, the smells are mostly sweet, with some molasses and oats. The feel is medium to thick but very creamy. The taste is very good, a little sweetness balanced by some bitter roasted malts and hops. Overall a tasty brew.

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4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours from the bottle dark copper brown with a creamy tan head.
Smells of sweet malts,fresh oats and caramel.
You can taste the oats in it with a balance of sweetness and bitter mild hop presence. Rich just the right amount of sweetness and very creamy, touch of coffee in the mix. Finishes mildly dry.
It is very smooth and creamy in your mouth and very refreshing indeed.
If you have never had this one try it you will really like it. I give this beer a overall of 5.0 it is an exceptional world class stout one of the very best.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of moderate fruity esters. Dark plum, raisins, and dried cherries. A little bit of milk chocolate sweetness but definitely a background note. Low earthy hop aroma.

Appearance: Black pour with leathery edges. Off-white head that retains well throughout.

Flavor: More moderate plum and raisin like esters. A bit of baker's chocolate/dry cocoa flavor and a touch of sweetness in the finish. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-full bodied with moderate carbonation. No alcohol heat or astringency noted.

Overall impression: A classic example. I'm surprised how "sweet" it was without becoming cloying or undrinkable. Very pleasant and well knit flavors that provide all the key examples of this style without being over done.

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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.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,964 ratings.