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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,329 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,329
Reviews: 2,113
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 201
Gots: 381 | FT: 5
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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drslap

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-17-2012 23:00:32 | More by drslap
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djcira

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-19-2012 16:28:36 | More by djcira
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alvarez1900

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-29-2013 03:14:56 | More by alvarez1900
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k46ra


5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-12-2012 23:25:43 | More by k46ra
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Berg0804


5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-17-2012 21:10:44 | More by Berg0804
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RepMichigan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-22-2011 05:09:42 | More by RepMichigan
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athouve1

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-19-2011 16:54:08 | More by athouve1
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mfgreene

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-17-2012 22:43:25 | More by mfgreene
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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

This is the perfect oatmeal stout, and one of my favorites of all stouts more generally. I grab one or two of the large bottles whenever I happen across a Trader Joes. I've noticed that TJs stocks this (and Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale) in the US from sea to shining sea.

SS's Oatmeal Stout excels in all categories, but to me, its greatest accomplishment is its mouthfeel. This is one of the smoothest beers that I've had the pleasure of imbibing. It literally feels like liquid silk, and if you want a great representation of a silky beer, this is the one that I would prescribe. It's perfectly carbonated for the style as well, and never seems to go flat, no matter how long it sits in a glass.

The taste is of espresso and strong, complex dark malts, with a wonderful bitterness that is balanced by its dry but sweet finish. Hints of chocolate and honey are there too, which really compliment the porridge backdrop.

The smell too is rich, with hints of caramel and sweet grainy malt.

All in all, it's a nearly perfect beer, and its great availability makes SS's Oatmeal Stout a must try in my opinion.

07-02-2014 04:07:06 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-07-2012 17:41:29 | More by kevgod
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jonbvill

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-30-2012 02:31:51 | More by jonbvill
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Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-23-2013 23:33:18 | More by Tumble
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NeoClassicist

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-26-2013 13:09:21 | More by NeoClassicist
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maltycorona

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-16-2012 15:12:01 | More by maltycorona
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mkondor8

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-26-2012 16:08:48 | More by mkondor8
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Zorro

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Poured in a proper Guinness glass so that it can be properly evaluated.

Pours a super dark brown/black, holding it up to strong light shows that this is in fact clear with red highlights.

Smell is Wow this is a Stout? Smells intensely fruity and complex like Belgian Strong brown ale. Probably 100 individual smells in this, coffee, toffee, orange, cinnamon, peaches, tutty fruity, and more. Probably one of the most fragrant brews in the world.

Tastes strongly of coffee and chocolate. Fruit flavors are here too, lots of apple, a bit of caramel, earthy flavors like olives.

Mouthfeel is hearty and thick.

Super drinkable. I don't normally really like Stout beer; this brew changed my point of view on this style of beer.

02-17-2004 02:01:38 | More by Zorro
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joelmichaelcoffman

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-03-2014 11:35:34 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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Dba1125


5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-03-2014 22:49:30 | More by Dba1125
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-20-2011 22:02:10 | More by ZacharyJ
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seanballs

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-12-2012 03:50:01 | More by seanballs
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Maltmaiden

Alabama

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Huge 3 finger thick head that stays around and leaves a film that lingers for the entire time.
Completely black and I can’t see through it.

I smell toasted caramel malts, breadiness, oats, some hops, some chocolate, and a little bit of molasses. Very inviting.

Just as delicious as I remember it being. Very toasty malts, not burnt though. Pretty much all the aromas come through in the flavor in a very thoughtful way. Very well crafted.

Very smooth medium/thick mouthfeel but easy to drink.

Overall: This is an old friend so I'm glad to be reviewing it now. I would buy this all the time but then I wouldn't be able to try other beer haha. This my perfect beer.

11-04-2012 19:13:33 | More by Maltmaiden
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catfan2000

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-08-2012 23:17:17 | More by catfan2000
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.5%

10-27-2012 03:01:51 | More by Hacksaw34
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DeSoto

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-30-2011 07:20:35 | More by DeSoto
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stouty5

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-09-2011 23:14:03 | More by stouty5
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,329 ratings.