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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,147 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,147
Reviews: 2,104
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 183
Gots: 296 | 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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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The best oatmeal stout I've ever had and the standard which other oatmeal stouts are measured by. It was the first oatmeal stout I ever tasted and have not found one that even comes close. Hearty and not too sweet. Hints of chocolate, coffee and heaven.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 03:03:49 | More by ramonjkk
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mpolewan

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-01-2014 21:03:10 | More by mpolewan
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-30-2014 20:40:55 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Ehukai

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-30-2014 20:33:06 | More by Ehukai
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RojuMoju

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-30-2014 15:59:05 | More by RojuMoju
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JIMMER

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-30-2014 05:03:37 | More by JIMMER
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a rich chocolate brown hue with little light passing through the glass. I get a bit of creamy beige head of maybe 1 cm that fades quickly to a clingy edge layer. Tight lattice develops after each sip.
Aroma is toffee and chocolate malt, a little graininess too, maybe oats?
First sip reveals a velvety smooth body and very gentle rolling carbonation. The bubbles are fine and a little spacious, adding to the smoothness of the beer.
Flavor is malt through and through, with chocolate and some brown sugar dominant up front.
I dont get any real hop presence on the flavor piece of this beer and there is no alcohol either. Generally sweet and malty from start to finish with this one. A solid oatmeal stout that feels great and tastes good. Definitely worth buying if you are a malty.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 01:58:58 | More by sulldaddy
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-30-2014 00:42:22 | More by AdmiralOzone
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avwrite

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2014 23:13:48 | More by avwrite
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hooligan13

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-29-2014 19:49:23 | More by hooligan13
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torriman

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-29-2014 19:24:36 | More by torriman
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Mudo

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2014 16:57:30 | More by Mudo
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k-grey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-29-2014 15:29:15 | More by k-grey
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BigJohnShow

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2014 07:03:45 | More by BigJohnShow
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AGeorg


4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2014 02:46:43 | More by AGeorg
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Wayne17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-28-2014 23:57:30 | More by Wayne17
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Dbthwaites88


5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-28-2014 20:03:04 | More by Dbthwaites88
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-28-2014 19:53:52 | More by jrempel
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MDTurk


4/5  rDev -5.2%

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boudeysbigbrew

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-28-2014 01:47:29 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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Cconsalvo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2014 23:41:03 | More by Cconsalvo
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2014 20:03:30 | More by sammyg832
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-27-2014 08:21:31 | More by MickeyMonk
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zacalabeer76

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2014 04:57:22 | More by zacalabeer76
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,147 ratings.