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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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5,418 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,418
Reviews: 2,118
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 212
Gots: 412 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ferrettman687, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

As anyone can tell by my high rating numbers for this beer, I really am a fan of Smith's Oatmeal Stout. The number one seller for me is the richness of its taste. I really enjoy its full mouthful, and that coupled with a caramel, chocolate, and coffee-like flavor, makes me happy when I pour a glass of this into my favorite mug. The head is full, and the latticework is enticing. Darn good beer!

Ilafan, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

drsarver, Mar 06, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

A: Pours a deep brown color with a fluffy light brown head. Fades to a thin film over the beer.

S: Tons of molasses, dark chocolate mixed with a dark fruit aroma that's a mix of fig and raisin, cola, earth, chocolate covered banana and rich dark bread.

T: A rich, roasted grain and bread flavor throughout, faint roasted malt, cola, chocolate malt and some molasses. Just a hint of dark fruit as well. The mouthfeel is velvety as hell and makes this feel way bigger than it is. A fantastic stout.

notchucknorris, Mar 06, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

i cant add anymore to whAt is already here i was afaid to try this because i thought it may be heavy or i just wont like it but i do the part it being bittersweet well if that bittersweet i wish all beer tasted like that in the end if your looking to drink this beer forthe frist time my review wont help but the thousands other will pour a glass and read a review enjoy

wac9, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Food Pairing - Fresh banana turned out to be a bad choice, just amped up the bitterness and muted nearly everything else. Don't do it!

A - Dark but not quite opaque brown. Large pillowy head with excellent lacing
S - Soft, sweet, bready, inviting
T - Smooth and not nearly as complex as many American contemporary stouts, but what it does it does right. Some fig, faint chocolate and molasses. The aftertaste of oats is especially soft and pleasant.
M - Refreshing, but a bit on the thin side for my taste. A little soapy but not bad. Fairly creamy finish.
O - Very drinkable and a good choice for beginners. Years ago, this beer was my introduction to beer made by people who care, and I'm glad to see that it holds to this day.

ChugMan, Mar 04, 2013
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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 5,418 ratings.