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

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
90.2%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 6,660 ratings
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#955
Reviews:
2,292
Ratings:
6,660
Liked:
6,007
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
11.16%
Alströms:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
386
Gots:
1,289
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,660 |  Reviews: 2,292
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.37/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norm_99
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've ever had. The taste is balanced perfectly with a clean finish.

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Photo of CervezaNY
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A classic English Stout that is what's nice to come back to.

Pours the darkest of browns with a tan slight head.

Smells of malt, somewhat metallic and mineraly with a hint of boozyness.

Taste is as you would expect from the smell but with a hint of chocolate.

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Photo of Davidpaul37mn
4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KevinL
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldeGolde
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Not black but the darkest brown, with a little more light around the edges. Bubbly in appearance - could pass for a very dark root beer!

S: Roasty and sweet, hinting in the direction of a wine smell! Malt and toasted oats give way to barley and water. A little bit of chocolate.

T: Predicted very well by the smell. Add to that, it's bubbly and refreshing. Slightly sweet and boozy, which is surprising given the light ABV.

F: Bubbly and light in the mouth, just a little nod in the direction of thick syrup without going in that direction much at all.

O: A well-balanced classic that one could drink quite a few of! In fact, I'm afraid I've never housed a sixer of these... What a dark smooth trip that would have been. Knock it back, y'all, this one is a stone house fixture on the battlefield of the beer landscape. Some crusty old general is holed up inside, not plotting advances for his troops, but in fact holding down the hill that he's held for the past two weeks straight. Solid. Dependable. And thankfully, a widely available general too (you can find him on the shelf of any beer store worth its salt I've been to in the US, at least).

There's one thing to with this one... KNOCK IT BACK!

Cheers.

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Almost completely black,not a large amount carbonation. Had a nice feel ,not too heavy nor thin like some stouts can be.
Roasted Malt,coffee, vanilla,and bread/yeast flavor. A really great stout that anyone who likes this style should try.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of urbanchemist
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MyLastNameIsStout
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 6,660 ratings
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