Oatmeal Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,057
Reviews:
2,312
Ratings:
6,761
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
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Ratings: 6,761 |  Reviews: 2,312
Photo of NCOlsson
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sylvesterjones
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satan_Presides
3.22/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty middle of the road in all aspects.

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Photo of dataslal
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 550 mL bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Pours a dark, dark mahogany brown... nearly black with not much light getting through. Thick foamy tannish head... great retention and lacing.

S: Roasted grains and sugars... sweet... espresso and dark chocolate.

T/F: Follows the nose... dark roast character... burned sugars and coffee. Cocoa present... mildly sweet... smooth and creamy on the mouth. Mild hopping for bitterness. Medium to light bodied.

O: A delicious and super drinkable stout... bittersweet and roasty... and at only 5% ABV makes this is one you can sip or slam. Great beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a slightly muddy brown black color with a small brown tan head and a few fingers of lacing around the glass.

S: Some cocoa, black licorice, some spicy rye bread and rosated malt.

T: Some cocoa, black licorice, special rye, roasted malt and a slight floral hop. Not overwhelming but nicely balanced.

F: Creamy smooth body that is fairly thick.

O: A very nicely balanced restrained oatmeal stout.

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Photo of jroof1
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmaslakov
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This oatmeal stout begins with the sumptuous velvety smell of rye bread, licorice, and clove. Poured into a glass the beer is pitch black plum in color with a short-lived one-finger foam. Creamy and thick, oily and warm in the body, just right carbonation. Mouth is roasted cocoa and rye upfront, followed by some delicate and clean hoppy bitterness. An excellent beer, definitely worth trying. Bravo, Samuel Smith.

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Photo of hairnic
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorCalKid
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep mahogany brown. Nose is roast and subtle bittersweet chocolate. Flavors follow with a smooth balanced sweetness with hints of nuts and rich chocolate. Really good!

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Photo of Wolvmar
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Purchased March 2018. 550ml bottle. No bottling date on bottle.

Pour: poured into a pint glass. Dark brown with a little amber coming through when held to light. One finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin tan film and ring. Nice look.

Nose: slight roasted malt, chocolate, burnt toast. But very slight. Maybe impacted by pint glass and currently stuffed nose!

Taste: roasted sweet malt, mild dark chocolate, bitter hops on the finish. Nothing over powering in thevtaste but quietly pleasant.

Mouthfeel: this is where SSOS stands out. Creamy, silky, smooth in the mouth. Medium carbonation is just right and tingles in your mouth. Really delightful and easy to drink but substantial enough.

Overall: when you want a pleasant, easy drinking stout, this is a great choice. ABV is only 5% so you can easily enjoy this nearly anytime. A go to beer.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baffledbear
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bendnorman
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite stouts. Almost like a sour.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of via
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rolls off over your tongue like a beautiful spring day at the river. The water comes from a well bored in the 1700's, over 80 feet deep. The ferment is handled with expertise of the ages and carried through the process in stone baths. You would never believe from the light color that could be so rich and silky.

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

Photo of bump8628
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The quintessential oatmeal stout to me. Ultra creamy and thick but still very drinkable. Bittersweet chocolate balanced by a nice herbal hoppiness. Soft fruit fermentation notes and Samuel Smith’s famous water and Yorkshire square signature character add plenty of complexity. Great stuff.

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

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of isenblatter
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,761 ratings