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

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4.21/5
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6,723 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#993
Reviews:
2,302
Ratings:
6,723
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
1,326
Trade:
4
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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft at pies and pints. Snifter?

A: pours black with some transluscence at the edge and two fingers of thick tan head that retains well and leaves loads of went lacing.

S: sweet dark fruit, raspberries? Chocolate covered strawberries? Like 80% dark cocoa.

T: arrives mildly sweet, with some dark fruit, slightly sour (again, raspberry?), followed by malty sweetness and dark unsweetened cocoa. Had this at dinner so couldn't plumb the depths, but I am not doing this justice. Layers of fruity, cocoa, and roast complexity with some esters and hops.

M: Mid-weight and well-carbonated. Cleaner finish than expected.

O: this was an outstanding stout. Fruity, chocolatey, complex, and lightly bitter. Supremely drinkable at 5% ABV, and clean finishing but not thin. Superb beer on its own orvwith food. I've never seen it in a six pack, but I would buy a six pack of it if they were available to me.

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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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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark with decent head.
Roasted aroma.
Full bodied and a little heavy.
Great taste with hint of cinnamon on top of lightly roasted malt and minimal bitterness.

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4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black color, minimal head. Thick creamy feel. Not very well pronounced aromas. Good full bodied stout taste with a smooth, slightly dry finish of oats and cinnamon.

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.18/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,723 ratings
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