Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
4.21/5
Exceptional
6,681 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:
#978
Reviews:
2,294
Ratings:
6,681
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
391
Gots:
1,307
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,681 |  Reviews: 2,294
Photo of kkarimi
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Vidblain
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.

89 characters

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.

 262 characters

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

Photo of Nace4
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
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.

 1,218 characters

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

Photo of JM5671
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.

 242 characters

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

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

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,681 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.