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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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4.21/5
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6,701 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:
#982
Reviews:
2,297
Ratings:
6,701
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
1,311
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 6,701 |  Reviews: 2,297
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of atigerlife
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured very dark with a 1+ finger light brown head. Good head retention. Very nice to look at.

Aroma of roasted malts. Sweetness and some molasses.

Taste is roasted malts. Lightly sweet with a toffee-like quality. For some reason, I tasted some oak in the background. Wasn't expecting that.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and cleansing. Suprisingly spritzy. I was expecting a creamier mouthfeel. Quite dry at the end.

Overall, very drinkable. Very sessionable and enjoyable. Not the best stout out there, but very worthy. I'm certainly glad I bought a six-pack.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours out dark brown. Looks pitch black in the glass with a giant creamy tan head. There's tons of sticky lacing.

S: Milk chocolate, brandy soaked cherries, plums, figs, and raisins; big brown bread and slight vanilla sweetness.

T: Mostly tons of dark fruit. Cherries, figs, plums, and raisins. Some milk chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Toasted brown bread malt character. Hints of anise and licorice spice. A bit of coffee roast. Finishes lighter than expected.

F: Medium-bodied. Not quite creamy, but smooth and pleasant to drink.

O: The staple oatmeal stout? Decent enough. Was expected more creaminess and robust roastiness, but I love the dark fruit character and quaffability. Brings aspects of all expected stout elements, from chocolate and coffee to vanilla and caramel, bread and spice.

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Photo of Curt3
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | 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%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of dnichols
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: It poured a black body with a brown moderate head that fell to a spotty cover and supported decent layered lacing.

S: It smelled of dark roasted malts with complementing brown sugar and a nutty oaky aroma.

T: It had a creamy smooth dark roasted malt flavor at its base with brown sugar, some dark fruits and a bit of bitter hops. There was a modest oat flavor but it was well hidden.

M: It was medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation and a bitter roasted malt presence on the tongue. It finished dry and bitter and the bitterness lasted deep into the aftertaste.

D: It was a medium bodied and has a light ABV but the biting aftertaste limits this to a one and out beer for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

APPEARANCE: Dark brown. Good carbonation when rocking the glass. About a finger of tan creamy head that slowly settles down to a thick layer on top. Leaves some very nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Swirl the glass and I get a bit of rum raisin or molasses, chocolate, lots of malt character and that familiar British hop dirt smell.
TASTE: Nice bit of chocolate, I think the hops give it a nice tangy quality... dirt and jam/red wine, is what comes to mind in a good way. Nice mildly roasted malt flavor.
FEEL: Mild carbonation, medium thinnish body, slightly creamy but drying on finish.
OVERALL: Very pleasant stout, low abv, so, sessionable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Samuel Smith Oatmeal stout pours a black oil colour with 2 fingers of dense tiny foam, that slowly dissipate to a earnest layer of tiny foam bubbles. While hard to tell it's clear, without any haze.

S: Deep malt and molasses with a distinctive scent of over ripe bananas. With a few swirls waffes of liquorice come along with sweetened coffee.

T: High notes of molasses with acrid coffee and deeply caramelized sugar, along with sweet dark toffee. Like an oaked wine it's smooth and velvety, chased by a pleasant, yet mild bitter after taste. The richness of the flavour is enhanced as it warms up to room temperature.

M: Smooth, medium bodied that leaves a light oily coating in the mouth.

O: Very satisfying and rich similar to a good coffee or port that can stand alone without food. This is the best oatmeal stout that I have had so far. It is dessert onto itself.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of obywan59
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nearly pitch black, just a bit of deep burnt orange at the bottom of my glass. 3 finger tan head with light lacing.

Initial smell of dark roast coffee that mellows out to a rich aroma of stewed dark fruits. Earthiness and over-ripe citrus with toasted malt as well.

Coffee, earthy burnt oak, molasses with prune and raisin, and light metallic flavors. Rather sweet with a bitter complement, and very full flavored.

Full bodied. Incredibly smooth with light carbonation and moderate warming alcool in the throat.

A truly great beer. An easy drinker. Smooth and palatable. I can't beleive I waited so long to try this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,701 ratings
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