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

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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
Ratings:
6,652
Reviews:
2,290
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,281
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of EricCioe
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a tall head that died quickly in my case. Lacing's pretty nice looking, though. It smells faintly like a barn with morning dew surrounding it. It's a bit sweet but not overbearingly so, with a notable absence of the coffee/chocolate flavors I'm used to in stouts. Nice change up, there. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for whatever reason, but not bad, and it's pretty drinkable. Good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Mxsluis
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of frank4sail
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a quality brew. but, I was not as impressed as others on this site. It is dark black, opeque with a sweetish cherry like nose. Dark tan head. Roast malt flavor with a sweet coat of the tongue. The mouth is very smooth. It was good but not quite good enough to give it 5's.. I did have 2 of these in a hotel bar... so I will taste again in the future and modify my rating if needed.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.05/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout...

Appearance-dark brown to light black, medium body, large head overflows the glass on a slow rise, thin lace.

Smell-coffee and burnt ashes aroma, alcohol, fusel smells throughout.

Taste/Mouthfeel-full body, a lot of layers of flavor, chocolate sweetness, tart sourness, smoky earthiness, sort of muddled flavor and not smooth.

Drinkability-slow sipper for sure.

Overall-a complex beer with lots of layers, worthy of a try for the hype alone, but I think it just didn't measure up to it's name.

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Photo of changeup45
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good stout. Even during my times when I did not like stouts I still liked this one. Black in color with a very thin tan head. You could certainly taste a hint of oatmeal and chocolate with some malts in the flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. Finish is slightly bitter. Warming with a chocolate and oatmeal aftertaste. Very good.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured into a flared tulip glass from a clear 12 oz bottle with a crimped on cap and gold foil on the neck of the bottle.

Black,opaque 2" light creamy head,fair retention leaving a foamy ring around the glass leaving some spotty lacing. Good carbination tiny strings of tightly knitted tiny bubbles racing off the sides of the glass. Really comes to life with a little swirl.

Clean,pleasing aroma very vinous,oaty,nutty,dark fruityness raisins/figs/dates some burnt carmell,slighty buttery and woody. Complex and inviting

Clean tastes sweet with some slight syrupyness,roasty,burnt carmell,nutty. Some vinous tastes not as much as the aroma would suggest. Woody with dark fruityness.Finishes clean,crisp with a smooth slightly tart and pleasing bitterness.

Light,creamy mouthfeel very smooth, juicy makes the mouthwater for more.
As drinkable as a stout can be never get tired of these beer, one of my favorites. My favorite beer from Samuel Smith. A must try beer!

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served in a mug

A: pours a dark dark brown close to black. Ample head that is quite foamy and is a light brown or coffee color. The head begins to dissipate quickly. Leaves a small amount of lacing scattered around the glass

S: a nice bright almost sweet scent, has a buttery note as other ba's have indicated

T: beautiful taste, strong coffee and chocolate notes, little to no oatmeal taste however when compared to other oatmeal stouts like browns brewing. Still a great tasting stout

D/M: slight carbonation tingle, nice smooth drinking brew, leaves a nice smoothness on the tongue, deep brew that drinks like you would expect it to

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,652 ratings.
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