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

6,625 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy black with a tan head. I can smell it from here!

S: Oats, chocolate, English malt, toffee.

T: Oh man this is so good. For a low ABV beer this is just awesome. Oats, chocolate, toffee, caramel, raisins, milk, cream, sugar, licorice, cinnamon, bread, yeast, and finally brown sugar. The taste of this beer is superb.

M: Creamy and full like a bowl of oatmeal. Slick and velvety with just a touch of dryness. The mouth on this is also superb.

O: Damn! Sam Smith's Oat Stout is beyond great. This is probably my favorite oatmeal stout thus far. It has an extremely flavorful taste and an awesome mouth feel. For this price, especially, it is more than worth your money. Try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges. There are two big fingers of beige head that enjoy good retention and leave a slight film of lace behind. Mild roasted notes are present in the nose. The body is hearty and the mouthfeel is smooth. The flavor has a slight roastiness to it with a mild roasted bitter finish.

This is a classic brew. It is solid, but I’m afraid not remarkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 550 ml bottle into a nonic pint glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: Rich black body... no light is breaking through this one. Fluffy light tan head collapses and leaves pretty average lacing throughout.

Smell: Creamy chocolate. Faint hint of coffee. Toasted grain really stand out.

Taste: Toasted grains up front. Mild bitterness kicks in from the hops, tastes similar to semi-sweet chocolate. Very creamy. Sweet notes develop in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Low-medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish, not much room for the hops to move around in this one.

Overall: This is regarded by many as a textbook oatmeal stout. I do not necessarily drool over this beer but I enjoy it and also recognize its significance in the world of craft beer. Definitely worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,625 ratings.
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