Oatmeal Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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4.21/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,078
Reviews:
2,313
Ratings:
6,775
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
402
Gots:
1,347
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 6,775 |  Reviews: 2,313
Photo of Wolvmar
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Purchased March 2018. 550ml bottle. No bottling date on bottle.

Pour: poured into a pint glass. Dark brown with a little amber coming through when held to light. One finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin tan film and ring. Nice look.

Nose: slight roasted malt, chocolate, burnt toast. But very slight. Maybe impacted by pint glass and currently stuffed nose!

Taste: roasted sweet malt, mild dark chocolate, bitter hops on the finish. Nothing over powering in thevtaste but quietly pleasant.

Mouthfeel: this is where SSOS stands out. Creamy, silky, smooth in the mouth. Medium carbonation is just right and tingles in your mouth. Really delightful and easy to drink but substantial enough.

Overall: when you want a pleasant, easy drinking stout, this is a great choice. ABV is only 5% so you can easily enjoy this nearly anytime. A go to beer.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baffledbear
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

One of my favorite stouts. Almost like a sour.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of via
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rolls off over your tongue like a beautiful spring day at the river. The water comes from a well bored in the 1700's, over 80 feet deep. The ferment is handled with expertise of the ages and carried through the process in stone baths. You would never believe from the light color that could be so rich and silky.

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Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The quintessential oatmeal stout to me. Ultra creamy and thick but still very drinkable. Bittersweet chocolate balanced by a nice herbal hoppiness. Soft fruit fermentation notes and Samuel Smith’s famous water and Yorkshire square signature character add plenty of complexity. Great stuff.

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

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of isenblatter
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextr24
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RockyM72
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was the first oatmeal stout that I ever had and it still ranks up their with the best of them. A nice creamy lacing from the oatmeal makes this beer look like a beer from a draught. It's really good but I don't think it deserves a world class rating. A- (90-94)

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Photo of zach_tateman
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClearWater
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

550 ml bottle, Gardiner Haskins, Bristol - Pours jet black with a medium tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - Roasted malts, coffee, cacao, light bready notes. Taste - Sweet, smooth, roasted malt forefront, coffee, cacao, dry, bitter finish. Solid oatmeal stout.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,775 ratings