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:
6,637
Reviews:
2,285
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
386
Gots:
1,270
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Sexmortus
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black and a bit creamy with thick tan foamy head that lasts. On the nose I got some nuttiness and molasses, roasted caramelized grains and dark fruit. Taste followed the nose with sweet malts but some bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel medium bodied, carbonation on the low side enabling those flavors to linger. Overall a solid stout.

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Photo of mnine
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hackattack
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quick long story short....when I was in my late teens (late 1970's) my big bro and I went to England... Our favorite 3 things to do: 1. See the sights ...mainly castles/cathedrals/museums..2. Eat good food. 3. Hit every pub ( they serve you if you can see over the bar) in each small village to try their local brews...we like what were called bitters. ...low carbonated, hand pump- pulled from the cellar. Then finally we Americans started to brew like the old country. So this stout hits the mark because it's from there and follows the recipe of rich, dark toasted oatmeal/nutty/coffee flavors.

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Photo of HeathDHayley
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
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 -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown-red with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Initial impression is sweet roasted grains, with almost a milk chocolate flavor dominating. Smooth. Medium body, medium-light carbonation. Somewhat dry, gently bitter finish. Quite tasty.

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Photo of jacknyr08
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

L -- Very dark amber with a two-finger very light tan head produced by moderate pour. Decent retention and lacing.
S -- Quite reminiscent of their nut brown ale -- lots of chocolate, scotch, brown sugar, oats, barley malts, raisins, and dark fruits.
T -- Starts almost sour, building to a yeasty roasted maltiness, followed by notes of bittersweet chocolate, herbal hops, and figs. Semi-dry finish. The oats are there, but not center stage.
F -- Nice medium body. Slightly bitter/astringent aftertaste.
O -- A canonical example of the classic British stout. Worth the money as a novelty, if for no other reason.

85/100

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maxist
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Salinesnake
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weston64
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaker07
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,637 ratings.
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