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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

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very great beer, I always love Samuel smith brews. They are one of the most solid companies around for imports here in the US. I love how they look when you pour into a cup, very bubbly and rich dark color. Smell is always great aswell furkin amazing. So why not grab a sam smiths oatmeal stout from your local store.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.

A - Pitch black with a perfect, thin layer of head.

S - Sweet, roasty malts and a hint of cocoa and alcohol.

T - Oats, cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, and just a hint of alcohol. A lot of cocoa in the aftertaste. The oatmeal in this oatmeal stout is very much on display.

M - Very smooth and not heavy at all. This beer is creamy, extremely drinkable, and has the perfect amount of carbonation.

This is just about a perfect oatmeal stout. Very balanced, smooth, and drinkable. Samuel Smith has got to be one of the best bangs for your buck in beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with the usual awesome head I've noticed on Sam Smith beers. Retention is impressive, lacing even more so. As far as looks go, this is just about perfect for a stout. Less of a treat for the nose than the eye. Malty and earthy, a bit of cocoa. The aroma is altogether somewhat weak and pedestrian.

Malty and dry in flavor, finishing with a hoppy bitterness. The silky smooth mouthfeel expected of an oatmeal stout is there. Chewy enough for a stout in the 5% range. Dry, roasty malt note dominates, with a bit of licorice backing it up.

Save for the average aroma, this is a more than worthy stout with good flavor while also being sessionable.

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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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