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:
6,650
Reviews:
2,290
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,278
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a snifter

Looks like black coffee, no light gets through this one. Poured with a nice head which settled down to a light bubbly coating atop the beer, leaving a trail down the sides of the glass as it fell.

Smells of chocolate, lightly roasted coffee and caramel.

Tastes somewhat like it smells. Lots of chocolate, some coffee and caramelized sugar. There's a little bit of roasty/smoky flavor. This beer really shines in the mouth feel. It's incredibly rich and creamy.

I view this as the benchmark for oatmeal stouts. It's simple and a prime example of the style. Delicious and rich beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lovely dark chocolate body produces a hefty three fingers of thick dark tan head - great lacing, great retention.

Lots of sour coffee, creme brulee, chocolate milk, Hershey's, Cheerios, some honey notes, very mellow and very appealing.

Oats. Lots of oats. Oatmeal topped with brown sugar, super smooth, rather lactic, a bit of honey or molasses, super balanced.

So easy to drink - love it.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

My first real stout, and one that I always tend to come back to.

It's got a good "crunchy" flavor and a heavy taste that I love. The drawback for me is that because the beer is not as popular, I've had some bottles that we re slightly off. So I only tend to buy this in high traffic areas.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,650 ratings.
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