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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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

Appearance: Dark.dark brown, almost black. Head is bubbly, dark tan, and drops to a small collar in short order. Moderate.carbonation on the pour. Clear.

Smell: Sweet roasted barley. Big oat presence. British yeast and malts are big and aggressive. Very sweet. Milk chocolate and sweetened cocoa. Some alcohol and alcohol soaked cherries. Mild toasted edge. Big toasty sweetness.

Taste: English water. Grassy minerals. Bitter edge of cocoa. Sweet milk chocolate. Roasted barley. Oats, vague hints of oxidized minerals. Chocolate malts and some bready sweetness. Pretty mellow and easy. Building Earthy dampness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Lighter body than expected on the light side of medium. Minimal carbonation.

Overall: This is and always will be a standard.

Oats and minerals. This is British and proud of it. Easy drinking and delightfully delicious. Lacks some greater depth, but it's still worth drinking from time to time.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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

A: poured into a pint glass to a deep black with a finger and a half of light tan head that slowly fades
S: smells of roast malt and sweet chocoalte
T: huge chocolate and roast malt flavor with a bit of coffee, nice sweetness throughout. swallow brings more roast malt and chocolate with a long lingering finish
M: smooth and full in the mouth with soft carbonation
O: a superb beer and an exceptional example of the style. this beer is a little simple but what it does it does perfectly

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4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a black color with a fluffy off-white head. Decent retention and nice lacing.

The aroma brings subtle milk chocolate and roasted coffee, followed by plenty of grainy, roasted oats.

The taste brings quite a bit of fig and dark fruit. Then comes the sweet chocolate. The oats are subtle but definitely present.

The feel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Creamy, velvety and smooth. Just the way a stout should be.

Overall, this is one of my favorite beers. It's rich, complex, and tasty. Not to mention extremely affordable. Just an amazing beer all around.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 11-08-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 550ml brown bottle, pry-cap with foil
Glassware: Samuel Smith tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Dark, dark brown beer with red highlights. Head is tan, rocky and huge, showing excellent lacing and retention that stays until the last sip -- a beautiful stout.

Aromas feature dark, sweet malts, like a rich chocolate milkshake but with a roasted quality. Also has smells of molasses and brown bread.

The taste includes flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee/malts, breadiness and a low earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel has a smooth and creamy texture from the oatmeal, with a medium amount of carbonation. Full-bodied, it finishes with notes of chocolate, toasted breads, lightly sweet with a light bitterness too.

Overall, this is a real treat of a stout and seems to embody the style perfectly.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,723 ratings
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