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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
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4.21/5
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6,681 Ratings
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#978
Reviews:
2,294
Ratings:
6,681
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
391
Gots:
1,307
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,681 |  Reviews: 2,294
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised how long it took me to get around to trying this based on its reputation.

Appearance - dark and beautiful with smooth thin head.

Smell - surprised in the amount of bourbon-like alcohol in the nose, which is stronger than the malt. It isn't particularly alcoholic in taste though.

Taste - everything comes together amazingly well. The alcohol evident in the nose isn't as noticeable in the taste. The carbonation that seems a bit too much in mouthfeel is right with the blending of flavors. The bitterness from the hops comes in to balance the malt very well.

Mouthfeel - a little more carbonation than I expected or look for in this style.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This a world class offering. It pours a nearly opaque onyx color with a beautiful one finger caramel colored head. Retention is good and the lacing is elaborate. The smell is pine, soy sauce, and just a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is just perfect. I really don't know any other way to describe it.The taste is sweet with a gentle finish that is hops, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. I know this is a well regarded beer, and its reputation is well deserved.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,681 ratings
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