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%
 
 
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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly enough, I prefer this one to their Imperial Stout. This one is a much better version of the style they went for. I found the Imperial to be much less strong in flavor than it should have been, but this one was appropriately sweet and smooth. Nice creamy mouthfeel too. Still not my favorite oatmeal stout (that distinction goes to Velvet Merlin), but it's still a good beer.

I do wonder, though, if Samuel Smith's reviews are higher because of their classic status. Not sure if they compete with the great modern beers, even if they were great for their time.

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Photo of TheSeeker61
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a large snifter a very black with a caramel half inch head which dissapated to a ring. Had a great lacing which hung around. The smell was of dark fruits, yeast, malts. The taste was very creamy, dark chocolate, malts, dark fruits. Very yummy. The mouthfeel was moderate to thick. Overall a great beer. My favorite Oatmeal Stout at the moment. Gets better as it warms. Nice low abv. One could drink a couple of these in a setting.

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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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