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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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Avg:
4.2
pDev:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a nice medium tan head and lacing. Looks nice. Malt, smoky malt and light coffee flavors up front, with a malty middle and somewhat sour, dry finish. A bit thinner than most stouts I've been drinking, but respectable for a 5% ABV. A nice stout from a great brewery.

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

Consumed 7/23/12

Appearance: Somewhere between dark brown and black, pours with a creamy off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some impressive streaks of lacing

Smell: Roasty with some oaty sweetness - lightly roasted and burnt, with some coffee and dark chocolate - sweet in a malty way, but also in a milky way - I'm pretty sure there isn't lactose sugar in here, but it smells like it

Taste: Roasty and sweet - oats, or more specifically oatmeal sprinkled with sugar and caramel - burnt and roasty, but in a mostly mild way - chocolate and some sweet coffee - some dark fruit flavors in here as it warms

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, characteristic silky smoothness from the oats

Overall: Classic, a great introduction to the style

When I first had this (over four years ago), it totally blew my mind. Unfortunately, now I realize that there are better oatmeal stouts. The only issue that I really have here is that this is too sweet. Regardless, it's still a classic.

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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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