Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
6,625 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,625
Reviews:
2,281
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
1,265
For Trade:
4
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,625 |  Reviews: 2,281
Photo of Brianimator
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of tony223366
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Damn! Closed my tab and lost my review. I'm going to do the writing best as I can.

A: Dark brown, no light coming through with a tan head and excellent lacing.

S: Mostly a mixture of molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. There is some malt grain in there as well.

T: This is where the beer falls off in my opinion. Certainly not a popular opinion, but I think this beer just crosses the cloying threshold. The flavors are more like a molasses, sweet chocolate milkshake rather than the roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, rich malt that I'm more of a fan of. That's not saying there's not a place for this beer on my table but it's just not my favorite.

M: Love the mouthfeel... rich and creamy with a delicate lightness. The mouth totally embodies the flavor profile which I love.

O: Not a bad beer by any means, just not the oatmeal stout I would reach for. I would however, like this for dessert. It is very, very drinkable though. Finished the beer in no time.

 969 characters

Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Insanity55
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bigbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GreatPumpkin
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mlhenson
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of sandy408
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of dspencer714
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mtlasley
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Marty91
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Devi0us
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jeffeljefe
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rmank
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Chisfinest84
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mikalveli
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of screwcap
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of nkp765
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Invictys
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of acevenom
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours dark brown with a large tan head that dissipates slowly. There are aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and dark roasted malts. It smells sweet. It tastes like it smells. It's sweet with flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and hops. The body is medium and this is a very smooth beer with enough carbonation. This is a solid and drinkable stout. If you like stouts, this is one I recommend.

 426 characters

Photo of thierrynantes
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (35.5 cl.) purchased from "Le souffleur de bières", first tasted in 2012.

Appearance : black brown color, with tan creamy and foamy head.
Smell : coffee and roasted barley aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : creamy sweet flavors, with a nice well balanced bitterness finish.
Drinkability: a very good beer in the style Oatmeal Stout. To drink at cellar t° (13 °C) with a chocolate cake.

 396 characters

Photo of usafboy
5/5  rDev +19%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,625 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe