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:
6,654
Reviews:
2,291
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,283
For Trade:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TwinButte
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Newcastle glass.

Pours very dark with a fluffy creamy head that didn't stick around long. Picking up some dark chocolate, cocoa and almost coffee aromas. The taste is similar to the smell with a slight cocoa or espresso hint in it. The flavors are subdued, very subtle and its fun to try and pick them out. I get a little coffee type bitterness after a few drinks but not much hop bitterness at all. It's very smooth probably from the use of flaked oatmeal and lactate.

Very nice!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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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.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,654 ratings.
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