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:
6,653
Reviews:
2,291
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,281
For Trade:
4
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Black, not pitch black, but just black, with a tan head that sticks around for a good while, leaving a crazy lace.

Chocolately sweet aroma, with a lesser presence of roast. A little smokiness. Hearty and inviting, though a tad sweet.

Equal parts dark chocolately sweet and smokey roasty malts. I was actually surprised at how smokey it was, but that part made it that much better. Not super complex, but what it has is super well balanced and authentic tasting. Three parts of perfection, love it.

Pretty heavy, moderate carbonation, everything I've come to expect and enjoy in a hearty stout. Oh, and it's SUPER smooth and creamy.

I really love the three-way balance here between sweet, roast and smoke. Definitely one of my favorite oatmeal stouts out there.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark opaque brown with just a bit of a reddish hue. Tan head was on the thin side but leaves a very nice lacing down the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and much more. Silky smooth mouthfeel and finishes with just enough bitterness to make it enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into standard pint.

A: Dark brown with 2 fingers of mocha head. Lacing is adequate.

S: Dark malt on the nose, a little hop, and the oatmeal comes through some too. Smells pretty good but also pretty light.

T: This is where the beer kicks it up. Nice hop character that persists the whole way through. Dark malt, like slightly charred toast.

M: Thinner than expected. Doesn't have that thick characteristic I expect from a stout. Finishes light like a lager almost.

O: Very drinkable, almost a session stout. Good thing it has the standard American 5%.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,653 ratings.
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