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:
6,625
Reviews:
2,281
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
1,265
For Trade:
4
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4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black with ruby highlights, and a great heap of creamy brown head and excellent retention. Great looking beer. Bready and roasted malt. Bready and dark roast, leaning towards chocolate. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Full bodied and smooth as silk. Overall a fine beer indeed.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, I would say black if not for the reddish tint at the bottom of the glass. Two finger tan head with some big bubbles.
It smells sweet and nutty. I get notes of chocolate, dark fruit and oatmeal. It smells fantastic.
I taste oatmeal along with a slight bitterness. Also taste raisins and a hint of sweet chocolate.
This is a very smooth beer and coats the mouth. Smooth from start to finish where I get a bittersweet aftertaste. It's light bodied and leaves somewhat of a raisin/dark bitter chocolate aftertaste.
SS Oatmeal Stout is a good smelling and tasting beer with a fantastic mouthfeel. I picked this up as a gift pack with two other offerings and a glass for 10 bucks. A world class deal at a price that can't be beat.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black. Aroma is that of caramel and malt. The taste is where this beer really shines. Molasses, toffee, coffee, caramel and plums are present. The ABV is hidden well with little alcohol presence. The swallow is very good and invites you to drink it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wellington beer glass.

Appearance: Super dark brown, It is almost a pitch black but put it to the light you can see some transparency to it. Head was somewhat thick on the first pour coming off almost a full inch off the body settles to 1/4" after a sip.

Smell: Light yeast, and a small hit of barley...like inhaling a light meal.

Taste: I have to be honest for me to give this a five wasn't hard...incredibly full of flavor. Complex and robust, yeast in full effect...hints of chocolate and a notch bittersweet.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, and just that smooth.

Overall: What have I been missing, this beer is already a favorite. I have seen it at the beer spot by my house handful of times and finally gave it a shot. I do not read reviews before writing one nor the numbers but this beer as far as taste is concerned is top of the food chain. I hope you all have enjoyed as much as I have, Salud!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very dark brown with an amber tone peeking through in the light. There was a thin head and lasting lace. It's aroma is of chocolate, coffee, dark toast and a hint of smoke. The flavor is dark chocolate, coffee and some mild anise. A bit of maple shows up in the finish. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and creamy. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is a good brew, complex and very well balanced. Highly recommended.

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4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Samuel Adams Alpine Spring glass.

A - Dark brown beer with a tan head that fades to thick lacing.

S - Chocolate, cream, sweet coffee, raisins

T - Lightly bitter chocolate, toffee

M - Thin to medium, silky

O - An exceptionally delicious stout. Rich tasting but not overpowering. Well-rounded with subdued flavors that please any palate.

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