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

6,637 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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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%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
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 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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Nice dark tan finger width head. Middling retention. Dark ruby-red body. Almost mahogany color. Some watery lacing.

S- Tad skunky. Roast malts and chocolate with the distinct grain notes of an oatmeal. Some muted dark fruits as well?

T- Stout alright. Malty and chocolatey. Good flavor with a slight bitter finish.

M- Smooth and actually very light body. Some carbonation on the tongue, but very little.

O- I don't know if this is the best of the style. I feel like I've had better or at least more developed oatmeal stouts.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a medium-sized Duvel tulip.

A: Black with clear red-orange highlights; a rough pour yields an inch of pillowy, ultra-fine tan head. Retention is only middling, but there's some nice lace. Solid appearance.

S: Spicy, almost meaty aroma, with dark chocolate, chilies, and lactose providing a piquant, bittersweet nose. I kind of like it.

T: Sweet, milky, spicy, fruity, and musty. Chocolate is a major player, along with some herbal notes and a distinct spiciness. It smooths out nicely on the finish, with some solid bitterness balancing out the maltiness. Good stuff.

M: A little bit on the light side of medium-bodied, with nice creamy carbonation. Ok.

O: Solid example of the style. Interesting, but not too exciting.


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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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