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

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
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4.21/5
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6,679 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#978
Reviews:
2,294
Ratings:
6,679
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
391
Gots:
1,305
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,679 |  Reviews: 2,294
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Black with a two finger head and a lot of lacing.

Smell- Roasted malt and oats with chocolate and raisin notes.

Taste- Very similar as the smell with the chocolate and raisin notes more pronounced. Slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and silky smooth. Nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- Very nice example of the style. I tried it because I enjoyed the imperial stout from this brewery and i am glad I did.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours dark black with a creamy mocha head that settles to a nice cap, leaving behind some soapy haze.
Smell - Dark malt, chocolate, toasted oats, and a touch of grassy hops.
Taste - Similar to the nose, roasted dark malt, chocolate, oatmeal, and a bit of coffee beans. So smooth and drinkable.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and incredible creamy, with a medium-full body and good carbonation.
Overall - Such a classic, amazing Oatmeal Stout. Benchmark of the style!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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2/5  rDev -52.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6 Aug 2010. Don't think I've had this bottle around for anywhere near that long. Hmm.

Pours very dark brown, with a fluffy, foamy, frothy 2-finger medium-tan head. Gobs of lacing, great retention. Pretty much perfect.

Smell is warm, sweet, full, and delightful. The oats are quite prominent, bringing that sweetness and light fluffy body. Roasted barley brings a bit of coffee.

Taste is quite good as well. Again, it's got that smooth combination of dark roasted malts and barley with oaty goodness. The flavor kinda flutters around its center, bringing hits of bitter coffee, grassy hops, and oats.

Mouthfeel is good, with some of the buoyancy that oats bring. But it's thinner and lighter than I'd like it to be.

There's a reason this continues to be the standard for oatmeal stouts. It's really freaking good, and all those characteristics I associate with the style shine through clearly. The oats are ever-present, bringing light sugary sweetness and mouth-filling fluffiness. An incredibly drinkable, sessionable stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,679 ratings
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