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

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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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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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,722 ratings
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