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:
6,654
Reviews:
2,291
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
384
Gots:
1,283
For Trade:
4
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a FFF pint glass.

Pours a dark, almost black color with a couple inches of a nice, tan colored head. Cola colored edging with walls of lace.

The nose is has some semi-sweet cocoa with some English malts and a bit of oats.

The taste smooth a semi-sweet. There is some roasted malts balanced against the malty sweetness. A sweet lacto taste is also noticed behind the malts.

The mouthfeel is light-medium with a level of carbonation that is just right.

Overall, decent traditional stout that has good flavors but doesnt go over the top. Nice plain ole stout.

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

Poured into a mug, 2 finger head.

Reminded of soy sauce on the nose.
Tastes of coffee, a bit nutty (pecans?)

Appearance -Dark. Darker and thicker than the bottle itself.

Smell - At first, soy sauce. Then coffee, and a bit of a nutty smell.

Taste - Coffee, pecans, a grapefruit-like bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth, and creamy.

Overall - I regret that I only bought one bottle, it's a wonderful beer.

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

A- I poured it into a flared pint glass, down the middle. The beer provided more than ample head, making me understand the recent row over top-ups at Samuel Smith's pubs in Britain. The foam is light and airy, the color of a cafe au lait and leaves thick lacing as it slowly falls. The beer itself is pitch black and allows no light to shine through.

S- A very nice smell. Roasted chocolate malts, a hint of anise, a touch and alcohol and just a whiff of bittering hops.

T- I love its flavor. First you get hit with a wave of delicious malt, with the chocolate taste the scent portended. The anise is gone but the bitterness and the alcohol appear in the finish in the perfect quantities.

M- Rich, and creamy. Medium to heavy-bodied with little after-feel. Very smooth.

O- A very nice beer, and not a bit overrated.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,654 ratings.
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