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

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

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

Appearance: It has a nice almost pitch black color to it with some amber hues coming through. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of chocolate, cocoa, roasty malts, brown sugar, oatmeal and some coffee.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice chocolate/cocoa feel to it, nice roasty malts, mix of brown sugar and oatmeal and a bit of coffee. Light bitterness and nice sweetness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a rich and sweet balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

This beer was pulled from the fridge about an hour before being drank so it could warm a bit. The beer appears an almost jet black when poured with red highlights when held up to some sunlight through a window. The head was a rich and creamy tan that refused to disappear. It lingered for quite a while and left good lacing as it receded. The aroma is grainy and almost spiced smelling as if there was a little bit of cinnamon added or something but I believe that is just the oatmeal smell coming through. Overall the scent isn't very strong.

The flavor is a roasted richness in the beginning that then blends into that same spice-like smell I picked up in the aroma. The beer finishes slightly bitter. Other flavor notes in its profile are smoke and chocolate. But all of these are in check and subtle.

The MF is good and creamy and rich. A good medium body for a such a tenebrous looking brew. This is a quality stout and a good beer from England.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 6,660 ratings
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