Oatmeal Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal 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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Schmidts
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours from the bottle dark copper brown with a creamy tan head.
Smells of sweet malts,fresh oats and caramel.
You can taste the oats in it with a balance of sweetness and bitter mild hop presence. Rich just the right amount of sweetness and very creamy, touch of coffee in the mix. Finishes mildly dry.
It is very smooth and creamy in your mouth and very refreshing indeed.
If you have never had this one try it you will really like it. I give this beer a overall of 5.0 it is an exceptional world class stout one of the very best.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mattcrill
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of moderate fruity esters. Dark plum, raisins, and dried cherries. A little bit of milk chocolate sweetness but definitely a background note. Low earthy hop aroma.

Appearance: Black pour with leathery edges. Off-white head that retains well throughout.

Flavor: More moderate plum and raisin like esters. A bit of baker's chocolate/dry cocoa flavor and a touch of sweetness in the finish. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-full bodied with moderate carbonation. No alcohol heat or astringency noted.

Overall impression: A classic example. I'm surprised how "sweet" it was without becoming cloying or undrinkable. Very pleasant and well knit flavors that provide all the key examples of this style without being over done.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Mario61Aler
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into the Samuel Smith Pint glass, and welcomed by a thick creamy head of dark tan froth.

Poured a reddish brown that laced well

Smell was all coffee and cooking oatmeal

Taste was perfect! As a Brit friend would say, Spot On! Coffee, Malted grain, slightly bitter and sweet at the same time very balanced towards the bitter though.

Was medium to medium thick in the mouth, creamy, semi-dry, great.

Buy it every chance you get, drink it at 58-62 degrees F, wow! Can't go wrong with this one.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black, no detectable light coming through. Has a nice creamy brownish head that is stays a while and some great lacing up the side of the glass.

Smell: So clean, a light bitterness and roast note hits you first and then is rounded with some sweetness. Amazed by the crisp fresh smell that simultaneously gave of the roast character.

Taste: Lightly creamy body with a good fullness hits you immediately. A bittersweetness comes into play after a short time as well, lingering after the beer leaves your mouth.

Mouthfeel: The whole package has a nice silkiness to it, not to much but enough to make the beer go down easily and compliment the overall balance of the grain bill.

Overall: One of the most drinkable beers I have had. This is the kind of beer that you find yourself wanting to take gulps of, allowing the silky and roast body to fill your mouth. At only 5% abv. this could be your shot at a sessionable stout, so long as you don't fill up and can afford it. A sort of original in the brewing world as well, so it is hard to say anything bad about it at all. A great beer, looking forward to my second bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,769 ratings