Oatmeal Stout | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
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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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown with light penetrating the edges, a tan creamy head that leaves tiny ice bergs, not too much in the say of lacing.

S - Not a lot of smell, but there is some roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and a slight hint of oats and cream.

T - Starts out with dark roasted malt, oats and a touch of milk, slightly sweet, and goes to some chocolate then finishes dry and with a lingering taste of cream and oats.

M - Smooth and creamy, very low carbonation, the body is medium due to the oats. Mouthfeel is definitely the best part of this beer and is fun to swish around your mouth.

O - An enjoyable beer that has a very nice texture and enjoyable flavors but nothing that knocks my socks off. It is a bit pricey, I could have gotten a better beer for the same price.

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

A - Pours black (brown-base) with a tan/beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin layer, but with good lacing

S - Sweet malts, toffee, coffee, chocolate, a little milk or cream. Very sweet.

T - A nice blend of chocolate and cream flavors. Some other malt flavors are present; well-balanced. The bread and oatmeal flavors come through in the finish.

M - Medium bodied, light carbonation. A little thinner than I was expecting, but very smooth with a nice finish. Very drinkable.

O - I found Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout to be an enjoyable and very drinkable take on the style. It's definitely on the lighter side of stouts, but it still has lots of flavor.

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Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,749 ratings