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

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4.21/5
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6,680 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#978
Reviews:
2,294
Ratings:
6,680
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
391
Gots:
1,306
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 6,680 |  Reviews: 2,294
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours dark maroon black with a dense creamy tan brown foam head. Smells like dried fruit, apple, pear, chocolate, coffee, molasses, caramel, buttery toffee, nutty toasted bready graham crackery malts, oats, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like nutty toasted bready graham crackery malts, chocolate, acidic coffee, roasty molasses, caramel, buttery toffee, dried fruit, apple, pear, oats, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Beefstroganoff
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2009 backlog. 550 ml bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet smelling, and undeniably English. Pours almost black; reddish tones come out when held up to the light. Thick head, long retaining, decent lacing. Tastes of roasted coffee, sweet malt. This beer has remained in my top 10 for at least ten years, and for good reason. I know of no other stout that tastes quite like this. One of the greatest beers in the world right here.

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Photo of Ithsumus
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fryeguy52
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarrellK
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jglaw1
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeEdgeworth
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

No evidence of a production date; decanted into a conical pint glass.
A: Mahogany to black, clear but not cloudy when held up to light. Less than a quarter inch head after a good pour, but with legs evident on swirl.
S: Dark roast malts, with black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses/cane, perhaps hazelnut evident.
T: Rich dark roast malt flavor with more sweet biscuit or toffee flavor in nice balance with the bitterness of the hops.
M: Full bodied with persistent effervescence: a mouthful, so to speak.
O: A high quality Oatmeal Stout.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pioppo
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caburdette51
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Pours near black and mostly opaque with mahogany edges. The tan head is large thick and lasting with good lacing. The nose is sweet and malty with fruity esters and chocolate. Slightly tangy and less flavorful than the nose would suggest, it tastes mostly of roasted malts, oats and semi-sweet chocolate. The bitterness is moderate. Medium bodied with low carbonation it goes down rather smooth.

All in all a pretty good oatmeal stout.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hannahberryx
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Dark brown, nearly black, ruby highlights along the bottom, thick fluffy tan head with great retention and some lacing.
Aroma - Hard to smell through the head but what I can pick up is pleasant. Burnt malt, brown sugar, grain
Taste - Burnt/ashy malts, minerals, semi-sweet chocolate, nutty yeast towards the end, bittersweet finish.
Feel - Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, finishes slightly dry

Overall - Very good stout, loads of flavor without a ridiculous amount of alcohol.

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Photo of Sexmortus
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black and a bit creamy with thick tan foamy head that lasts. On the nose I got some nuttiness and molasses, roasted caramelized grains and dark fruit. Taste followed the nose with sweet malts but some bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel medium bodied, carbonation on the low side enabling those flavors to linger. Overall a solid stout.

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Photo of mnine
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,680 ratings
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