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:
6,625
Reviews:
2,281
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
1,265
For Trade:
4
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Photo of degueulasse
2.42/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

It's hard to review this one because the taste and smell were hardly distinctive for me at all. What smells like faint coffee ends up tasting like dirty, somewhat sweet water, and the mouthfeel is perhaps even worse (water with a hint of bland carbonation).

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Photo of gphelps70
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dromines78
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrettNole7
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halfmead
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brutalist
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This stout more than lives up to its reputation. Its look and taste are excellent and has a toasty fragrance promises what the flavor delivers.
There's a reason that stouts, particularaly this one, demand loyalty.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CC93
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 20oz stein glass.

Look: Dark brownish body with a brownish, three inch head that persists overtime, and gradually dissipates to a

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Photo of Happyyb
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of CMC73
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled seidel. A very thin ring of beiege head, a patch of lace. Very dark, cola color.

Sweet chocolate nose, light roast, some oat. A great smell.

Taste is similar. Light on the roast, a sweet smooth character, some cream.

Smooth mouth, a little dry on the finish.

Sam Smith have been doing this long enough, they might as well be good at it. This is a good sweet stout.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.34/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is pitch black and has a thin head but it lasted. Lots of fruity aromas coming from this beer and not a ton of coffee or roasted malts that I enjoy in my darker beers. The beer taste is similar. It has the oat flavor but nothing super strong or take home about it. The beer sorta felt a little over processed to me, a little to balanced. The mouthfeel is nice and it is very drinkable. Overall an average beer.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marvicsin
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.2 out of 5 based on 6,625 ratings.
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