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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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6,698 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#981
Reviews:
2,296
Ratings:
6,698
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
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393
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce single from Lake Wales ABC - enjoyed to celebrate International Stout Day. This is a near perfect stout with deep flavors and creamy feel. Went down fast, but it's OK because of the relatively low alcohol content.

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Appearance:
Almost black. Deep red highlights. Creamy head that never quite disappears, and it leaves a modest trail of clingy lacing down the glass.

Aroma:
Coffee, caramel and chocolate mats earthy, sweat, with a hint of oats.

Taste:
Soft roasted malt flavor hangs in the foreground, eventually giving way to a mild sweet. Good balance between bitter and sweet. Dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and toffee swirl around giving the Oatmeal Stout.

Mouthfeel:
Silky smooth and creamy with a medium-full body. The carbonation adds just the right amount of zing in the finish.

Drinkable:
Is to drink in peaceful place, out of noise and distracters, take with old cheese and black olive.

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From a bottle into an imperial pint glass. It fits! (I knew it would, it was just too much fun to resist.)

A rich dark mahogany that is approaching black. I'm getting excited. Dense lacing.

Chocolate, toast, a hint of vanilla, and a little bit of (french roast?) coffee. Well rounded, the chocolate hints of lactose, but it clearly isn't a milk stout.

Slightly sweet chocolate, warm toasts, hints of vanilla and milk, and not overdone coffee. A hint of bitter on the aftertaste, but it's pleasantly dominated by pale toffee and vanilla. Incredibly pleasing and delicious.

Creamy and velvety in the mouth, carbonation is light enough to not interfere with the body, but still keeps it refreshing.

Delicious beer, would go great with a range of food: Roasted meats, BBQ, smoked fare, chocolate desserts, truffles, ice creams. Well rounded and refreshing example of good, quality beer.

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6,698 ratings
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