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

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Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#979
Reviews:
2,294
Ratings:
6,680
pDev:
11.16%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
391
Gots:
1,306
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sensational.

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3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5%
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3.37/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm very excited to say that I have deleted my previous review because I just had the pleasure of drinking this on draft at the Cashmere Cricket in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I repeat: on draft!!! In Ohio!!! How cool is it that we get to experience this for the first time ever in the United States?

Appearance is classic black with a coffee brown sheen and a thick, creamy tan blanket that persists for a good while and clings in sheets.

Smell is toasty malt with nutty accents, cola, and a slightly pungent note of what might be pine, but is otherwise escaping me.

Taste is mixed nuts, light cocoa and tobacco in front of hints of smoke, black cherry, and a faint touch of Tootsie Roll deep in middle, with a slightly bitter but tangy finish.

Body is smooth, light to medium with a slick, round, semi-wet swallow. This is very easy drinking for an Oatmeal Stout, and enjoyably so.

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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black, small head, slightly red against the light
Smells like whiskey and licorice wtf this is 5% abv!??!
Tastes like cola if Satan had made it, sweet yet bitter and an extremely dense flavor
Overall tons of flavor yet somewhat easy to drink, would recommend

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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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