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:
6,650
Reviews:
2,290
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,277
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 6,650 |  Reviews: 2,290
Photo of jacknyr08
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Very dark amber with a two-finger very light tan head produced by moderate pour. Decent retention and lacing.
S -- Quite reminiscent of their nut brown ale -- lots of chocolate, scotch, brown sugar, oats, barley malts, raisins, and dark fruits.
T -- Starts almost sour, building to a yeasty roasted maltiness, followed by notes of bittersweet chocolate, herbal hops, and figs. Semi-dry finish. The oats are there, but not center stage.
F -- Nice medium body. Slightly bitter/astringent aftertaste.
O -- A canonical example of the classic British stout. Worth the money as a novelty, if for no other reason.

85/100

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Salinesnake
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weston64
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaker07
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle
A - dark brown in color with a creamy tan head that holds decent retention
S - chocolate, roasty grain, faint oats
T - chocolate, nutty oatmeal, roasted barley, faint coffee
M - medium body, pleasant carbonation, finishes semi-dry
O - a classic oatmeal stout and a must-try. It's been a few years since I had this one, and it's as good as I remember.

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Photo of al2913
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CellarGiant
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sight: Poured a dark brown/black with a thick tan foam that dissipated fairly quickly, though the head quickly returns upon agitation. A transparent dark brown with a deep ruby core that turns orange at the rim.

Nose: Lots of fruity esters to start, plum, almost prune, blackberry jam. Leads into chocolate malt, lots of graham with some light roasted coffee or milky coffee. Maybe s'mores with some blackberry jam.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body with a bit of sweetness. Creamy on the tough with a fine but low carbonation. The beer finishes with a touch of alcohol and some roasted malt astringency inviting a following sip.

Flavor: Chocolate, coffee, earthy and toasty notes all balance with cooked and dried fruit notes. Blackberries, plums, fig with a touch of baking spice.

A very full bodied, creamy, smooth and crisp oatmeal stout with just enough sweetness and plenty of balancing hop and malt bitterness. A very food friendly beer that represents the style well and shows the beauty of water in brewing. A pleasure to sip on during the winter.

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Photo of m1k3g3tz
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

This is an excellent beer. A bit sweet for my taste, but otherwise great, thick mouthfeel and smooth roastiness. Beautiful white head that lasts forever.

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Photo of DallasK
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akirakcat
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light-brown head melts into the rest of the beer like cream. Smell is mostly of chocolate, and the taste is of toasted malts, molasses, oats, as well as the chocolate and cream. The oats linger longest. The subtleness of this beer is what makes it great.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.02/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tjwarren
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth, malty, dark and satisfying. Looks like a sipper but I end up gulping it down. A tad sweet to start but you adjust to it. Not as thick as you might think and not syrupy. Love it every now and then. The Victorian pint 18.7 ounces is what all beer should be. Perfect

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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 6,650 ratings.
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