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

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
90.2%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 6,659 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:
#956
Reviews:
2,292
Ratings:
6,659
Liked:
6,007
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
11.16%
Alströms:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
386
Gots:
1,290
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,659 |  Reviews: 2,292
Photo of al2913
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CellarGiant
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
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 +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akirakcat
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tjwarren
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of degueulasse
2.42/5  rDev -42.5%
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 -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dromines78
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Timtac
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halfmead
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brutalist
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
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 -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CC93
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 6,659 ratings
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