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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
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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3.44/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

A: Nice medium tan head. Black, with a golden brown glow at the bottom.

S: Light coffee. That's it really.

T/MF: Light blackened oats. Slight coffee/very dark cocoa. Very faint sweetness.

Not much to this one. Not bad, but doesn't blow me away.

Poured from a 550mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from 550 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. A dark coffee brown brew with reddish tinting and a decent-sized brown head. Aroma is rich and malt-forward, with cocoa powder, fruity yeast like apples and pears, medium-roast coffee, and a faint caramel sweetness putting in appearances. A well-rounded, sophisticated, and multifaceted brew as one would expect from such a classic, featuring chocolate milk, almond, caramel, vanilla, and coffee flavors, with the caramel gaining traction later as the dark malts lose some steam. Sourish and tangy from acidic dark malts and fruity yeast esters, yet smooth and creamy. The body is lighter than expected. Finishes long, smooth, and earthy, with a little butterscotch and a cereal grain type of sweetness. I get little in the way of harsh burnt or charred notes. Depending on the source one consults, oats either fail to add much flavor while contributing body, or they do add an astringent flavor note ... I certainly get the latter here although the source is difficult to pinpoint. In my mind (and to my palate), this is considered the prototype of the style for a reason. Less sweet than a milk stout but has some of the same desirable mouthfeel characteristics.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 550ml bottle to tulip glass after spending about 10 minutes chilling a bit in the fridge.

Absolutely wonderful. Pitch black with creamy tan head, great retention and lacing. Nose was nice and roasty with cocoa and vanilla. Taste followed - delicious cocoa, coffee, and a bit of caramel. I'm sure this would be great over ice cream. Not as heavy as I was expecting. Don't have much experience with oatmeal stouts, but if I tasted this blind I would swear it was a milk stout. Very delicious way to finish an evening.

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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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