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Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout Review

Posted on 7/24/2013 by with 2 comments

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal StoutBy Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)


As adamant stout lover they are very few stouts that get it all right. Most stouts are filled with that chocolaty, coffee, with a creamy smooth finish that is pure heaven when done right.

When I go to a pub and see stout on the menu more than likely I’ll give it a try to see if it is up to my standards very few make the list. So it has been a very long time since I have had a Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout so I decided this would be a good one to try out again for this review.


Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout pours with a dark almost black rich body, which has just a slight touch of bubbling on the sides. The head is a fluffy dark brown foam, almost like cream. As you continue to pour the Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout the side have many colors with touches of brown to red as the liquid slows slide to the bottom of the glass, it settles to more of a darker color overall.


The smell of Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout is that of oatmeal with a touch of chocolate, and thick malty smell coming in strong at the end. The oatmeal and chocolate smells are telling you to drink this and stop wasting time here!


As you take your first drink of Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout you get a heavy taste of oatmeal followed by rich tastes of coffee, chocolate and mild maltyness. This a very unique and rich taste that the seasonal or hobby would love to get, but you need years of practice to get something as amazing as this flavor.

This one well balanced stout that has all the flavors you could ask, truly your mouth and taste bud are giving you a standing ovation.


Once in a blue moon, when all the starts align right you come across that no matter what you say can do it any justice, this just so happens to be one of those occasions. Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout is a truly amazing beverage that everyone should try at least once. Hell, I’m going to get some right now.

Verdict: 6 of 6


2 responses to Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout Review

  1. On September 11th, 2013 at 12:30 am , distilledopinion said...

    This is a truly great beer, and one of several English beers that challenge my devotion to Belgian brews.

  2. On September 11th, 2013 at 9:38 am , Chris said...

    It is a great beer

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