Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout

Samuel Smith Brewery
Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
ABV: 5%

From the brewer

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create an almost opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex medium dry palate and bittersweet finish.

Average Scores

Overall: 70 (logged 8 times)
Bottle: 68 (logged 6 times)
Draft: 75 (logged 2 times)

Who's been drinking this

80% for the corned beef, 20% for me.
Bottle at Home
Very solid, first time on draft. Slightly sour, dry, smooth. Exactly what you'd expect from an English stout.
Bottle at Home
Bottle at A Friend's
Solid standard sweet stout with a clear... English character to it? Thin, with a touch of finishing tartness?
A really smooth, almost sweet roasted malt smell. Roasted malts, vanilla, and oatmeal on the palate with a perfect amount of bittering hops to make sure there's no overpowering malt funk. Finish has a great hit of vanilla and oatmeal. A lot of stouts focus on the flavor on the palate and are utterly unremarkable on the finish, one of this beer's strengths is how solidly it finishes. Absolutely delicious, for sure the benchmark.
Bottle at Home